The Right Song
by Shane Morgan
That is what Aurora desperately wants to believe. That somehow her music can save her, or even touch the unreachable heart of the guy she has liked for years.
Rora yearns for his attention and wants to experience this so-called love that could possibly end her long suffering and inspire her to chase after her dreams.
In deeply understanding the intentions of others, will Aurora give up on ever finding true happiness, or will an intriguing soul teach her about the greatest song ever written?
The crowd roars. Some chant my name while others sing the lyrics to the song that brought me to this moment. It sets off a wild party of butterflies in my stomach. My heart starts racing and my knees shake. The music rises throughout the arena—my cue to take the stage.
I look behind at the guy that inspired me to reach this point, giving his hand a soft squeeze. He smiles, then nods approvingly for me to go for it.
A wave of confidence washes over my body; I slip out of the safety of his grasp and walk out in front of the many eager fans waiting to hear me sing.
Taking center stage, I clasp my hands around the microphone stand, close my eyes, and inhale a deep breath.
As the electrifying guitar riffs blast off, accompanied by the haunting melodies of the keyboard, I part my lips and allow the words to seep out of my heart.
I open my eyes to glance over the crowd. A smile makes its way to my lips as I notice they’re singing along with me.
We escape into the lyrics, united in this moment of bliss. It warms my heart, knowing I’ve touched theirs.
This is why I’ve worked so hard. I’m here now. And it’s only the beginning.