“The end always passes judgment on what has gone before.”
– Publilius Syrus, a Latin writer of maxims
The variety show had been a lot of fun. Junior and senior high school students had performed an interesting and entertaining evening of songs, skits, readings and even a dance number or two. I had been in one of the skits – a Twilight Zone inspired tale I’d written about two lost boys and a werewolf – a twist on Little Red Riding Hood. It had met with only moderate applause. Mother had told me my choice of material was a bit too “deep” for my audience.
The emcee appeared on stage from between the heavy brown stage curtains.
“Tonight’s final performance is a bit of a surprise,” he began. “It features a tri...
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