99 word prompt : Performance

December 7, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write that features a performance. You can interpret what is a performance any way the prompt leads you.

If you want to participate, here’s the link:  https://carrotranch.com/2017/12/07/december-7-flash-fiction-challenge/


“Mom,” Noelle said, her voice lilting. “He looks just like Joel!”

Ralphina scampered over to her 13 year old twins. 

Try not to scream … breathe, she repeated inside a mind that wanted to run from the handsome face staring back at her with Joel’s green eyes, remembering snippets:  Backstage. Drugged. Hand over her mouth. Searing pain.  So much blood.  LifeFlight.

“He served 13 years for raping a minor,” Ralphina said.  “She almost died from it!”

“He’s a big Rock Star!” Joel said. “Is that our father?” 

 “No,” Ralphina replied, relieved she’d not listed the bastard on their birth certificates.