Saturday, March 2, 2013
Hi Mum, It's Sammy (clone 69 - part 5)
There are some interesting things you can learn to brew, Sammy
Like what? Something that will help me make more friends?
That is a possibility. Or maybe put you in touch with your warm furry side.
Say what? Did you just say furry?
Never mind, just learn some potions. That's my Sammy.
Berjes wanted to explore this place. I'm hoping that I might just have convinced someone to come and chat with me.
Why look so glum then?
I'm beginning to think that she stood me up.
"Well, it did take me a few hours at home to get over the shock. You suddenly telling me you have a kid in school, that kind of put me off."
"I am, Sam. It must be tough being a single Dad."
"Then why stick with it? Get a different job."
"It was the only paying career I could find. I have to earn some money or we are going to have to sell our furniture to keep the roof over our heads."
"Berjes, this is Kalee. Kalee, this is my son Berjes."
"Hi, Berjes, what was cool?"
"I kept hearing fairies in there. I couldn't find any but I heard them."
"Sam tells me that you do ballet? Isn't that a bit unusual?"
"Don't tell the other guys. The two of us guys doing ballet pretty much get our pick of parts. And we get to hang out with nearly all the girls in class."
"Hey, guys, it might be time to head toward the town centre. I'll need to set up the stage for today's performance soon."
I said soon, not immediately. I need to relax for a little.
Yet another idiot with a camera?
Is it just me or do they only send women to follow you around?
Doesn't matter. They are all idiots. Nearly time, I better check the stage and start the show.
"What? Who said that?"
You are being paparazzi'd on stage again, Sammy. And that costume doesn't conceal much at close range, does it?
"Excellent. I could use some more pictures for my story. Could you do that pose again?"
"Acrobat has hysterics on stage. Excellent headline, don't you think?"
"GET THE HELL OFF MY STAGE! NOW!"
"Acrobat shouts at reporter. Another good headline."
"Do you want to be onstage while I juggle knifes? Torches?"
"Acrobat threatens reporter with violence."
It's more than I've had some nights. Kalee even stayed.
Be careful Sammy.
I got this, Mum. Seriously.
I thought you had this?
Must have been wrong.
"I do not know that guy on the stage. Never seen him before in my life."
I don't think you've fooled anyone, Sammy. Berjes can't even watch.
I was hoping that I might get a permanent gig this time.
You'll have to work harder and do it right, Sammy.
Fire impresses people. I want to impress them.
I have been practising. It's just those damned paparazzi on stage that keep putting me off my performance for awhile.
About time. I'm doing my very best out here.
All for show, Mum. They are actually plastic and have no edge. Very safe to juggle but they look good.
They do look good. And scary.
What's the good news?
Your audience is enjoying the show.
Down to two people. You'll never get famous at this rate.
Doesn't look hard.
You should try it sometime.
Cornelius still won't give me a permanent gig. I have to audition, again.
I HATE MY LIFE!
You're blue, Sammy.
Blue? Like that dude, Jericho?
Pretty much. I don't know how long you will stay that colour either.
"Dude, I have no idea. I went to sleep last night and everything was normal. Woke up this morning and I'm purple with wings. Why are you suddenly blue?"
"Interesting side effect of eating a jelly bean from this plant over here. I think I'll go back to normal soon."
"I don't think I'm ever going back. Wings? And I can't fly."
"Give that one time, maybe you will in another day or two. At any rate, thanks for coming over. I appreciate a bit of company."
Not happy with Sam?
"Well, he's not that bad but I can hope for better."