The Actress – Friday Fictioneers


March 9, 2013 by petrujviljoen

Friday Fictioneers is hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-fields. This is wonderful practice in writing and getting feedback for one’s efforts. The photograph is courtesy Jennifer Pendergrast who holds copyright. 

friday fictioneers copyright Jennifer Pendergrast

”Something eccentric, spiritual! A place where I can evolve!” Her colleague nearly choked on her wine. ”There has to be light!” shrilled the estate agent, chin in the air, her hand on her forehead.

They traversed the city, suffering the affectations of their conceited customer. ”I’m an actress”. They rolled their eyes. ”I’m very sensitive”. They endured.

At last, smugly, they presented the apartment with the spiral staircase. Surely, this time…?

The agent covered her mouth with one hand, slamming on the table with the other. ”Then she married a travelling salesman. And moved to the suburbs!” the shriek audible.




17 thoughts on “The Actress – Friday Fictioneers

  1. elmowrites says:

    Haha, I love how you capture her frustration. Makes me wonder what estate agents say about me!!

  2. Dear Petru,
    Nothing worse than having to cater to a drama queen. Oh shame!

  3. very frustrating.

  4. tedstrutz says:

    Love can be an amazing thing…

  5. billgncs says:

    I could taste their annoyance as they pampered the “star”

  6. A funny piece I enjoyed the twist at the end.

  7. 40again says:

    Great story, I enjoyed this.
    I can just imagine this conceited, egotistical woman, well done

  8. elappleby says:

    This one made me laugh, Hilarious!

  9. Life as drama, I see. She would be the client from hell, that’s for sure. I like this, “They traversed the city, suffering the affectations of their conceited customer. ” Lots of strong descriptive words.

    Enjoy the weekend,


  10. Dear petru,

    A surprise ending?



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