Extras Wanted

When he had first read the newspaper advert, he’d been all for it. Sure, it was only a role for drive-on extras, but you never know where these things might lead. For all he knew he could have ended up as the next Optimus Prime – complete with shiny new paint job and Megan Fox draped over his full leather interior.

Geoffrey Prime, he thought, had a good ring to it.

Yet here Geoff sat for the 13th day in a row; oversized props glued to his once pristine chassis and a clapped-out rust-bucket with verbal diarrhoea for a parking buddy.

This piece was submitted as part of Friday Fictioneers, hosted by Rochelle Wisoff-Fields. 1 photograph. 100 words. Often with over 100 people taking part.


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39 thoughts on “Extras Wanted

  1. Sandra says:

    You’ve got to start at the bottom and work your way up. Of course, there’s bottom and there’s out of sight… Nice take on the prompt.

  2. It’s not so exciting being an extra, after all. Poor Geoff.

  3. Oh I love it! So funny and explains that ridiculous costume very well.

  4. Danny James says:

    I like the description of his parking buddy.


  5. There are bottoms and there are roofs above those bottoms…

  6. helenmidgley says:

    Another chuckle fest Binksy 😉

  7. Megan Fox draped over his full leather interior. Ha!!!! One can always dream.

  8. wildbilbo says:

    Transformer try-outs. Still cooler than those silly twins from the second movie tho.

  9. Show business is tough all right, and what’s he going to do if the clapped-out rust-bucket gets famous before he does? Funny story.

  10. dmmacilroy says:

    Dear Mr. Binks,

    Paying his dues in the parking lot. Patience is a virtue few have and even fewer learn. Nice story, sir.



  11. Dear Peter,

    Oh the indignity of it all. Poor Geoff. Cute story.



  12. I like to see that level of optimism in a car. 🙂 I think that kind of car is more likely at attract a quirkier type of woman, more than a movie star.

  13. Interesting take on the prompt. Love it! Great job!

  14. babso2you says:

    Funny! How about trying out a new challenge? It is Mondays Finish the Story, where you are provided with a photo prompt and the opening line of a story. You get to finish the story in 100-150 words… 😮 Guaranteed to be fun!

  15. Wow.
    Gives a whole new meaning to auditioning for car show – so to speak.

  16. wmqcolby says:

    Cool, Mister B. My dad used to collect old cars and would often get calls from movie productions asking for one to be placed in the shots. He always turned them down because he was afraid they’d get damaged. I solved that problem on my own … toy cars and forced perspective. Works like a charm. 😉

  17. jenniesisler says:

    Cute interpretation of the photo! Poor Geoff. Makes me want to start him up and get him away from that parking lot

  18. empeck says:

    Hah! That’s cute. I enjoy the idea of car auditions being similar to human versions.

  19. Margaret says:

    Very nicely done. Geoff’s an appealing character. I hope he makes the big time.

  20. Creative and witty; nice job Binks.

  21. Peter, Poor Geoff. Let’s hope he gets better parts later–film roles, not car parts. Humorous and well written. 🙂 — Susan

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