Breaking a leg

10 Mar

Many theater folks cling to the idea that a bad dress rehearsal is a good omen for a successful opening night. If that is true, my OBOB team will do really well at our regional tournament on Saturday.

They straggled in Monday morning, a little out of it because it was Monday, of a full moon, after the time change. Only three of the four team members showed up. One was sick – the only girl on the team

“In which  book….,” I said, starting the process.

Their answer was wrong. So was the next and most of the ones that followed. The boys were starting to doubt themselves.

“Hey, let’s huddle in,” said one of the boys. Suddenly, they started doing better.

“We need to do this on Saturday,” the same boy said. “Getting our heads close together makes us more powerful.”

Let’s hope his words have power and they do well on Saturday.

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8 Responses to “Breaking a leg”

  1. jumpofffindwings March 10, 2020 at 5:55 am #

    Good luck on Saturday. I’m so glad your school promotes READING!

  2. livinglife816287820 March 10, 2020 at 8:19 am #

    Oh what fun, a book battle, I do hope your team does well, despite the dubious rehearsal!

  3. Ramona March 10, 2020 at 8:30 am #

    My kids participated in Battle of the Books when we lived in Texas. We loved it! Good luck at your Saturday competition.

    • Ramona March 10, 2020 at 9:20 pm #

      And thanks for this post which led me to my Wednesday post.

  4. Lisa Corbett March 10, 2020 at 1:52 pm #

    I so miss the Battle of the Books! Maybe I should figure out how to get it going again. I love that this book team realizes they are more powerful when they are together. 🙂

  5. Writing to Learn, Learning to Write March 10, 2020 at 2:31 pm #

    Wishing you and your team the best of luck!

  6. arjeha March 10, 2020 at 4:12 pm #

    Good luck to your team. There is power and confidence in the group.

  7. Brian Rozinsky March 10, 2020 at 7:55 pm #

    “Getting our heads close together makes us more powerful.” Wisdom from that one. Have fun Saturday!

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