“Cut!” the director yelled.
“Sheesh, what now?” Harry asked.
“Your performance,” the director said. “Where’s the moxie, Harry? You were wonderful in that other movie. You were dramatic yet whimsical. But today your acting seems flat, without altitude.”
“But this is an entirely different character than the one I played in that other movie. That one was a classic thriller, a contest between good and evil, whereas this movie is a slapstick romantic comedy.”
“That doesn’t make any difference, Harry,” the director said. “Classic thriller or slapstick comedy aside, showing your acting chops is not optional. So either get your act together or I’ll find another actor who can pull it off.”
Written for these daily prompts: Your Daily Word Prompt (moxie), The Daily Spur (wonderful), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (whimsical), MMA Storytime (altitude), Ragtag Daily Prompt (contest), and Word of the Day Challenge (optional).
“If you don’t know what introspection is, you need to take a long, hard look at yourself.”
Ian Smith, English stand-up comedian & actor
Written for Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday prompt.
Welcome once again to Fandango’s Provocative Question. Each week I will pose what I think is a provocative question for your consideration.
By provocative, I don’t mean a question that will cause annoyance or anger. Nor do I mean a question intended to arouse sexual desire or interest.
What I do mean is a question that is likely to get you to think, to be creative, and to provoke a response. Hopefully a positive response.
This week’s provocative question is about first impressions. There’s an old saying that says you never get a second chance to make a first impression. Yet, it’s tough to know how you actually come across to new people.
So, the question is this:
What impression do you think you give when you first meet someone?
If you choose to participate, write a post with your response to the question. Once you are done, tag your post with #FPQ and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Or you can simply include a link to your post in the comments. But remember to check to confirm that your pingback or your link shows up in the comments.
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Welcome to May 12, 2021 and to Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (aka, FOWC). It’s designed to fill the void after WordPress bailed on its daily one-word prompt.
I will be posting each day’s word just after midnight Pacific Time (US).
Today’s word is “whimsical.”
Write a post using that word. It can be prose, poetry, fiction, non-fiction. It can be any length. It can be just a picture or a drawing if you want. No holds barred, so to speak.
Once you are done, tag your post with #FOWC and create a pingback to this post if you are on WordPress. Please check to confirm that your pingback is there. If not, please manually add your link in the comments.
And be sure to read the posts of other bloggers who respond to this prompt. You will marvel at their creativity.