Shooting Clay Pigeons

“Why are you so nervous?” Sharon asked. “You’re perfect for the role. It’s almost as if you were typecast by for it.”

“Good grief, Sharon,” Trent said. “My jitters are certainly not intentional. It’s just that the producer is such a flake, you know what I’m saying? I can’t begin to predict what his response will be to my audition.”

“You just need to stay calm, Trent,” Sharon said. “I know you’ve been going through some changes in your life, but you should take satisfaction in the fact that you’re in a better place than you were last year at this time. Day-by-day, you’ve been successfully emerging from what was a pretty dark time.”

“Thanks for the reassurances, Sharon,” Trent said. “But a precedent has been set. I totally blew my last two auditions and I’m worried that I don’t have a snowball’s chance in hell of doing any better at this one.”

“You got this, Trent,” Sharon said. “It’s like going trapshooting and knocking down those shooting clay pigeons. You can’t miss.”

“But I’ve never been trapshooting,” Trent said.

“Great,“ Sharon said. “That just means you have no negative precedents to worry you.”


Written for these daily prompts: Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (nervous /calm), Your Daily Word Prompt (typecast), Ragtag Daily Prompt (grief/flake), Word of the Day Challenge (intentional/emerging), E.M.’ Random Word Prompt (response/satisfaction), My Vivid Blog (changes/pigeons), and The Daily Spur (precedent/snow).

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