‘I’m just a bit part in her life,’ John complained.
‘And does she know you want to be more than that?’
‘No. Yes. I don’t know.’
‘Then tell her.’
‘Do you watch TV? If a bit part moves to the centre its to die or be a short term foil for a principal character.’
‘Life isn’t television, John.’
‘Yeah, it is. The world is full of bit parts.’
‘Well, your choices are to remain a bit part, risk death, or seek a better role.’
‘It could be worse: you could have failed the audition or just been an extra.’
A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.