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THIS IS A YEAR OF THE DRAGON CONTEST ENTRY

The Rest Was

Published by LANNING | Monday, July 02, 2012 7:43 AM


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



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kristel - Wednesday, July 18, 2012 12:52 PM.


This piece gave me a sad feeling of longing, much like the song "What I did for Love" does when I hear it <3

Well done, Mr. Lee!