Oh, what a world. . . one day

“One day, one day I’ll see to it your precious city is destroyed. One day, you will come crawling to me to bring back your power – without me you are nothing, little girl. You and that rat – one day, one day you’ll understand that you’re just like me.”

“What is she doing?”

“I don’t know – I kind of like it though.”

“But it’s not in the script.”

The two extras exchanged glances. Burt was dressed up as a gnarled tree today, and Roger was on sentry duty.

“So? It’s the Maestro’s show. Short of a bucket of water, I don’t think anything is going to stop her now.”

The sallow-skinned but curvaceous young woman cackled. Surely, it was only the light that made it green, Bert thought. Well, not really, but she’d paid for this little production, so he was going to be as generous with his thoughts as he could. Word was, she could read ‘em.

“Does anyone have a bucket of water?” Roger was looking around as though he was actually serious. As a Winkie, he could actually get close enough to do it, too.

One day, I’ll get you my pretty – one day!”

“Cut! Westie, what are you doing, my luscious lime?”

“But Ozzie, I thought you wanted me to give it my all.”

“I do my love, but . . . but what’s with all this ‘one day’ stuff? Where’s your power? Where’s your now?”

“You mean, you like everything else?”

“Oh sure – it’s great. When we’re done here, no one is ever going to remember that Dora chick—“

“It’s Dorothy, Ozzie.”

“Whatever. She’s a minor thing, pet. You on the other hand, you are a star. Just go with it – but take out the ‘one day’ stuff. Remember, you’re powerful! You’re now!”

Bert and Roger eyed each other and groaned. It would be a good hour before Westie and Ozzie managed to bring themselves back to the production. Rodger jerked his chin to the canteen. Bert grinned and the two of them shuffled off. No one would miss one tree or a guard. So long as no one got fancy with that bucket of water, everything would be fine.

For the Week of October 6 “One Day” prompt

By Dean

By Dean

About KM Sullivan

Descended of pirates and revolutionaries, KM Sullivan is a lover and student of all things Irish. Born in the States, she is a dual US/Irish citizen, and studied history and politics at University College, Dublin – although, at the time, she seriously considered switching to law, if only so she could attend lectures at the castle on campus. She lives in the American Midwest with her son, two cats and a pesky character in her head named D (but you can call him Dubh). Her first book, Changelings: Into the Mist, a young adult historical fantasy is available now on Amazon and Barns and Noble. She can be found writing with said character at her blog, The D/A Dialogues.

14 comments on “Oh, what a world. . . one day

  1. […] Originally posted on The Community Storyboard for the week of October 6 “one day” prompt. […]

  2. I had a girl in my high school drama class that went on tangents like that one…LOL…not always pretty.

  3. Lol! I love it when a writer goes off the beaten track 🙂 Good job.

  4. That was a lot of fun. My favorite part was the ‘Dora/Dorothy’ part.

  5. I always love your riffs on the Wizard of Oz, and this was wonderful as always, darling!

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