(Had to take part in the Carrot Ranch prompt because optimism is so rife with options on how to tackle the theme. Optimism is a hope bordering on blind faith in the face of the hopeless gloom of reality. Optimism can be a force for uplift but too much can make you not see dangers … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Optimism
(This is a play I wrote for a short play festival about a year ago, it's based on an actual cafe in Santa Cruz that has since closed but had about five or six regular customers who went there every morning to discuss the issues of the day, trade stories, and add atmosphere to the … Continue reading Top O’ The Morning! – A 10 Minute Play
Another timeworn classic phrase given a much needed embellishment. Picture by Kerry Hackett, taken at Seaside, Oregon.
Photo by Kerry Hackett, taken on the coast of Seaside, Oregon, and nowhere near Kansas.
My short play Hacks, a story of two old Hollywood hack screenwriters, is going to be presented tonight over Zoom along with other short plays by the Wine Box Players. Showtime is on September 22 at 7:40PM EDT and will go until 10:30PM EDT, 4:40PM-7:30PM PDT, here's link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/3080641380 In Hacks, Nathanael and Herman come … Continue reading Hacks, A Short Play, To Be Performed Over Zoom Tonight
(A short stage play in which the main character is stuck inside the darkness of a nightmare, then comes across something unexpected. I originally wrote this for a theatre company in San Francisco looking for nightmare themed short plays, but it was turned down, so I rewrote it and posted it here.) CAST OF CHARACTERS … Continue reading Your Worst Nightmare: A Game Show
(I originally wrote this piece for another site, but it was turned down so I'm posting it here. Seemed like a timely and much needed bit of humor. I kept it as is and didn't modify it to fit the aesthetic of my site, except for one minor addition to the final sentence.) The quarantine … Continue reading Quarantine Activities
(A 99 word flash fiction piece prompted by Carrot Ranch. Tap has a number of meanings, and I attempted to use as many as I could without it seeming ridiculous. Link below.) https://carrotranch.com/2020/03/13/march-12-flash-fiction-challenge-2/ "Got anything new on tap?" "We have a brand stout, I'll pour you one." The bartender placed a glass under the tap … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Tapping
(A sequel to the earlier Current Affairs short plays, episode 3 continues the theme of the absurdly failed political career of the obstreperous Arnie Fowler, a comically tragic fictitious congressman inspired by the current political landscape, which also drove me to reference a famous American drama about a woman who loses her grip on reality.) … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3
A Gilligan’s Island spoof in which the roles of the Skipper and Gilligan are reimagined as played by Carol O’Connor (he read for the part of the Skipper) and Rob Reiner. The rest of the castaways should appear as portrayed by their original actors. Gilligan’s Island debuted on CBS on September 26, 1964, about a … Continue reading All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play