Photo Copyright: Al Forbes

This story was written for Sunday Photo Fiction–May 28th, 2017. Each week the host, Al Forbes, provides a picture prompt donated by himself or one of the other writers in the group. The challenge for each member of the group is to write an original story or poem with no more than 200 words, not including the title and inspired by the prompt. This week’s prompt was donated by Al Forbes himself. Thanks, Al.

To read the other stories written by group members, just click on the link below, then on the little blue frog in the blue box.

The link to the other stories this week is as follows:

Genre: Humor Fiction

Word Count: 200 Words


There’d been a long stretch between roles for Larry, a film extra hoping to be a character actor. It was tough going. His agent sent him out often but someone else always got the role.

“Lar,” his friends told him, “your big break will come. You’ve only been in LA for two years. You’ve got to have patience.”

Finally, his agent called.

“Larry, they’re auditioning at Universal Studios for a new sci-fi TV series. Get over there ASAP. It’s an open audition.”

When he finally got to the studio his heart fell. The room was full of people. He’d been to these auditions before.

He asked one of the hopefuls waiting, “What’s the part?”

“Alien,” the guy said. “One line.”

“What’s the line or haven’t you been told?”

“You won’t believe me.”

“Try me.”

“It’s ‘Eek, wok, wok.’ They’ll probably have a voice over. Aliens use English electronic translators these days. The ‘Eek’ stuff’s probably just to get us to move our mouths.”

Finally, Larry had his turn. He gave the line all he had.


“Okay,” the man told him. “You’ve got the part.”

Except for a week into rehearsals, they cut the part.

20 thoughts on “LARRY’S BIG BREAK

  1. Thanks, Diana. Yes, he really tried hard. And he had a lot of makeup applied as he doesn’t really look like that. That’s show business. Hopefully, another part will come along soon. I’m happy you enjoyed the story. 🙂 — Suzanne


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