Over at Scribble and Edit the fabulous Madeleine is hosting Cinderella’s Shoe Blogfest, where your challenge is “to write a maximum 500 word piece or a poem about any character who loses something that when found by another results in their mutual happiness/relief/salvation/ Or whatever.”
I've decided to be experimental with my entry and it takes the form of letters. Please note that the following is entirely a work of fiction and comes from the writer’s imagination. It does not reflect actual events.
Please find enclosed a prosthetic ear I found during the LA convention; part of my 12-step recovery programme is to return any items that do not belong to me. I hope you will find it in your heart to forgive me because you are my favourite actor.
Live long and prosper,
I must say I was surprised to receive your letter at my home address, but I was pleased to read you are returning items that do not belong to you. I was sure I had lost that ear during my trip back home from the LA Con; I misplaced a whole box of props at a service station.
You asked me for my forgiveness but I need to thank you – returning that prosthetic ear has had a profound effect on me. On closer inspection I found the manufacturing serial number, which should have marked it as an ear I wore during the first season, was incorrect. After asking a few questions and talking to Majel, I have discovered I never wore the ear you returned to me and that I was not the first choice to play Spock! Another actor had already read for the part (Majel could not remember his name) and even had a set of prosthetic ears made for him. For some unknown reason the actor pulled out and I was offered the role. But I realised that if more than one actor has worn the legendary pointy ears then that means I haven’t always been Spock! This realisation has inspired me to write my memoirs. I am going to call them I Am Not Spock. What do you think?
I can’t believe you wrote back to me! I’ve written letters to other cast members but all I got back was a warning not to contact them at their home addresses. I always new you were the nicest cast member. However, this will be my last letter to your home - step nine involves learning appropriate boundaries in personal relationships. From now on I will forward any correspondence to your official address.
I can’t believe the ear was not worn by you but please don’t call your memoirs I’m Am Not Spock. You are Spock!
Live long and prosper,
p.s. perhaps you could auction the mysterious ear for charity?
You may not remember but several years ago you returned a prosthetic ear to me and suggested I auction it for charity. I was recently asked to donate items to for The Actors Hardship Fund and I thought of that ear. Unfortunately, I had to remove it from the auction as the actor who the ear was made for came forward and claimed he had lost it around the time it came into my possession. The actor claimed he was Spock! My lawyers said he didn’t have much of a case but I said let him wear it; if it fits then he can have it!
You will be pleased to know my new memoir I Am Spock will be out shortly.