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UNUSED

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LILLIAN
Do you have a family Ping?
PING
(cryptic)
I did, but it was a long time ago.
(Pause. PING is staring out.)
I am kidding. I have two boys.
LILLIAN
(relieved)
I was about to say.
GARY
Here comes some estranged Confucian saying.
LILLIAN
“Virtue above all.”
GARY
“Forget injuries, not kindness.”
PING
“When you seek revenge, dig two graves.”
Beat.
LILLIAN
Well, that’s just dark.
GARY
Thanks, Ping.
PING
Sorry.
LILLIAN
Just go.

Morning Paper

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Union Market. A couple is leafing through a newspaper at the counter.
Man: We should check the Weekend Section.
Woman: Definitely.
Man: Hi, I’ll have a double americano.
Woman: Two please.
Barista: You got it. Are you going to buy that paper?
Man: Hm?
Barista: Are you going to purchase that?
Man: Ah, no. Just looking through it. Continue reading Morning Paper

Kill

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I liked it, but it no longer fits in the play I’m writing.

MAX
Can you excuse us for a second?
BRICE
What?
MAX
I would like to have a word with Lisa.
BRICE
You’re joking. You have to be joking. I’m your girlfriend, and you’re telling me to leave.
LISA
You don’t have to leave the house.
BRICE
Thank you, Lisa. But I think I would prefer to just have a conversation with my boyfriend.
MAX
There’s no need to adopt a tone. Continue reading Kill