Thursday Thriller: Pearl Cutts in “Sneaky Sequins”

Everyone thinks that “acting” is so easy.

You show up, look very cute, say a few lines, pose for press photos and head home with a thick stack of waffles to enjoy.

But hard-working actors would tell the story differently.

There are the talent-free co-stars, the difficult props, the paparazzi….not to mention the totally inadequate snack and nap breaks (which everyone knows are contractually required).

But true actors persevere for one reason and one reason only….the fans.

On that note, Love & Feathers is proud to present the tireless and hard-working actor Pearl Cutts in his latest one-avian play:

“Sneaky Sequins”

As the audience walks in, they see the curtain closed across the stage….sort of. It almost looks like, well, like someone has been chewing on it. Then, just as everyone is finding their seats, the lights go out and the curtain whips open to reveal a mysterious shiny – something. 

The star appears and heads straight to it.

You look suspicious. State your name, rank and serial number.
You look very sneaky and suspicious. State your name, rank and serial number.
Yes I know I look very cute and pretty and feathery. Buttering me up isn't going to get you out of this one.
Yes I know I look very cute and pretty and feathery. Buttering me up isn’t going to get you out of this one.
You say your name is "Sequined Parrot" and you are a prop? And you don't know what a serial number is?
You say your name is “Sequined Parrot” and you are a “prop”? And you don’t know what a serial number is?
Not to worry, I will just find it for you. Usually they just print it on the back somewhere.....
Not to worry, I will just find it for you. Usually they just print it on the back somewhere…..
The dialogue ceases, to be replaced by the sounds of, well, crunching.
The dialogue ceases, to be replaced by the sounds of, um, crunching.
Hmmm. Odd. No serial number at all. Oh look, here come the paparazzi...they are shouting something about "cute" and "feathery".....
Hmmm. Odd. No serial number at all. Oh look, here come the paparazzi…again….they seem to be shouting something about “so cute and feathery”…..

Any further dialogue is drowned out by the stampede of large featherless paparazzi holding rectangular flashing devices of all sizes. All are pointed straight at the star. Some of the crews are even dangling toasted waffles in a (totally transparent, effective) bid to get the star to look in their direction first.

Suddenly the MommyGuard appears. She has brought backup. There is a very tall and a very small featherless being standing behind her who immediately rush to the star’s side. The star climbs up onto the very tall being’s shoulder as the small being begins to scold the paparazzi about interfering with her grandbird’s contractually required waffle snack break.

Not surprisingly, the paparazzi look very ashamed and begin to apologize profusely. The MommyGuard just stands back, arms crossed, looking vindicated, while the star contentedly chomps on a fresh toasted waffle from the Small Chef Bakery.

The. End.

GreenHeart

Shannon & Pearl

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4 thoughts on “Thursday Thriller: Pearl Cutts in “Sneaky Sequins”

  1. brigialana

    Aww, I really missed this style of writing. You know, the storytelling along with the pics to ilustrate such magnificent and talented feathery being. Loved it! Looking forward to more Thursday Thrillers. Yay!! 👍😊💙

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