Cut!

“You will rue the day….”

“Cut!” the director shouted. Then he called over to his assistant. “What’s wrong with heating in this place? I’m shvitzing here. Get me a cold, damp washrag, would you please?”

The director then turned his attention back to Henry. “Son, this is a tense moment in the play and you’re acting like Chandler in an episode of ‘Friends.’ Remember, you just got back from the library and your wife just confessed to you that she’s been shtupping your best friend for the last six months.” Try to imagine how you’d feel if you found out that your best friend was carrying on with your wife.”

“I’m not married,” Henry said.

“I know that, Henry,” the director said. “That’s why they call this acting. Now I want you to dig deep into your human emotions and for this scene I want you to take the emotion of jealous rage and apportion it all into this scene. Can you do that for me son? Can you make me proud?”

“Yes sir!” Henry said.

“Okay,” the director said. “Places everyone. And action!”

“You will rue the day….”

“Cut!” the director shouted.


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (rue), The Daily Spur (heating), Ragtag Daily Prompt (damp), Your Daily Word Prompt (apportion), My Visual Blog (library), and Word of the Day Challenge (proud).

14 thoughts on “Cut!

  1. Dee Min August 15, 2021 / 8:09 pm

    I like the way you weaved all these prompts in one post. Skillfully done!!! Cheers, Dee

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Shweta Suresh August 15, 2021 / 10:58 pm

    Lol. Looks like he’s not going to be great at acting. Great job with all those prompts

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Nope, Not Pam August 16, 2021 / 3:22 am

    Friends was acting???? 😳

    Liked by 1 person

  4. abigfatcanofworms August 16, 2021 / 3:32 am

    I love shtupping and shvitzing! Somehow this language adds so much to the director’s character. I feel like from just this short dialogue, we get a nice insight into his personality.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Astrid August 16, 2021 / 9:26 am

    I love how you combined so many prompts into such a short piece of writing. I also love the insight we gain despite this being such a short piece.

    Liked by 1 person

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