Take Seven #3

Following up on Melanie’s (sparksfromacombustiblemind) suggestion of introducing Take Seven as a regular feature here in my blog, please find below a little piece of fiction using all 21 words from this week’s Three Things Challenges.

If you’d like to join in, the 21 challenge words were:
actor
, anger, backpack, bottle, chiffon, chip, chunk, college, face, hotel, humble, journey, nurse, paper, product, secret, soap, star, thimble, thought, wish.

He was a product of being born on the wrong side of the tracks but with stars in his eyes and prepared to chase his dreams.
He thought back to his years of college, escaping a trailer with curtains so threadbare, chiffon was thicker, chewing on chunks of stale bread and little else for want of money, walking rather than taking the bus for the three mile journey, and later sleeping rough because he couldn’t afford a hotel as he tried to find his fortune.

He was a likeable bloke, but when the chips were down, frustration made him want to smash someone’s face in for not being given that vital chance.
And there lay the problem. He had an issue with anger management which nearly always led to him being dismissed from the set.
He could portray the despairing man looking for answers in the bottom of a bottle, the humble servant, a member of the Secret Service, or a hiking backpacker, but for the moment he was just a two bit actor in a mediocre soap having seen an ad in the paper for extras.
His dearest wish was to be discovered as the next James Dean, Stewart Granger or Keanu Reeves, but that was as likely as emptying an ocean with a thimble, though he still nursed his dream close to his heart and refused to give up.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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8 Responses to Take Seven #3

  1. Pingback: Take Seven #3

  2. Great storytelling and all those prompts, I’m impressed!! Great job!

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