The Drabble Day Challenge is a weekly challenge hosted by http://thewriteaholicblog.wordpress.com/ and it involves writing a Drabble (a short story of 100 words, plus or minus 5) based around a particular prompt. This week the prompt was “SCENERY”.
“Right” Herbert Johnson wasn’t a star. He wasn’t even dark matter. To everyone in the company he didn’t matter at all.
Herbert was a nerd, a nonentity, and a stagehand; and he knew his place in the pecking order.
Jake Turner stood at the centre of the stage; literally and metaphorically. As he performed his lines, the computer controlling the scenery hiccupped. The wood and hardboard sails of the windmill behind Jake sped up; too fast for anyone to warn him.
A sail shot off of the, strangely loose, axle; and buried itself deep in the skull of the screaming star.
Off stage, Herbert smiled…