Current Affairs: A Fake Interview Show – Episode 3

(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

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Shakespearean Porn Titles

We all know that the works of Shakespeare are rife with sexual innuendo, and even contains such lurid phrases as 'making the beast with two backs,' 'my cherry lips have often kissed thy stones,' and 'take my coxcomb.' But what if this more explicit language made its way into the titles of his plays? Submitted … Continue reading Shakespearean Porn Titles

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

Writing Prompt: Masks – The Bank Robbery

Very short story inspired by a writing prompt posted by Rachel Poli.  Subject: masks https://rachelpoli.com/2018/10/19/time-to-write-masks-creative-writing-prompt/ THE BANK ROBBERY A masked man entered the bank. He went to the nearest window, pulled out a pistol, and held it low as he pointed it at the teller. "Fill this up!" the bank robber ordered as he tossed … Continue reading Writing Prompt: Masks – The Bank Robbery

99 Word Prompt: Comet

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/16/august-16-flash-fiction-challenge/ YOU SHOULD'VE LISTENED TO ME! "I see a dark omen ahead for you," the sorceress warned. "Well that's a bummer," the man said nonchalantly. "Heed my words!" the sorceress reiterated. "When a comet appears that is aligned with one of the planets, it will spell your doom!" "How does a comet align with a … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Comet

99 Word Prompt: Peering

https://carrotranch.com/2018/08/09/august-9-flash-fiction-challenge/ SAD CAT DIARY: WILDLIFE EDITION The mountain lion came up to the forest's edge drawn by the scent of food.  She peered from the woods at a flock of livestock in a nearby pasture. One of those sheep could feed me and my little ones for a week, the mountain lion thought as she … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Peering

What’s Wrong With This Picture?

I imagine it's quite easy to spot the mistake in the above picture, taken on the Sunday afternoon of July 22, 2018 across the street from my building. But in addition to blatantly parking right next to a fire hydrant, this vehicle had neither a parking a sticker nor a day pass hanging from the … Continue reading What’s Wrong With This Picture?

99 Word Prompt: Buttons

https://carrotranch.com/2018/07/05/july-5-flash-fiction-challenge/ BIG AND SHINY “Now listen here, swine!” Claude bellowed with inflated self importance. “Now that I’ve put in charge of this department things are going to be different! There will be order!” The employees looked at him blankly. “First rule, my cubicle is off limits! Nobody enters my territory! Nobody messes with my stuff! … Continue reading 99 Word Prompt: Buttons