Flash Fridays – June 12th

For this weeks Flash! Friday we had to incorporate a theatre into a story about the following prompt:

Louis Dodier as a prisoner, 1847. Public domain daguerrotype photo by Louis Adolphe Humbert de Molard.
Louis Dodier as a prisoner, 1847. Public domain daguerrotype photo by Louis Adolphe Humbert de Molard; courtesy Google Art Project.

Method to my madness

They clip the shackles shut with a thunk. I grab the producer, “How long does this play run for?”
“6 months, maybe longer if ticket sales meet target. With a big name such as yourself it could run for years! Can I also say how impressed I am with your conviction to this role, no pun intended!”

He’s out of reach, so I can’t punch him. I grit my teeth, “Method acting is a serious business. Could you track down my agent, I think he’s around here somewhere.”

The producer wanders off, no doubt to find the craft services cart. After what feels like a life sentence my agent appears, holding a plate of delicious treats. He leans down and says, “Looks like someone’s been a bad boy…”
“Not funny Tim. I thought we discussed that you wouldn’t accept any roles without talking to me first!”

Tim nods slowly, “That’s true, but I temporarily forgot about that when I heard the rumour you were looking to sign a new agent.”
“What? Don’t be ridiculous, I would never do that to you…”
He takes a bite of a large juicy donut, “And I would never sign you up for a play about a convict on hunger strike. Enjoy getting into character!”

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