Friday, January 7, 2011

our trip home: a radio play in 2 vignettes


INT. NORTHERN MIDWESTERN HOUSE - AFTERNOON

DISTANT VOICE, SUGAR'S MOM
So I just am going to get this soup on the stove and then I'll be ready to show you what presents need to be wrapped and maybe you could go to the store and buy milk in the meantime get skim this time and mom can fill out these present labels it should be in her handwriting do you know where those scissors went I can never find anything I wish you wouldn't move stuff we might leave presents here accidentally and I'll never know which ones---

SFX: Extremely loud BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP from a fire alarm.

DISTANT MOM VOICE
AAIIEEEEEE!

DISTANT DAD VOICE
Just testing . . .



INT. ARKANSAS HOUSE - AFTERNOON

SFX: SUGAR's sewing machine WHIRS. Baby's mom's FOOTSTEPS enter the room and walk to the closet. Closet door SQUEAKS.

BABY'S MOM
So you may have heard that Baby was conceived on a camping trip just outside of Yorktown, Virginia.

SFX: RUMMAGING SOUNDS.

SFX: FOOTSTEPS leaving the room again.

4 comments:

  1. Bahahahahaha...I hear crickets chirping.

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  2. Families can be so bizarre and entertaining.

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  3. I laughed out loud. Brilliant.
    Ahhh, family.

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