Last Cut

by Wren Handman

Caitlin's cast as the eye candy in a horror movie, but to keep the part she'll have to give more than her blood, sweat, and tears

Caitlin Myers's greatest ambition is to be a star, and she can outshine anyone at her school. But then Lianne comes to town and starts to give Caitlin a run for her money, even getting top billing in the school play. So when Caitlin's offered a bit role as the bikini girl in a low-budget slasher flick, she ignores the warning bells (and her parents), lies about her age, and takes the part. It's not long before Caitlin finds herself out of her element when it comes to bossy directors and experienced film crews. Her only way out is to fess up about her age, but if she does, she'll have to come clean to her parents, her friends, and her boyfriend about the things she's done.

About the Author

Wren Handman
WREN HANDMAN is an author, playwright, and stage manager who lives in Vancouver, BC. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from the University of Victoria and her MFA in Theatre and Playwriting at UBC. Her short stories have been published in literary magazines such as Crow Toes Quarterly and anthologies such as Revolutions of the Undertones and Voice From the Planet. Her plays have won critical acclaim at the Victoria International Fringe Festival (Best New Play) and the Theatre in the Raw New Play Contest.


"an intimate glimpse into the dangerous and damaging problems into which naive hubris can lead one."
Karyn Huenenmann, Resource Links
"A short but gritty story finds a teen stymied by her relentless pursuit of her dream... [Handman's characterizations ring true, adding even more punch to this alluring character study and morality tale... punchy and highly effective"
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