At the Amphitheatre

pompeii amphitheatre photo credit wikipedia

(photo credit: wikipedia)

Dressed in their finest, sitting in the best seats so all can see their wealth whilst the poorer citizens are packed into the stands.

A deafening cheer erupts before a blanket hush falls.

This is what they have come for.

Not to watch a Greek comedy but a Roman tragedy…


(Side note: I have used poetic license in the above.  Plays were not shown in Roman amphitheatres which were circular, but in theatres which were semi-circular and thus more stage-like.)

This was written for Day 2 of “A Month of Mini Writing Challenges“.  See this page here for more details and a list of prompts.

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