The Land of Opportunities

‘Your mama is so fat, that—’
A long, low booing resonated from the audience.
‘Okay! okay…Have you ever heard of the koi who was coy with his wife?’
‘Get off the stage!’
‘No, no wait…Okay; man walks in a bar—‘
Whizz. Glass shattered on the stage.
Damian ran out of the theatre for his life. He sat in the dark alley next to the backstage door analyzing the scribbled list in front of him.
‘Garbage Collector’ was next.
A man’s voice startled him; ‘How much for half an hour?’
Damian froze for a second, then shrugged. No reason ‘Male Prostitute’ shouldn’t be on that list.


Copyright – Douglas M. MacIlroy

For Trifecta and Friday Fictioneers. Two in one; economizing in this economy.  The word given by Trifecta is: BOO – 3 (verb) to show dislike or disapproval of someone or something by shouting “Boo” slowly. Friday Fictioneers, on  the other hand, gave us the lovely picture above.

12 comments on “The Land of Opportunities

  1. DCTdesigns says:

    Sandra- This take anything for a buck to a whole new level.

  2. Sandra says:

    ‘Work wanted, all things considered’. I like a man who bounces back.

  3. We do what we need to do, just to get by. Judgment is not applicable (unless we hurt someone else…). Great short story here, no more words are necessary!

  4. elmowrites says:

    I like the positivity of this guy – never say never, eh?

  5. KymmInBarcelona says:

    When you choose a difficult profession… Loved the kick of that surprise!

    btw, for trifecta ‘boo’ needs to be a verb.

  6. Things are tough in this day and age. 🙂 Kymm is right about the definition. I guess it was a tricky one this week. Thanks for linking up.

  7. Helena Hann-Basquiat says:

    Well that was certainly surprising! Really tight, excellent, easy to read prose.

  8. mike olley says:

    His CV is going to make interesting reading. Poor man.

  9. Dear Sandra,

    Damien’s unflappable if nothing else. Reminiscent of Midnight Cowboy with Jon Voight.



  10. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Sandra,

    They say that when the student is ready, a teacher will appear….

    (Speaking of which, but not really prompted by that comment, the comma before Male Prostitute is superfluous. 86 it and that sentence will flow much better.)



  11. Ah, dark humor. Nicely done.

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