Preparation

By Survivor

Original link: https://www.storiesspace.com/stories/micro-fiction/preparation.aspx

Tags: micro fiction, ballet, class, returning home

Added: 07 Apr 2017 Views: 578 Avg Score: 5

It's good to be back at the barre

Final tinkling of the piano. Then "Moon River" ends and they start moving around the floor. Some chatting, some sitting on the floor and removing slippers.

"Come in. Here, wedge it open." The door is letting people in and out.

"Hi, Larry. You alright?"

"Yes, I'm good. I see you don't have a brace on, Paige."

"Just can't leave the ground. No jumps or leaps. So, everyone here?"

Taking our chosen spots.

"Okay, first position... preparation... demi plie... tendu, tendu, tendu... grand plie... over your heels... one, two, three, rise...  releve... "

It's good to be back at the barre.