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Avishi Singh



Avishi Singh


Shooting Your Shot

Shooting Your Shot

2 mins 464 2 mins 464

Roy had tried out at 16 different auditions by now. Each time, he narrowly lost the role. He was at the end of his rope. He tried out one more time but his target seemed to shift out of the path of his shot and he failed once again. He gave up. He applied for a job at a local cafe and learned to make lattes.


As Roy worked at the Latino Cafe, he met very interesting people. Angry people and onesie-clad people, wise people and stupid people (one asked for water and whipped cream), and one very eccentric old man. The old man always had Roy write "Mr. Darcy" on his teacup. One day Mr. Darcy stayed up until closing time.

"Mr. Darcy? We're closing. You'll have to leave now."

"Sit down Roy."

"I'm sorry?"

"Sit. Let's talk."

Roy sat. "What are we talking about?"

"I heard you wanted to be an actor and--"

"How'd you hear that?"

"Irrelevant. However, before I was so rudely interrupted… I have a job for you."

"You do?"

"I have seen you practicing during your breaks. You’re pretty good. You can play me in the biopic I am having made for me. I am not quite fit for playing the role of a younger me and you will do swimmingly.”

Roy considered it and decided to shoot a final shot. Maybe this one would hit the target.

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