Vols. 4.1 – 4.4

Walk-Through: A One-Act Play by Nancy Gessner

Walk-Through: A One-Act Play by Nancy Gessner

Drama, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 SETTING Time: Present, Summer Saturday Afternoon in Long Island, NY Place: Room empty of furniture with a window seat. CHARACTERS TOBY: Early 30s. Celia’s husband CELIA: Late 20s / Early 30s. Toby’s wife LAURA Old woman, modern practical clothing LIGHTS […]

How Does It Taste, Dear? A Marital Farce Performed in Six Acts by Jen Karetnick

How Does It Taste, Dear? A Marital Farce Performed in Six Acts by Jen Karetnick

Drama, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 Note: This four-character play can be made interactive with the introduction of food service during every scene or other types of audience participation. Scenes can be performed progressively in various restaurants or as one-act plays. As the play progresses, actors […]

The Speed of Wind: A Play in One Act by Garrett Socol

The Speed of Wind: A Play in One Act by Garrett Socol

Drama, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 Cast of Characters JENNY DALE: Beautiful, elegant, bright, 32 years old MICHAEL DALE: Bold, intelligent, handsome, 60 years old LIAM CHEADLE: Athletic, muscular, charismatic, 30 years old Scene The living room of Jenny and Michael Dale, in a quiet, upscale […]

Robert, the Architect by Andrew Bowen

Robert, the Architect by Andrew Bowen

Fiction, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 Robert Townsend had planned his suicide for ten years, and on July 10th, 2010 he took a long, hot shower to set the mood. He wondered if his twin sons were enjoying themselves in Italy, thought about the last time […]

The Piano Lesson by Andrew Wallace Chamings

The Piano Lesson by Andrew Wallace Chamings

Fiction, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 It was the start of the year and the end of the day. I walked down through the park by the school fields, next to the high frosted hawthorn hedgerow. I walked slowly, with a bruised plum in my satchel […]

The Night Brides by Leah Erickson

The Night Brides by Leah Erickson

Fiction, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 Here, brides fell from the sky, drifting silently through the night like wingless white angels. It happened on certain evenings, lonely evenings, after the dinner dishes were washed, when all the doors were locked and the porch lights turned off. […]

Study Abroad by Regina Faunes

Study Abroad by Regina Faunes

Fiction, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 The thing that comes to her most clearly is arriving at the lemon grove, the dappled shade, the scent of lemons biting at her thirst, and the sound of birds. Usually she gets this far and wakes up. She tries […]

The Amnesia Academy by Marko Fong

The Amnesia Academy by Marko Fong

Fiction, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 I wait for the bus at the outfield fringe of my two-man baseball field, the corner in front of my house. The neighbor kids come up to ask, “Lucky, where are you going? Why do you get on a Greyhound […]

Suitable Poetic Subjects by Bonnie Auslander

Suitable Poetic Subjects by Bonnie Auslander

Poetry, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 Love and valor and the quest. The meaning of death, God’s lucky numbers, His favorite kind of whiskey and His favorite time of day to drink it. Later, the habits of certain animals such as the ant, marmoset and canary. […]

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Jennifer Juneau

Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun by Jennifer Juneau

Fiction, Vol. 4.4, Dec. 2010 I returned downstairs to the living room to find four-year-old Charlotte standing in front of the open face of a humungous dollhouse, a foot taller than herself, with her head peering inside an upstairs bedroom. Her father Marcel was fast […]