Sunday, February 16, 2014

Scene 43, Take 6 - A Magpie Tale

Fire Escape on Universal Studios Lot,
Instagram by Sessepian
Offered by Tess Kincaid for a Magpie Tales writing prompt

Scene 43, Take 6

It's all props and fronts,
the whole thing, though of brickwork
and rusty old steel
fastened strong enough
to hold a guy at full tilt
dodging the Tommys,
the spray of brick chips
while half falling down the stair

(actually a
ship's ladder so called)

toward the final ladder
a few more flights down.

There's a couple false wounds
and some actual
bruises gathered on
the way, and a couple grins
from the best boy's crew.

February 16, 2014 1:08 PM


  1. Very much enjoyed your glimpse into a Hollywood gangster flick. Nice take.

  2. You sound like you've had some studio experience. Like this!

  3. loved the way you have described the whole setting... well written

  4. Ah, but don't they make it look 'real life' ? Clever take on the prompt!

  5. Good one. It is in a film studio lot, after all.

  6. Wow I could hear those Tommy guns...then the surprise end...nice!


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