Those who sat closer to the stage mentioned that they saw tears in Uncle Tim’s eyes as the song came to a close. At the end, the audience roared with approval. The entire crowd gave Lenny a standing ovation!
Lenny looked at the audience, but the spotlights were too bright for him to see his classmates. All Lenny could see were dozens of small silhouettes. He recognized at least one of the shadowy figures with fists pumping the air. It was Miguel.
As Lenny bowed, the same boys who once jeered him now cheered him. He smiled towards the source of cheers and took his final bow as the curtains closed.
Notes: You are reading an excerpt from my 1st children’s picture book, Violen. Violen is a story about a young boy who has an extraordinary gift and passion to play the violin. Even though this may be the last page, keep following along for more pics and notes, and if you like my story, please share it. Thanks for your support. Image shot by Albert Montes and edited by me using Glaze.