Heaven Filled the Air


The dazzling lights blinded Emma as she stepped onto the stage.

Her first performance of an original piece.

Her father had lived for this day from her first practice.

She was far more reluctant. Her music shared intimacies that she was unsure she wanted to make public.

The audience erupted … a standing ovation.

“Utterly ridiculous,” she thought. “I have yet to become who I am.”

The flimsiness of their accolades meant little to her.

Yet there … front and center… there sat her dad.

He was aglow.

Confidently, she sat at the newly-tuned Bösendorfer.

And heaven filled the air.

Written for Three Word Wednesdays- Number 525. Requirements: Create a story using the three given words:

Dazzle, verb: blind temporarily, deprive of sight, overwhelm, overcome, impress, move, stir, affect, touch, awe, overawe, leave speechless, take someone’s breath away, spellbind, hypnotize; noun: glare, brightness, brilliance, shimmer, radiance, shine, sparkle, glitter, brilliance, glory, splendor, magnificence, glamour; attraction, lure, allure, draw, appeal.


Erupt, verb: emit lava, become active, flare up; explode, break out, flare up, start suddenly; ensue, arise, happen, appear, break out, flare up, come to a head, suppurate, emerge.


Flimsy, adjective: insubstantial, fragile, breakable, frail, shaky, unstable, wobbly, tottery, rickety, ramshackle, makeshift; jerry-built, badly built, shoddy, chintzy, gimcrack, thin, light, fine, filmy, floaty, diaphanous, sheer, delicate, insubstantial, wispy, gossamer, gauzy, weak, feeble, poor, inadequate, insufficient, thin, unsubstantial, unconvincing, implausible, unsatisfactory.



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