Short Story No.2: Actor Dude



He sat with his back to me, sitting with his friend, boundaries are important and first impressions are vital. He was a Londoner. After that his body language was more open. It so happened we were all on one table at MacDonalds. He was protecting himself, he was a good dude that didn’t want to be taken advantage of in any way, he trusted none. I should note, he was observant of human nature and it’s follies.

He was an Asian actor full of self awareness so that affectations were just part of his shyness and reserve. He would talk in an American accent, doing impressions and what not offering up respite from caution in free abandon and laughter, when inhabiting real life. He was an honest kind of person who could be unscrupulous. His personality was colourful, made up of all the things he came across, he was able to talk things up so it was convincing, and always had the decorum to sound cheery and enthusiastic, just for you and I. He was talking about auditions, he was dressed with personality and character.

He learned to sound angry from his scripts in plays, and used it in real life. Making a fuss about the extra lettuce he was particular about, that was not given in his usual, preferred amount. Maybe he was trying to vex the worker. Mind games. He was an Asian bro. He dressed in a brown jacket, maybe it was a clever reflection of his race. Maybe the scoop was that he was a coconut (brown on the outside white on the inside) I have seen alot of white people wear brown jackets. I suppose he read widely without being a geek. This is my piece about the ‘actor dude’.

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1. Mustapha
2. Actor Dude
3. Boy from Bath
4. David
5. Imitiaz
6. Agnieska
7. The Workplace
8. Jack and Joseph
9. On Motivation
10. Angela
11. The Deep Sea Diver
12 After The War
13. Nigel, Samantha and Luke
14 James Changzhu
15. Ali and Some Books
16. Joe Bloggs
17. Naveed and Rupesh
18. Lionel
19. Abdul
20. Ajaz
21. Mr Jameson
22. Little John
23. Adventures of Zhi Xin
24. Dave and ‘Jim’
25. Timothy

© Zubyre Parvez 2016 All Rights Reserved The EaghamsWRITER BIO: Zubyre Parvez (BA hons) studied English Literature at Hertfordshire University. He writes song lyrics, poetry, short stories, reviews, and articles for The Taoist Crucible.  His poetry won runners up in a competition judged by Simon Armitage and Margaret Atwood. His poetry has been published in Kobita. His articles have appeared in The Epoch Times as a journalist for the newspaper. He has worked for New Tang Dynasty Television as a journalist. You can catch up with his tweets @TheEaghams


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