“He’s definitely in his element, isn’t he?” JoAnne said of her boyfriend, Bob, who was on stage for open mic night at the comedy club.
“Well, he’s always been kind of a smart alec, hasn’t he?” Ed said. “So yeah, he’s right where he belongs, cracking jokes and in the spotlight.”
“If I didn’t know better, Ed, I’d say that you sound a bit jealous,” JoAnne observed.
“I didn’t know you used to do stand up,” JoAnne said. “How long ago was that?”
“Oh, it’s been years since I last got up on stage, JoAnne,” Ed said. “I’m in my sixties now, my twilight years, as they say. So I’m living vicariously these days by watching my star pupil strut his stuff. And the boy is damn good, too.”
“You were a great teacher, Ed,” JoAnne said.
“It’s more that he has the right stuff, JoAnne,” Ed said.
Written for these one-word prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (element), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (smart), Word of the Day Challenge (mentor), Scotts Daily Prompt (mass), Daily Addictions (ample), and Ragtag Daily Prompt (crepuscule). Please note: I had never heard of the word “crepuscule,” so I Googled it and learned that it is a rarely used synonym for “twilight.” So rather than awkwardly trying to fit in “crepuscule,” so I substituted the more common synonym.