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It's Really Coming Down Out There

Posted: April 1st, 2010 | Author: | Tags: , , | 2 Comments »


I write a lot of quick, little plays. Conversations, really, without setting or context, most of the time. And though they’re not usually part of anything larger, they’re still fun for me, and hopefully you too. This one’s called “It’s Really Coming Down Out There”.

CHARACTER A

It’s really coming down out there.

CHARACTER B

You can’t stop it.

CHARACTER A

Where does it all go?

CHARACTER B

Where does anything go?

CHARACTER A

I mean, when it’s too much. That can’t all sink in.

CHARACTER B

Nope. It just piles up.

CHARACTER A

I wish it’d go somewhere.

CHARACTER B

That’s the point: it doesn’t.

CHARACTER A

It has to sometime.

CHARACTER B

Not for a long time.

CHARACTER A

But it can’t just stay there.

CHARACTER B

Where else would it go?

CHARACTER A

It could drain.

CHARACTER B

It’s too much for the drain.

CHARACTER A

Build a bigger drain!

CHARACTER B

I don’t think it works that way.

CHARACTER A

Well, it should!

CHARACTER B

It just comes down, more and more, out of nowhere.

CHARACTER A

Actually, the guy in the newspaper said we were supposed to get it this afternoon, so it’s late.

CHARACTER B

Well, she’s wrong. She’s always wrong... Wait, what are you talking about?

CHARACTER A

I’m talking about the rain.

CHARACTER B

Oh. I was talking about... Oh. Nevermind.

CHARACTER A

It’s really coming down out there.

 

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2 Comments on “It's Really Coming Down Out There”

  1. 1 don said at 6:29 pm on September 15th, 2010:

    Hints . . . you are always showing hints of conflict. Do I sense a theme?

  2. 2 Zouhir said at 11:56 am on December 2nd, 2015:

    Dear Ma Ma Thidar, I like your (Mee Chit San) theory.May I confses that I have never thought of that theory. I heard only the light of candle. But the light of candle comes from the Mee chit san. So the Mee chit san is the origin and then to light the candle, he has to hit his head and burn himself. We all face the disturbances of the enviroment (because we are human), but we have to overcome every disturbances and we have to count ourselves that we are like Mee chit san sometime.I like your thinking phylosophy. Pls carry on.Best Regards,TMAye


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