I was congratulating myself on completing the manuscript when there was a great clutter at the end of the platform. A late arrival! Forsaking her accustomed grace, in a small state of panic, and this close to tears, she made her wishes known.
“Stop this train. I want to get on. I have to get on.”
No trainman is also a gentleman refuses a belle in distress and the belle is now on board, ribbons stowed, heart beat slowing, perfume pooling (where once it trailed), dignity on the mend.
I have around a week to make her really comfortable, but she is most welcome because now we have a better last chapter and Culturematic will be, er, “heavier” by 10,000 words. Anyhow, this means I will be AWOL another week. Sorry.
In the meantime, this is a nice little test. Law and Order is auditioning 5 guys as replacements for Chris Meloni.
The dark horse favorite, IMHO, is Michael Raymond-James (Terriers), the most effortlessly gifted actor I have seen in a long time. This role may be too small for him but they would be mad not to take him if he’s willing. On another note, this array of talent tells us how “deep is the bench” for American TV, a cultural undertaking that used to be hard pressed to find a single one of these guys.
Your thoughts, please.