Rhyme's Diary Entry 2



Things change pretty quickly in Attaway. Last time I wrote, I was just a Rodeo and Juliet understudy. Now, thanks to the Great Mono Outbreak of 2018, I’m Juliet.

Me?! Rhyme?! The star of the high school musical?! I know, I’m as shocked as you are. Don’t get too nervous though. I have most of my lines memorized. I’m about to practice my blocking with Harmony (as the star actress of the family, she gives harder notes than my actual director). Plus, when I’m onstage, I have Drake.

Drake. I can’t stop thinking about that one moment in rehearsal. Yes, that one, the one where we almost kissed. Well, our characters almost kissed. Sometimes, I have to remind myself that it’s just acting. It’s just a play. It’s not like Drake would kiss me in real life.

Well...maybe he would. I don’t know. Even as I write about Drake, I can feel myself smiling. It’s this crazy-warm-happiness feeling, like my insides are smiling. I definitely have butterflies in my stomach when I look at Drake...or talk to Drake...or think about Drake. When he looks at me, I feel like I’m the only one he sees. Like we’re the only two people in the whole world. Maybe he’s just a really good actor. Or, maybe…

No, no, no. I can’t let myself think about it. I need to focus on what’s important: doing a good job in the play. Remembering all my lines, nailing all my blocking, and showing everyone that I’m more than just an inexperienced freshman. I could really be an actress, or a singer, and here’s an opportunity that most people can only dream about.

Dreams...Drake...OK, I really need to stop distracting myself. Harmony’s yelling my name from downstairs, and it’s time to practice. Plus, who knows what’s going to change between now and the next time I write?! For now, wish me luck!