The lights were bright, stinging really. The reverberation within the enclosed room was unbearable. My inner ear throbbed, seemingly in sync with the rhythm of the crazed crowd. The irritation within me steadily grew into a deep resentment. Wasn’t this what I always wanted? The cheers of strangers, the approval of millions, all of them chanting my name. No. This was what I was raised for. This is what I worked for. This is what I was made for. I finally made it, so why do I feel so empty? The loneliness up here on the grandest stage, it’s maddening.
(100 WORD CHALLENGE)