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Strictly Showbiz



David Walliams strides onstage, flourishing and shouting Hello at the audience to instant approval.

“What’s your name?”

“Simon, darling, stop pretending you don’t love me.”

The audience laugh and Simon Cowell can’t help but smile.

“What’s your business idea, David?”

Deborah Meaden rests her hand close to her buzzer.

“A website where you can browse recipes and buy all the ingredients with one click.”

“What if you have some of the ingredients?” Mary Berry asks.

“Only one person can be my business partner.” Alan Sugar interrupts. “I want to see if you’ve got what it takes? Pitch your business plan.”

David dances around the stage singing his business plan. It's awful. The audience is cheering but four of the five judges hit their buzzers.

A fifth klaxon cracks the arena and the four judges turn to scowl at Louis Walsh for activating his golden buzzer.

“I liked it.”

Santino Prinzi is currently an English Literature with Creative Writing student at Bath Spa University, and was awarded the 2014/15 Bath Spa University Flash Fiction Prize. His flash fiction and prose poetry has been published or is forthcoming in various places, including Litro Online, Flash Frontier, the 2014 and 2015 National Flash Fiction Day (UK) anthologies, Unbroken Literary Journal, The Best of Vine Leaves Journal 2015, and others.

Check him out on Twitter @tinoprinzi and his website >>




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