Fantasy Drabble #177 “Command Performance”

The lights have gone down and the seats are filled. The curtain opens and there she stands: serene, comfortable, at home on the stage. She has won over the audience simply by showing up on the appointed day and time. They are hers to do with as she pleases.

It is entertainment they expect — and entertainment they will receive — but in exchange It is their life she takes. Not all of it from any one, but only a little from each, only just enough, while they are entranced. So little in fact that they will never notice it is gone.

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