06/04/2014

REHEARSALS - FRIDAY FICTION


REHEARSALS

The alien clung to the beam watching as the creatures made the same moves and said the same words repeatedly, while others scuttled round changing the colours on canvas walls. Hunger gnawed but there were always too many of them. It waited patiently.

The next day one plump specimen was on stage alone and the alien saw its chance, but when it dropped beside it the creature whipped out a sword, cried, “Have at ye, ye varmint!” and pinned the alien to the stage.

After a dramatic pause a shaky voice called from the darkness, “Darling, you were wonderful!”
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 I'm a bit late posting this week on Friday Fictioneers, but I only thought of this story today. If you would like to read the other entries for this week, go to Rochelle's blog:   http://rochellewisofffields.wordpress.com/

17 comments:

  1. Man, that alien got a little more than it bargained for. That's what you get for dealing with the dramatic type. Perhaps next time it ought to try ambushing a drive-thru?

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    1. Never interrupt an actor in mid-scene!

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    1. I'm afraid this little story harks back to my days doing makeup for am-dram!

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  3. Dear Liz,

    Now there's a dedicated actor. Aliens beware!

    shalom,

    Rochelle

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  4. Lizy, thanks for writing the unexpected and starting my day with a laugh.

    janet

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    1. I imagined them rehearsing a melodrama!

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  6. Lovely. Good thing he had done sword play at acting school.

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  7. Love your imagination! Great piece here, as always =)

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    1. Thanks Ruth - it looked like an alien to me!

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  8. Very funny. :) I hope that alien survives to go back and warn the others that earth people are not to be messed with, especially actors. Well done. :)

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    1. Thanks Josh - he left his ship in the Green Room!

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  9. That thing (a light?) does look just like an alien waiting to pounce.

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    1. It's probably called a No 2 Spot or something, but I don't know - in my am-dram days because I was too busy with costumes and makeup!

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