This is my story for Friday Fictioneers this week. It’s a weekly challenge to tell a story in 100 words that follows a picture prompt. It’s hosted by the gracious and talented Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. This week’s picture was supplied by Janet M. Webb. Thanks Janet.
Eileen Parkin relaxed in her comfortable chair, munching on some soaked fruit (a habit she picked up before she became a famous star, and so was often hungry). She was being interviewed on the veranda of the La Ritz Hotel in Hollywood for Glitz magazine.
“Darling” (she even called her poodle darling), “you have no idea what a pain, absolute pain, it is to be famous and worshipped.” She then sipped her wine.
“As I said to my investment banker, ‘Rupert, darling, it’s such a pain to be worshipped.'”
The overworked, struggling interviewer bit her tongue and took a deep breath.