Here’s my response to Crimson’s Challenge #32. The set-up of this door, with such a minimal building behind, made me think of a prop in the scene in a play. So I ask, did the scene I’ve concocted ever happen in real life?
Did It Ever Happen…?
“Alright, Vivian. We want ecstasy of escape, fear of being followed. Clark, swashbuckling do-or-die.” Irvin looks up. “Heavens, no windy puffs, pl-e-e-ease.”
“Cameramen, focus on the door — no bushes. Got that extra angle covered?
Irvin claps. “Places, everyone.”
A moment of general shuffling, then, “ACTION!”
The door’s flung open. Bravado-perfect, Clark sweeps his maiden off her feet and steps outside. He takes six steps, trips over camera cord and goes sprawling. Vivian shrieks, tumbling from his arms.
“Cut! Cut,” Irvin bellows, throwing up his hands in despair.
“Well, we got one thing right,” a cameraman comments. “No breeze.”