Saturday Centus – Wk#155 – Prompt: “This will just pinch a little” – 106 words – “Cinders”

16 Apr

I’m an actor and heard about casting for a play. A guy has to take any chances he can so I showed up.

“Just what we want,” said casting. “What do you think about makeup, wigs and corsets?”

I thought I’d gained a role as an ugly sister in a Cinderella pantomime. Wigs and makeup didn’t worry me. The thought of wearing a corset did.

“This will just pinch a little,” wardrobe warned.

They lied.

Worse was to come. I was to be Cinderella in an all guy production. They wanted to squeeze my size 10 feet into custom size 6 shoes. Now, that’s a PINCH!


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Posted by on April 16, 2013 in 2. Saturday Centus


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2 responses to “Saturday Centus – Wk#155 – Prompt: “This will just pinch a little” – 106 words – “Cinders”

  1. Jenny Matlock

    May 4, 2013 at 02:32



    And too tight shoes.

    and girdles.

    I wonder if anyone wears girdles anymore?

    Or I guess they have become something trendier called ‘Spanx’!

    Cute use of the prompt.

    Thanks for the smile!

    • Ross Mannell

      May 17, 2013 at 13:19

      Thanks for the comment.

      I have a niece studying at Australia’s National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA). I was amused by one short course she studied. It was on whale bone corsets. It seems at least in theatre there are those who have to suffer with old fashions. 🙂


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