for Sadje’s What Do You See? prompt.
Brent applied to be on Britain’s Got Talent. He didn’t make it. “Their loss”, he said, “and the viewer’s loss too”.
Determined to prove them wrong he decided to try busking.
Brent considered himself multi-talented. Singing, juggling, magicing (his word, not mine); you name he claimed he could do it!
Last Monday he stood in the main street and started singing. People crossed the road to avoid him.
Tuesday he tried juggling. Unfortunately, a ball went awol and bonked someone on the head.
Wednesday he tried conjuring. People just walked by.
He had one more trick up his sleeve. Actually, his sleeve was up something else, a dummy! Brent the Vent was certain this time he’d cracked it.
Thursday, he launched his new career! It was a disaster. He couldn’t keep his mouth still, B’s became G’s, and when the dummy’s head fell off and rolled down the road he decided a rethink was necessary.
There was a stall in the market selling second-hand nick-nacks and there in the middle was a great big toy lion. Just the job he thought!
He bought it, performed a few incisions with surgical precision and wallah, he had a dummy that was far easier to deal with!
I watched him at the weekend.
“What’s your name?”
“What’s your favourite seafood?”
“What’s your hobby?”
“What do cows eat?”
It worked! Watch out for Brent the Vent on next year’s BGT, he’ll be a roaring success, I’m Shoarrr!
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