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Moving On

Posted: August 6th, 2010 | Author: | Tags: , | 1 Comment »

I had a day off today, so I took the time to rework an old short that I wrote in January.

Moving On
a play
by Peter C. Shelly

Characters
GUY, somewhere in his 20s
FRIEND, also in his 20s

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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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