Thursday, June 22, 2006

6/22 More flash fiction

If you're interested in reading my entry in a flash fiction contest, go to Clarity of Night and read. It's less than 250 words. I'm positive of that because Jason is very strict. He publishes a photo that he took and then people are invited to write about it. This is the second one I've done at this site. I like what I've read (even ones beside my own). :)

Last night BroadMinded rehearsed. We did a lot of blocking. That's pretty boring, but it's absolutely imperative to get it done. Now we can get on with memorizing and polishing. I love sketch comedy. Wish you all could see us perform.

My comedy schedule is on MySpace.

After rehearsal we had a class in longform improv. I'm getting so much from it. And on the way home I always beat myself up for all the stupid mistakes I made. One in particular last night. Damn!

A new guy, Nat, joined us. Turned out he and I were in 102 class at Comedy Sportz a few years ago. He is getting a masters' degree in Austin TX now. I told him I had some friends there, and mentioned Chris Trew and Arthur Simone (two guys who used to be in N.O. CSz until Katrina). They're in an improv group called ColdTowne in Austin. Anyway, turns out Nat is in another group with Chris called Whirled News Tonight. Amazing. I have to remember to tell Chris.

Okay, I quickly sent him a note before I forgot. It's hell getting old.

8 comments:

jason evans said...

Very strict?

hehe. You know me too well. I do run the entries against a word counter. Although I have been known to let 251 slide, I do remember sending a 253 back. Nicely though! Always nicely. :) Just trying to be fair to everyone....

Jer said...

I said "very strict" because the last contest you noted that I tried to get you to let me turn in a high word count. That's me--always trying to cut corners.

Cindy said...

jer, I really enjoyed your flash fiction entry, and thought it was really well written. What a surprise, yet sad ending. People should just stay home and damn the adventure. ;o)

Flood said...

I thought I would pop in and say hello. I love the contests, because I find bloggers I might have missed without them.

You've been very supportive to each entry. It's nice to 'meet' you.

Jer said...

Thanks, Cindy. Yet I don't agree with your (tongue-in-cheek) final comment. I can't turn off this adventurous streak! Love, Jer

Jer said...

Hi, Flood. Welcome. I'm a faithful blogger. And sometimes you'll die of boredom here. Other times I actually do have adventures. :)

Chris Trew said...

Jer Jer Jer
I love when the improv world gets small. It's warming. Tell Nat hello. I'm going to be in Toronto when he makes it back here for the last Whirled News Tonight show.
Blach!

Jer said...

What a surprise! Hope you are well!