Power Trip – A 5 Minute Play

(A comedic look at workplace hierarchy/pecking order, first performed as a staged reading at Community TV of Santa Cruz.) CHARACTERS LEONARD – middle management GORDON – recently promoted to middle management CLAUSEN – upper management Place: LEONARD'S workplace office Time: Contemporary (LEONARD is sitting at his desk and writing on some paperwork. GORDON enters.) LEONARD:  … Continue reading Power Trip – A 5 Minute Play

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Pacific Television Theater – Staged Readings

Episode 5 of Pacific TV, a pair of staged readings of two works in progress.  The first is an added first scene to Rising Tide (episode 3 of Pacific TV), the second is a short play called Power Trip.  They were performed at Community TV of Santa Cruz on Saturday July 7th, 2018 https://youtu.be/epS1Odood50 Originally … Continue reading Pacific Television Theater – Staged Readings

All In The Island – A 10 Minute Play

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

99 Word Prompt: Property Values

https://carrotranch.com/2018/05/17/may-17-flash-fiction-challenge/ "And if you look here," the real estate agent said, "you'll see that the fire damage didn't destroy the entire kitchen." "Well that's good," said the husband. "A fixer upper!" his wife added optimistically. "Can we see the master bedroom?" the husband asked. "Sorry, can't do that," the agent replied.  "The ceiling caved in." … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Property Values

99 Word Prompt: Boots

https://carrotranch.com/2018/01/19/january-18-flash-fiction-challenge/ Cpl. Wildey led his squad through a clearing and into a wooded thicket toward enemy lines on a reconnaissance mission to ascertain troop locations.  The trail they were on approached an enemy headquarters in the distance.  Cpl. Wildey thought he saw movement ahead, so he ordered his troops to sneak up by crawling through … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Boots

99 Word Prompt: Busy

https://carrotranch.com/2017/09/08/september-7-flash-fiction-challenge/ Silvio the waiter moved from table to table taking customer’s orders and answering their many questions about the menu. He then ran back to the kitchen, quickly arranged various plates of food onto a serving tray, and ran back out with the tray on his upturned palm. He adroitly sidestepped other servers and bussers … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Busy

Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 2

(Originally written as a short play during the summer of this year, posting it here after failing to get it staged.) CHARACTERS CHARLENE BEAUMONT AMELIA KIRBY HARVEY CHESWICK REX PAULSON Scene: A local television station (A local television studio where an afternoon talk show is about to air. The host and the three guests are … Continue reading Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 2