Milkshake [flash 327]

Dena approached her friend Misty at the lunch counter. “Hey Misty! What are you so dressed up for? And why are you sitting all alone with that untouched milkshake? Drink up!”

β€œHi Dena.” Misty fluffed her hair. “I’m on a diet. The milkshake is a prop because I’m waiting to be discovered. This is where all the Hollywood agents come to find new talent. I want to go on the stage!”

β€œDo you really believe that?” Dena asked. “I mean, maybe fifty years ago…”

Misty’s eyes sparkled energetically. “It’s still true! I read it in Starstruck.”

“Those magazines are all liars,” Dena said. “Why don’t you come to a Christmas party with me? That’ll be so much more fun than sitting here by yourself dreaming about a fantasy.”

Misty shook her head. “Sorry, I can’t. I need to stay here. But can you watch my spot for a minute while I go to the restroom?”

“Sure.” After Misty walked away, Dena tried the milkshake. Yummy!

“Hello there,” a handsome man in a suit said to Dena. “Are you interested in being in a movie? You’ve got the exact look we need for Harry Potter, Return of the Sacred Cows.”

“Well, I…” Dena began. “This isn’t really my milkshake. You see–“

“Call me.” The man handed her a card. “I’m late for a meet with Brad Pitt. He’ll be your costar–an evil wizard who owns the magical dairy.”

Dena pulled out her phone and quickly googled the information on the card for her own protection… And the guy was legit! She could quit studying boring marketing at the university and pursue this opportunity instead. Hurrah!

Misty returned to the counter. “Maybe I will go to that party, Dena. I guess no one will be searching for new talent on Christmas Eve.”

“Gotta go, Misty.” Dena waved as she ran off.

That was rude. Misty sat down and stared at the milkshake. Maybe she should have ordered pie.


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23 responses to “Milkshake [flash 327]

  1. A missed opportunity for one and a life-changing moment for another! Great take.

    Here’s mine!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Both fortunately and unfortunately fate is like that

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Good one!

    Sent from Yahoo Mail on Android

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  4. Pie is always a good choice, however it is even better with a milkshake.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Oops…….. wonder if the friendship will survive?

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Love it!! Sacred cows…πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

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  7. Isn’t that the way it usually happens! haha – good fun to read. πŸ™‚

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  8. We will have to assume that 1- Misty wasn’t a GOOD friend, and that 2 – she didn’t have the “look” they wanted!

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  9. Haha! Love the story and the title of the movie was the best!

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