Opening Act Composition Woodsworth

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Submitted: May 23, 2012

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“Opening Act” is a short story about a girl named Amanda who is the daughter of a well-known artist. Amanda doesn’t like to sing about her heartbreak like her mother, instead she writes poems about it. This short story is written by mother and daughter, Jane Yolen and Heidi Elizabet Yolen Stemple. 
 
At the beginning of the story, Amanda is very insecure about going onstage because of her bad singing voice, She also doesn’t like to share her poems because she believes that they are her own private business. Soon in the story, Amanda finds out that her boyfriend has been cheating on her. She is heartbroken and so writes a poem in her journal as a catharsis. The next morning, her journal is missing, but she soon discovers that her mom had taken it and read her poem! Amanda is outraged at her mom for violating her privacy and refuses to talk to her. Once when Amanda’s dad tried to talk to her about the poem, she cut him off saying that her mom sings about broken hearts while she lives them. 
 
A few days Later, Amanda and her dad go to a café where her brother and his band are performing with her mother as the opening act. When Amanda’s mom finishes performing her songs, she unexpectedly calls Amanda onstage. Thinking her mom wants her to sing with her, Amanda is frozen with fear, anger and embarrassment. But when her mother starts singing her poem, Amanda is beyond shocked. Despite Amanda’s overwhelming fear of being onstage, she slowly starts to smile when she realizes that the audience loves the song! 
 
Amanda is no longer mad at her mother and even calls the song “our song.” Completely impressed with the song lyrics, Amanda’s brother asks her to write him lyrics. After her mom sang her poem onstage in front of everyone, Amanda no longer minds sharing her poems with everyone. Amanda’s mother performing her poem onstage changed how Amanda felt about her mom, her fear of being onstage and how she felt about sharing her poems. 
 
 
 


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