Richard took a deep breath as he stood on the stage. The spotlights were blinding, and he could barely see the audience. Today was the day he had been preparing for days.
“Hello Richard. That’s a nice costume.” A male judge spoke. “what will you be doing for us?”
Richard stuttered. But managed to speak.
“Magic, sir. I will be doing magic.”
“Magic! I love magic tricks. Alright, everyone, let’s all give Richard a round of applause.”
Despite the noise, Richard could only hear the loud beating of his heart.