Wednesday 6 December 2017

Nativity Play Auditions

Dawn Knox

Mulled Wine

“You got through the Nativity Play auditions again this year then, donkey?”

“Mmmm hmm. The director said I had stage presence. And nice eyes… So you’re back in the cast then, sheep?”

“Yeah, the director said I behaved really well in the stable scene last year. Unlike the cow.”

“Oh yes, I remember. What a mess she made. Such a shame she turned her back on the audience. If she’d been facing front, it wouldn’t have hit the human actors.” 

“No, it wouldn’t have dribbled off the front of the stage towards the audience either. That woman with the delicious looking flowers on her hat was quite hysterical.”

“I remember.”

“The new cow looks okay, though.”

“Mmmm hmm… Apparently they were going to introduce some different animals to the stable scene this year but one of the human actors is allergic to pork… and shellfish.”

“So, no pigs then… Or prawns.”

“No. S’pose not.”

“On my way to the auditions, one of the turkeys asked me to put in a good word for him. He told me he’d always dreamed of being on the stage. He’s a bit full of himself in my opinion. Strutting about barging the other birds out of the way.”

“Yes, I know the one you’re talking about. But there wouldn’t be any point recommending him for a part. Those turkeys are a flighty lot. No tenacity. It’s the same every Christmas… they keep swanning off. One minute they’re flapping about in their field. The next they’re gone.”

“What a shocking lack of commitment to Christmas.”

“Mmmm hmm.”

About the author 

 Dawn’s third book ‘Extraordinary’ has just been published by Bridge House Publishing. She has stories published in various anthologies, including horror and speculative fiction, as well as romances in women's magazines. Dawn has written a play to commemorate World War One, which has been performed in England, Germany and France.

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