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Tales From the Split Worlds Episode 17: The Audition

June 25, 2010

Author: Emma Newman
Title: The Audition
Genre: Urban fantasy, magical realism
Rating: g
Frequency: Every Friday

A young man auditions, but for what?

The Audition

He knocked on the door softly, entered and bowed. “He’s here, my Lady.”

She clapped her hands in delight. “Wonderful! Is everything ready?”

“Yes my Lady.”

“Then show him in,” said Lady Peony, arranging her dress so it draped over the chair decoratively. “Timeon?”

“Yes my Lady?”

“Is he pretty?”

Timeon recalled the mundane youth currently standing in the hallway. “I believe his music will express his beauty more effectively than his face, my Lady.”

She smiled, making his heart shiver. “You always say the right thing Timeon. That’s why I’ve kept you for so long. Now go and get him.”

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