Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Fade

by John Xero


Sam was wearing his best suit. He always was.

Brian tapped his pen. "OK, Sam, what's your pitch today?"

"A ghost story. An unquiet shade haunts a movie studio."

Brian frowned.

"It's called Fade to Black. A scriptwriter interferes with a mob-funded movie. His murder is made to look like a suicide but his ghost writes a film exposing the killers."

"It's a little Hamlet."

"Brian, please."

"I'm sorry, Sam."

Sam paled.

Brian rested his elbows on his desk, then his head in his hands. The same time, every day.

"I'm so sorry, Sam," He whispered to the empty room.




Author bio: John Xero wants you to know his work is never ghost written. He also feels you should know he likes bad puns. If you hadn't worked that out already.

14 comments:

  1. The Mob would not approve. Mob ... Crowd sourced funding? It has to be the way to go sam. Kickstarter or something!

    marc nash

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    1. Ha! The Kickstarter from beyond the grave... (said in a suitably wobbly Twilight Zone voice, of course) ;)

      Cheers, Marc. =)

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  2. This conversation goes on in my head all too frequently!

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  3. Expose the mob with a flash mob!

    Brian needs to realize that he's going to be haunted until Sam gets satisfaction....

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    1. I'm not sure why he doesn't just change offices. ;)

      But then maybe someone would actually make the movie and... well... truths might come out...

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  4. Whatever you do Sam, get that film made, revenge is in those scenes.

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    1. He's certainly going to keep trying, Steve. =)

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    1. Ha ha. I do like a good pun, too. ;)

      Some consider them more of a pun-ishment though... *groan* ;D

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  6. Do ghosts pale? Love this, John. I'd buy the rights!

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    1. A little artistic licence? ;)

      Cheers, Jack. =)

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  7. "Sam paled"! Oh...very good. Great fun and in only 100 words. Perfect for #fridayflash

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