She’s Yesterday’s News

8C5DCAD1-0027-4114-92B6-48B61B67F21F“No!” Zachary said. “I’m the director and I’ve made up my mind.”

“Well I’m the producer, and it’s my call, dammit,” Gene said. “And I say Hermione is in.”

“Jesus, Gene,” Zachary objected. “She’s past her prime and she’s a diva. She does not take direction well and she has a tendency these days to ham it up. I simply will not have it.”

“Zachary,” Gene said, “you’re the one who’s acting like a diva. My interest is making money on this production of ‘Swan Lake,’ and Hermione is a world renowned ballerina. She’s going to be a huge draw at the box office.”

“You’re being shortsighted, Gene,” Zachary said. “What this production needs is new blood, young, exciting, up-and-coming talent. Hermione is yesterday’s news.”

“We’re going with Hermione and that’s final,” Gene said. “And if you don’t like it, I’ll find another director who appreciates her talents.”

“You’re sleeping with her, aren’t you, Gene?” Zachary said.

“That’s besides the point,” Gene said. “Hermione is in and you’re out.”


Written for Paula Light’s Three Things Challenge, where the three things are “ham,” “ballerina,” and “interest.”

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