28 Plays Later – Challenge #26
Choose ten inanimate objects, go through a five-step process that helps you select one.
Write a play about it.
WHITE: Fine. You go first.
WHITE: Come on. Don’t get your wires in a twist. You want my confessional, put your money where your support spiral is.
BLACK: Well, like you, I started in the restaurant. When was that? The thirties? The forties? I don’t remember much except a lot of red sauce and soldiers.
WHITE: Yeah… soldiers and their girls. It was sweet, all that young love.
BLACK: If you say so. A lot of those boys never came home again, or they came home wrong.
WHITE: True. But a lot of them got married and started families. I ended up with one of the daughters of the restaurant owner. I thought you did, too?
BLACK: Yes. I was put on the landing next to an empty milk bottle – one of those big, black, metal ones. I was never sure if he was meant to be intimidating or reassuring. Mostly, he was boring. Never wanted to chat. Just wanted to sit there and be stoic.