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His Lead Man Flaked

By Ryan Quinn Flanagan

His Lead Man Flaked

Gustav wants to make movies but his camera is in hock.
The actresses he hired jumped a bus out of town because
the city is not for everyone. If it was, everyone would live
in the city and nobody would live anywhere else
(including all the other cities), so that the lines would
be longer for everything and the only thing seen from space
would be the city. His lead man flaked as well. Became someone
else's lead man in Boystown. A computer programmer from
Winnipeg I'm told. Nice couple. And Gustav wants me to be his
talent scout even though I don't know anybody. Anyone with talent
or the other way. And he wants me to work for free because we
are friends. We are always friends when he needs something.
The rest of the time I am a telephone number at best. A name to drop
like your lip balm in a passing mud puddle.

Article © Ryan Quinn Flanagan. All rights reserved.
Published on 2019-01-07
Image(s) are public domain.
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