Little Shop Of Horrors: A Short Story

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We stood there, complete eye contact and not a word uttered. I had just received some of the best news ever, yet he looked at me like he wanted to gouge my eyes out. I felt like he should be happy for me, I mean we were friends after all. At least I thought we were. I could tell he was mad, I knew why, unsure of what to say I let time pass for what seemed like forever. Then, he turned and walked away.
That morning was when cast lists were posted. They were taped to the cold meatal wall of the playhouse, which is one of the theaters at camp. Cast list went up at 6:45am and about 400 groggy teenagers showed up to get a look. One of the shows camp was doing was Little Shop of Horrors. For those of you who do not know, Little Shop of Horrors is
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But as I got down there I knew something had happened, something unexpected. As soon as I showed up I was getting all the attention, it was all about me. I glanced at the list, expecting to see evens name, I already had my congratulations speech planned in my head, everyone did. But instead I saw my name, at the top in bold letters, it read, SEYMOUR: FRANKIE NIEMAN. I looked around, trying to find Evan. We were in the same bunk and we had been for several years. I knew I would probably see him back at the bun, so I turned around and there he was. Standing there looking me dead in the eyes. He was about thirty feet away and I could practically taste his bitterness it was so strong. We stood there, staring, and then he turned and disappeared into the crowd.
Once I saw my name on that list I knew that facing Evan was going to be the hardest part. The thing is I did not know how I was going to do it, and I never had to. I avoided him for the rest of the week. We did not talk for that whole time. Then I realized I had made a mistake, I had given up one of my most valuable friendships in exchange for a silly little role at a summer camp. It had felt like I was doing the right thing but I was just being selfish. I decided I would go up to him and just flat out apologize. So the next day I walked up to him, made eye contact, but this time, I opened my

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