Red Sand, Hot Coffee

28 Plays Later – Challenge #15
Let’s write a saga…

Massive, huge stories that span over years and years.

Many characters,
several generations.

The bigger – the better.

Oh, and whoever has the most characters (all speaking and all well-rounded)

wins a Brucie Bonus! (although nobody is going to check or verify… or indeed hand it out)

Notes: This challenge hit me on a day when the weather was making my head mushy, and I was having a high pain day thanks to my autoimmune issues, so while the brief asks for a saga, I only wrote a sketch. Per the rules: you don’t have to follow the brief.

mars one

RED SAND, HOT COFFEE

 

Excerpt:

lieutenant

Here we are, ma’am.

KAREN

I’m not old enough to be a ma’am. Call me Karen. (a beat) It’s awfully dark in here.

Lieutenant

Let me just activate the system for you, ma’am.

LIEUTENANT flips a switch on the wall.

COMPUTER (V/O)

Power system, activated

lieutenant

It takes minute to juice up.

The lights slowly rise to ‘normal’ indoor lighting, slightly cool, like fluorescents.

COMPUTER (v/o)

Air filtration system, activated.

Karen

Can we take off the masks now?

LIEUTENANT

Not just yet. The system will tell you.

 COMPUTER (V/O)

Oxygen mix, optimum. You may now remove any breathing devices.

LIEUTENANT

(stating the obvious)

It’s safe to remove your mask now ma’am.

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2018-15 – Red Sand Hot Coffee

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 Red Sand, Hot Coffee by Melissa Bartell is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.