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Five Sentence Fiction – Character

9 November, 2012

This is my shortest ever short at 34 words. Thanks to Lillie for the prompt. All comments and criticisms welcome.


As the curtain dropped, so did her confidence and her brightness.

‘You were wonderful again.’

‘Was I?’

‘You always are, you’re a great character actor.’

‘So why don’t I know how to play me?’



  1. Very nice, in fact I think excellent is more like it. I loved the first line, and the last is perfect.

  2. After I read that last line, I actually said out loud, “Ooh, good one!” I suppose that’s a problem a lot of actors–and non-actors–have, isn’t it.

  3. This one moved me to tears. You’ve no idea what that last sentence did to me…..

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