reality bites

April 3, 2014 at 9:42 am 32 comments

for friday fictioneers 100-word challenge 4 april 2014

kent bonham
photo credit: kent bonham

olivia dreamed of stardom. she thought it would never happen until she met randy outside her school. he said he worked for a hollywood director.

“i was impressed by your performance in last night’s play,” he said. “would you like to audition for a movie part?”

randy then gave his card and told her to call if she was interested.

olivia called back seduced by the promise of a movie career.

in the hotel room where the audition was to take place, randy told her to undress. when she refused, he smacked her so hard she woke up to reality.

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32 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Hala J.  |  April 3, 2014 at 10:16 am

    A scenario that’s all too real for too many girls. Waking up to reality indeed. I hope she escapes before it gets much worse!

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    • 2. plaridel  |  April 3, 2014 at 1:41 pm

      hala j.:

      she did. the 100-word limit prevented me from saying it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 3. aliciajamtaas  |  April 3, 2014 at 10:47 am

    seduced by the promise…. Great combination of words in this story.

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    • 4. plaridel  |  April 3, 2014 at 1:42 pm

      alicia:

      thank your for reading. glad you liked it. 🙂

      Reply
  • 5. gentlestitches  |  April 3, 2014 at 3:18 pm

    Oh! A roller coaster of a story! Well done. Very engaging.

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    • 6. plaridel  |  April 3, 2014 at 4:29 pm

      gentlestitches:

      thank you. nice compliment accepted. 🙂

      Reply
  • 7. rochellewisoff  |  April 4, 2014 at 1:45 am

    dear plaridel,

    now that’s being jolted back to reality. well done.

    shalom,

    rochelle

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    • 8. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:38 am

      rochelle:

      hopefully, she learns from it.

      Reply
  • 9. rgayer55  |  April 4, 2014 at 4:02 am

    Ouch, tough audition. I love the line “seduced by the promise.”

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    • 10. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:41 am

      russell:

      she was attracted to it like a moth to the flame.

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  • 11. znjavid  |  April 4, 2014 at 7:00 am

    Great use of words!

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    • 12. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:44 am

      zaina:

      i take it as a great compliment. thank you.

      Reply
  • 13. Sun  |  April 4, 2014 at 7:20 am

    your character Olivia hopefully learns from this realistic situation. good story, Plaridel.

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    • 14. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:47 am

      sun:

      hopefully, she recovers from this setback and continues to live the dream.

      Reply
  • 15. helenmidgley  |  April 4, 2014 at 8:59 am

    I loved that last line “she woke up to reality” great little piece 🙂

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    • 16. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

      helen:

      thank you for your comment. when i looked at the picture prompt, that was the first thought that came to my mind. i just built the story around it.

      Reply
  • 17. draliman  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:31 am

    I can imagine this happening all too often. I liked the phrase “she woke up to reality”.

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    • 18. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

      draliman:

      i agree. you can’t too trusting nowadays. when it sounds to be true it probably ain’t.

      Reply
  • 19. patrickprinsloo  |  April 4, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    I hope she got out with no worse happening to her.

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    • 20. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 4:43 pm

      patrick:

      she did. 🙂

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  • 21. sustainabilitea  |  April 4, 2014 at 4:56 pm

    I hope she gets out and gets on with her career elsewhere. And gets the word out about him!

    janet

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    • 22. plaridel  |  April 4, 2014 at 7:13 pm

      janet:

      we can always hope for the best.

      Reply
  • 23. K.Z.  |  April 5, 2014 at 4:19 am

    woah, great last line! 🙂 i hope she slapped him back and walked away

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    • 24. plaridel  |  April 5, 2014 at 9:36 am

      k.z.:

      she did. 🙂

      Reply
  • 25. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)  |  April 5, 2014 at 11:51 am

    Ah.. I really hope reality bites back on randy Randy…

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    • 26. plaridel  |  April 5, 2014 at 4:31 pm

      björn:

      randy’s bad as it gets but olivia’s equal to the task.

      Reply
  • 27. patriciaruthsusan  |  April 6, 2014 at 1:07 pm

    Good story and sadly a possibility these days. I hope she tells all her fiends. Good thing she got away from him.

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    • 28. plaridel  |  April 6, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      patricia:

      she’s one lucky girl.

      Reply
  • 29. pattisj  |  April 7, 2014 at 11:08 am

    Rude awakening! One can’t help but wonder how many times this has happened.

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    • 30. plaridel  |  April 7, 2014 at 2:36 pm

      patti:

      sadly, it happens more than we can imagine.

      Reply
  • 31. Nan Falkner  |  April 7, 2014 at 8:00 pm

    Randy is a PIG. I hope she sues him and makes lots of money and gets her own reality show! Thanks for the entertainment! Nan 🙂

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    • 32. plaridel  |  April 7, 2014 at 10:12 pm

      nan:

      unfortunately, there were no witnesses. it’d be his word against her wprd. but i’m sure she’d get even somehow.

      Reply

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