Category C: Highly Commended Monash SnapStory Competition 2016
Photographer: Emma Jarvis
Title: A Bus to the Future
Two minutes. The bus was due in two minutes.
My hands shook; I shoved them into my jacket pockets, hiding the tremble from the stranger waiting next to me.
The audition wasn't for an hour, yet I was already rattling like crockery in an earthquake. This wouldn’t do. I needed to control myself. Breathe.
So what if the audition was for a prestigious theatre company? So what if this was a rare opportunity that could completely change the direction of my life? That’s nothing to fret about, no…
I sighed. I could see the bus now, in the distance, slowly crawling up the street towards me.
Breathing deeply, I clenched my fists. I was going to do this. Even if my palms sweated and my heart threaten to leap out of my chest. I might fail, but I certainly wouldn’t get anywhere if I never gave it a shot.