But now there would be no more audition. Not for that show, at least. The rumors about the director’s idiosyncrasies had proven true, about the flowers in any case. New actors joining the cast received phone calls and a Lincoln Town Car sent to the front door to pick them up for a meeting with the production crew and other cast members.
Actors not chosen received a box of flowers.
So tired. She was so tired of this entire event. She just wanted to go back to her normal life. Life Before the murders. When he was still with her, still woke up beside her every morning and traced her face with his fingers. When they packed up everything on a whim and drove to Chicago for the weekend to enjoy food and window shopping.
“What if we were to run away?”
“Run away. Leave all this behind. Find a new life.”
I was the reason the family shattered. Pieces of hearts and lives now spread across the years and memories we all shared. I allowed my own ambitions to propel me around and over and through anything that stood in the way of what I wanted.