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The Show, We Hide

How a small town's support helped a group of children to shine.

By wispo uganjaPublished 8 months ago 3 min read
The Show, We Hide
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Once upon a time, in a small town nestled in the heart of the forest, there lived a group of mischievous children who loved nothing more than putting on a show. They spent hours rehearsing their acts, perfecting their lines and practicing their moves, dreaming of the day they would be able to perform for an audience.

But there was one problem: the adults in their town didn't approve of their little shows. They thought it was a waste of time, and believed the children should be spending their time studying or helping out with chores around the house. So, the children had to keep their performances a secret, hiding their costumes and props under beds and in closets, and rehearsing in the woods far away from prying eyes.

Despite the obstacles, the children persisted, determined to put on a show that would be remembered for years to come. They came up with a plan: they would sneak into the old abandoned theater on the outskirts of town and use it as their stage.

It wasn't easy getting into the theater. The doors were locked and the windows boarded up, but the children were resourceful. They climbed through a broken window, and once inside, they were amazed by what they saw. The stage was still intact, with its red velvet curtains and old-fashioned footlights. The seats were dusty, but otherwise in good condition.

Excitement filled the air as the children set to work, preparing the stage for their big debut. They hung a banner that read "The Show We Hide" across the stage, and rehearsed their acts one final time. They knew that they had to keep their performance a secret, but they couldn't resist telling a few close friends.

On the night of the show, the children snuck out of their homes, dressed in their costumes and carrying their props. They met in the woods, then made their way to the theater, careful not to be seen by any adults.

Once they arrived, they found that their friends had already spread the word, and the theater was full of children from all over the town. They took their places on stage, and the show began.

The children sang, danced, and acted their hearts out, pouring all of their energy and enthusiasm into their performances. The audience was captivated, and cheered and clapped after every act.

But as the show went on, the children became increasingly nervous. They knew that they were breaking the rules, and that they would be in big trouble if they were caught. They also knew that the adults in their town would never approve of their little show.

As the final act drew to a close, the children began to worry that they would be discovered. But then, something amazing happened. The curtains parted, and there stood a group of adults, including the mayor of the town.

The children were terrified at first, but then the mayor spoke. "I was passing by the theater, and I couldn't help but hear your little show," he said. "I have to say, I was impressed. You children have a lot of talent, and you should be proud of what you've accomplished."

The children were shocked. They had expected to be scolded or punished, but instead, they were being praised. The mayor went on to say that he had a special surprise for them. He had arranged for them to perform their show again, this time in front of the entire town, and he promised that they would have all the support and resources they needed.

The children couldn't believe their luck. They had been hiding their talents for so long, and now they were being given a chance to shine. From that day on, they were no longer "The Show We Hide," but rather "The Show Everyone Celebrates," and their performances became the highlight of the town's social calendar.

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wispo uganja

writing is more than just a means of exploration - it's also a way for me to connect with others. I love nothing more than hearing from readers who have been touched by my words, whether it's through a heartfelt essay or a gripping novel.

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