THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY
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This is a July Year of the Dragon 100-word contest entry. 100 words. For TC.
A theater major, she wanted to watch the Broadway cast of A Chorus Line in Chicago. Driving down, we sang along with the radio.
The midnight drive home felt longer than the earlier in rush hour traffic. Dead silence.
After a chilling hour, I burst into song. She finally turned to me: “You are unbelievable.” A compliment? A reproach. I stopped.
In the 70s HIV decimated the theater community from the East to the West Coast. Within five years, the entire Broadway Chorus Line cast were gone.
After I dropped her off, I never saw or heard from her again.
We did what we had to do
Won't forget, can't regret
What I did for love.
-- "What I Did for Love"
A Chorus Line