Welcome to Friday Fictioneers, dear readers! This week thanks goes out to Kent Bonham for the photo, and to the lovely Rochelle for providing the prompt. Enjoy today’s tale!

Copyright: Kent Bonham
Copyright: Kent Bonham


“That’s a wrap! Excellent everyone! Denaria, flawless as always.”

Denaria gave her director a dazzling smile. “Of course, Freddie darling.” She breezed past him and ignored his offered arm. “Gotta run!”

She was gone before Freddie could protest.

“Denaria, Denaria! Miss Davenport!” People called to on either side as she left the studio, but her stride never faltered, and her smile never slipped. She sauntered past everyone, the epitome of Hollywood perfection.

But her hands were shaking by the time she reached her Mercedes-Benz. Without a word she slipped a bottle of Jack from the glove box. Perfection wasn’t easy.




7 thoughts on “Perfection

  1. Very clever and well-written piece Miss T.
    It can’t be a coincidence that so many artists, musicians, actors, writers have that dark side they keep hidden (and some dont manage to keep it hidden of course). But does that darkness breed the artistic ability, or is it the other way round? I’ve pondered on this question for years and have no idea.

    1. Thank you! I’ve always thought you needed a bit of chaos and darkness in you to create – to see past order and think outside the box. But I think it is less the artistic ability that drives so many artists, musicians, actors, and writers to various vices and more the stress and strain of being so much in the public eye. Thanks for the thought provoking comment!

      1. I agree, in order to create you need a creative mind – one which is slightly (or extremely) “other” and lets you discover things most people dont. To think outside the box as you say.
        And yes, i imagine the stress of public life must be overwhelming. Many people can’t manage to deal with it.

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