‘You’ve got me an audition for what?’ Freya stared at her agent in disbelief. ‘You are joking aren’t you?’ A neat curlicue of steam issued from her purple nostrils.
Jez Talent hurried across the room and flung open the office window. ‘Unikitty is big time, Freya.’
‘I’m a serious actress,’ Freya huffed. ‘I will not work in some Lego toy spin off.’ She raked a purple-painted talon across the arm of the capacious couch on which she was perched.
‘Sometimes we have to take what we can get, sweetie.’ Jez returned to his leather-upholstered armchair. ‘After your disastrous audition for G.O.T…’
Freya pouted. Her spiky tail began to twitch; the glass-topped coffee table in front of her rattled ominously.
‘Okay, okay.’ Jez held up his hands in surrender. ‘Not Unikitty.’
‘Well?’ Freya’s eyes smoldered. ‘What else have you for me?’
‘Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty?’
‘What’s with the unicorns, Jez? I’m a dragon!’ Freya snorted, issuing a shower of sparks from her nostrils.
Jez eyed the resulting scorch mark on his thick shag pile carpet.
‘You want me to dress up in drag?’
‘Unicorns are where the big-time is at, sweetie.’ Jez ran his fingers through his thinning hair.
‘If that’s the best you can do, I’m finding myself a new agent!’ Freya stood up and swept from the room, her tail overturning the coffee table as she went.
Jez sighed as he watched Freya fly off from his office window, her dazzling blue wings framed against the giant Hollywood letters.
Read more about Freya’s story in The Audition