Saturday, November 19, 2016

A bit part in her life

‘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.’

‘Great.’

‘It could be worse: you could have failed the audition or just been an extra.’


A drabble is a story of exactly 100 words.

2 comments:

Margot Kinberg said...

Love the analogy to TV roles, Rob. Well done

TracyK said...

That is a clever one. That last sentence is especially thought provoking.