a Paid Gig! /March 23, 2007 by KR Gunpoint Originally uploaded by Trent Foley. It is commonly said of acting that you might get one call back for every 100 auditions. The same goes for the writing life. Well, after so many submissions, I got a paying gig. Go check out a short story I wrote for CommonTies.com. I wrote it for the "Crime" theme, based on an actual event, called, "Gunpoint Blank".Cheers!