Post 1642. Sunday December 3
‘If anyone knows any reason why these two people should not….’
‘I do' echoed a voice from the back of the set.
The couple, the priest and guests turned to face the somberly dressed man standing in the church doorway.
Chalky, I thought you were……’
‘Dead? You thought I was dead?’ he yelled.
A dapper detective accompanied by two uniformed police officers marched down the aisle.
He removed his trilby hat.
‘Millie Malone, I’m arresting you for the attempted murder of Cliff White. Anything you say…’
‘...will be taken down as used in court. Yes, detective, I know. Do what you have to’ said Millie dropping her bouquet to the floor and holding out her wrists.
There was a stunned silence as everyone watched the officers march Millie away to an awaiting police car.
‘CUT!’ yelled the director.
The cast, crew, and extras of Soap Street started excitedly chattering.
‘This episode was meant to end with a cliffhanger' he said, 'but not like this. How the hell are we going to carry on without Millie Malone?’
Sometimes fantasy and reality collide.
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