Tag Archives: A Fictional Story – Medium: Drama

FIRST (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #24 (The interior of a small spaceship. MARKIE sits at the controls. The ship has air, so MARKIE doesn’t wear a helmet, but one sits nearby.) (MARKIE press a button and speaks into a camera [the audience].) MARKIE Oh dudes you don’t even know what you unleashed. I AM THE BEAST. You should […]

Undernight (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #23 (A diner. A waitress, middle-aged, sits at a table, smoking a cigarette and staring into space; her nametag reads DAISY. Classic rock music comes from a tinny-sounding speaker through the kitchen, unseen.) (Enter FRANNIE, a middle-aged woman dressed in a rumpled men’s suit. She looks like someone who could […]

Meet Smart (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #22 (A Metro car. JANE sits, clicking on her a smartphone. Beside her sits the personification of her SMARTPHONE.) JANE’S SMARTPHONE Incoming call from the ex-boyfriend. Jane prefers calls from the ex-boyfriend be blocked and held until the end of the day when she can delete them in private at […]

Trust Balance (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #21 (A bed. LANE and MAUREEN snuggling. MAUREEN is teasing Lane with her fingers, but he is just sort of staring into space.) MAUREEN Heya. Hey. Hey. Hey buddy boy. Maureen to Lane, come in Lane. Come back to Earth. We have sex waiting for you. Anybody alive up there? My god, […]

Fast, Friends (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #20 Another one based on a dream… though this one came out nowhere near as long as that other one. (Throughout the play there is the sound of chatter and a bustling crowd.) (The stage has benches all across it. MENDEZ sits on a bench with a small suitcase underneath. […]

Minutes in Seconds (A Very Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #19 (An attempt to write a play in only ten minutes, without planning ahead, starting as soon as I finish this stage direction explaining the premise.) (The sounds of a city street.) (A PEDESTRIAN standing alone, looking at a cellphone.) (The PEDESTRIAN walks forward when the sound of the lights […]

Horseshoes and Dream-grenades (A Short Play)

31 Plays in 31 Days #18 (A pile of money. JONES lies on top of it, crying.) (Enter SMITH, in a hurry.) SMITH Oh my god. JONES (through sobs) Oh, there you are. That was fast. SMITH You scared me, the tone of your voice. I thought… something is terribly wrong… This… uh, this is… […]