Luca didn’t have a pitch. All he had were sixteen rubber puppets with no legs and two hours worth of dry ice.
“Do they kill anyone?” The producer asked.
“Well, no.” Luca admitted. “But they can make menacing noises and pop out from behind stationary objects.”
The director seemed lost in thought before snapping his elated fingers. “Yes. We’ll show one of them, popping out of a toilet.”
“Should that happen in the script?” Luca’s excitement faded into the director’s congratulatory handshake.
“It doesn’t matter. We’ll dress them like Cabbage Patch dolls. The kids will love it.”

Renee Agatep is a short story writer and poet in Tampa, Florida. You can find her on Twitter @GoingbyRenee.

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