I turn to the audience and brag with an evil leer, “Heroes are a dime a dozen, but a juicy villain is a joy forever!”

I take my bow as the curtain falls and the crowd erupts with applause.

“You’ve ruined my noble play!” Raphael is furious.

I had ad-libbed and upstaged my way through the last act, becoming progressively more absurd.
In the final seconds, I broke the fourth wall and, hopefully, Raphael’s career.

Next day, to my chagrin, reviews blared out a blazing success.

“Brilliant writing! Raphael Monteo is the new Beckett!”

“Good guys always win,” he gloats.

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    Margarida Brei
    Margarida Brei(@margarida-brei)
    4 months ago

    Fuji, I love your picture of the evil villain gloating. He was upstaged though and his evil plan to discredit the playwright backfired. Good humorous piece.

    Lisa Dykes
    Lisa Dykes(@lisa-dykes)
    3 months ago

    Fuji I think your story is great, and well written. Really enjoyed it.

    Deborah Goulding
    Deborah Goulding(@deborah-goulding)
    3 months ago

    Fuji, I really enjoyed this story. The actors plan backfired, which in turn, boosted his own career. Wonder if he was secretly hoping for rave reviews?

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    3 months ago

    Such a fun read, Fuji. Raphael deserves his win. Well done, Fuji.

    Lotchie Carmelo
    Lotchie Carmelo(@lotchie-carmelo)
    Reply to  Fuji
    3 months ago

    Nice one.

    Carrie OLeary
    Carrie OLeary(@carrie-oleary)
    3 months ago

    Loved this, Fuji. Actors always seem to think they’re the bee’s knees, just because they are the ones the audience sees, but there is so much that goes on in the background that we don’t see. Great villain picture too.

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