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The Performance

by Sarah Betsworth
Originally published by on 19/08/2018

A screech split the air, cutting through the low conversations of the people nearby. Then the drumming started, slowly at first then gradually increasing in volume and intensity.

The audience was transfixed, some with expressions of disbelief, a few dour and judgemental but others, who had experienced a similar performance previously, with an element of understanding.

With arms and legs flailing and a scarlet face, the star showed no sign of stopping. Heels hammered incessantly on the floor as Molly’s mother stepped carefully over the rigid body of her two year old and passed the next item to the cashier.

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