Daily Prompt: The Show Must Go On
If you were involved in a movie, would you rather be the director, the producer, or the lead performer? (Note: you can’t be the writer!)
“Cut! … What do you mean I can’t be the writer? Isn’t that the role the lead performer … and that would be me … is playing in this epic tale of the lost alphabet?”
“Look … the script clearly shows that the lead performer plays the role of a writer searching for a lost alphabet deep in the heart of … well, you know all that, but I wish you’d get your other facts straight. I’m playing the part of distinguished wordsmith, Avery Happirighter, so I do believe she must be able to write?”
“Yes, of course, but you’ve misread the prompt. You can’t be the writer of the movie, you are the writer in the movie.”
“But if I’m the writer in the movie don’t I have some say in how the story is going to unfold? I mean, I’m a writer in search of the lost alphabet. Isn’t that going to require some writing?
“Yes … but not of the story. The story is already written. You are merely acting the lead role of the writer.”
“Sure … so I’m the writer.”
“But you’ve just told me I’m not allowed to be the writer.”
“OF THE MOVIE!!! (sigh) … You’re the writer in the movie.”
“So that means I can write.”
“In the movie.”
“Why didn’t you just say so?”
“I don’t recall it.”
“A few sentences ago. Now please, can we get on with you being the writer … in the movie. … From the top … “
“What am I doing again?”
“Searching for the lost alphabet.”
“I thought I was supposed to be writing.”
“You are … a writer searching for a lost alphabet. You don’t actually write anything … at least not at the beginning.”
“So, why don’t you just cast me as the writer who hires an adventurer to seek the lost alphabet so I can keep writing. Is Harrison Ford available?”
I had fun with this …
Thanks for visiting,
©Dorothy Chiotti … Aimwell CreativeWorks 2015
3 thoughts on “The Writer”
I fully share your confusion. Very cute. And funny! Why CAN’T we be writers?
Who’s on first ?
You the writer.
What am I writing ?
Nothing at first .
What about second ?
No re-writes – just say the lines.
Great post. 🙂
Thank you … 😊