Tuesday, 9 July 2013

The Pole

Linda Casper
The Pole
Miami Vice – mixture of Americano and Cubano coffee

Tara tried unsuccessfully to get some shut eye. Tomorrow would be her big day and she would need all her energy to give a great performance on the pole. But sleep evaded her. 
She’d run through the alphabet for names of vegetables and fruit but she was still wide awake. Naturally, she was anxious about her debut. 
            Her still active mind ran through her routine. Tara knew she was well prepared. She had checked her outfit in the full length mirror and thought she looked the business. She could handle the men; no problem.
            Tara wondered whether her parents had calmed down yet. They were shocked when she told them of her plans. Her sister hadn’t understood why she hadn’t just gone ahead without telling them, but Tara reckoned it was better coming from her than finding out from someone else. 

There was her call; no time to back out now. 
Tara took a deep breath and, trying to ignore the noise around her, grasped the pole with both hands. She was both terrified and excited as she wrapped her legs around it and slid down to the fire engine waiting below.



About the  Author

Linda Casper hails from Yorkshire and, after a long career as a high school teacher, she has recently begun to write and has had many short stories, poems and travel articles published. Linda has a keen interest in gardening and is a judge for Yorkshire in Bloom. Check out her website here: http://thirdageblogger.blogspot.co.uk       

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