Act Naturally – Six Sentence Story

Artwork by Phil Burns

This challenge is produced by GirlieOnTheEdge with the following simple rules:
Write 6 Sentences. No more. No less.
Use the current week’s prompt word – FILM

Click here to hear the author read his words:

Act Naturally

Hey, I’m going to be a movie star, got a lead role with a local organisation alongside their main man, a really handsome dude, all swarthy South American revolutionary looking.

Just as well there’s no love interest, ‘cos I’m kinda scruffy, in denims, tee-shirt and yesterday’s dust, and he’s impeccably attired in his immaculate uniform, all medals and epaulettes, with dark flashing eyes and a dashing Viva Zapata moustache, so I’d have no chance of getting the girl.

I call him Che, for obvious reasons, and we get on pretty well considering we’ve never worked together on a major project before, and certainly won’t do so again.

He’s an officer, so he does most of the talking, striding about and barking orders, while I mostly just lounge against a tree, make a short speech, smoke a cigarette, and generally look cool.

I should never have got involved, I knew that right back when I was first asked, but I have no choice now, so I’ll stand up straight, say ‘Sorry Mum’, and look straight ahead with eyes wide open.

Apparently these guys like to film their executions, especially of fair-haired, blue-eyed foreigners, and put them on social media pour encourager les autres.

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23 Responses to Act Naturally – Six Sentence Story

  1. It’s never about the dying, but the manner of death, and our gringo hero is a cool dude. I weep for him as I cheer your story.


  2. Liz H says:

    Always read the fine print before signing on to a new job. Well executed…er…written…er…you know what I mean!

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  3. UP says:

    oh dear! let’s hope mom is spared of this. well done.


  4. Good one CE. At least he won’t have the inconvenience of having to sign autographs and appear in selfies.

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  5. clark says:

    Hey! put me down for ‘what Jenne said’ (along with the others).

    Talk about yer rose ‘n thorns, maiden and dragon…. Esmeralda and Quasimodo…. (damn, I’ve typed too much all ready! Besides being crazy-gifted with the wordifying, our Miz J does not suffer unnecessary cruelty….)

    Hey! ceayr, excellent Six! yo

    (… she knows I’m just bustin’ ya, right? tell her we do this all the time, ok? lol)


  6. Hope “Mum” never sees that film! Good set up ceayr (clearly, the go to word to use is “executed”, lol). I’m with Jenne – very much liked the “yesterday’s dust”.


  7. So Ringo goes bottle-blonde gringo for a fistful of dollars. Tres amusant, mon ami.


  8. He’s certainly taking it as well as can be expected.


  9. Frank Hubeny says:

    That’s one movie I wouldn’t want to be a star in. Well told!


  10. As jenne49 said … “well executed plot”. No pun intended, right? 😉


  11. jenne49 says:

    Oh dear, somebody seems to be out of his depth.
    Poor fair-haired, blue-eyed lad – one might almost have said an émigré from. Scotland !
    Nicely set up with subtle hints of what’s to come and well executed plot. 😏
    ‘… in denims, tee-shirt and yesterday’ s dust… ‘ – how 2 words convey so much.

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