“Hop in, honey,” said Laura, before driving away.
“Thanks, all’s good.” Cassie answered confidently.
Feeling an empty pocket, she remembered her key and money pouch on the music stand.
Fighting panic, she went to a side door and breathed a sign of relief to find it unlocked. The darkness was overwhelming as she maneuvered the hall from the side door. The stage lit up suddenly. She followed it to her music rack.
Relief became panic as she realized she wasn’t alone. Heart pounding, she stumbled back outside. Thankful but inquisitive, she left remembering “don’t look a gift horse in the mouth.”
Written for rochelle’s 100 word Picture Prompt challenge, Friday Fictioneers https://rochellewisoff.com/