Sunday, January 25, 2009

Week One, Day Six - "Spin Cycle"

(Inspired by Cassandra Soliday)
Written by Joe Janes

Six-to-Eight People

(Lights up on a group of people in a tight circle on the floor. They are laughing and having a good time. Some people are drinking. A few may be standing or crouching. We hear what seems to be a bottle spinning on the floor. The bottle stops and the group starts tauntinglingly pointing and ooh-ing and aw-ing at a girl in the circle, upstage. The girl rolls her eyes and grabs the “bottle,” revealing it to be a gun she picks up and holds to her head. Everyone goes silent. She pulls the trigger and we hear a “click” sound. There is a slight pause. Everyone cheers as the girl puts the gun back on the floor and spins it again. Lights fade)


idjar said...

A long barrel .357 magnum might just sound like a bottle when it's spinning.

Maybe I'm just being dumb, but, um, what happened to Saturday's entry?

Joe Janes said...

This is Saturday's entry. I posted after midnight.

Old Ned said...

Congrats on making it through your first week. It was nice and darkly humorous. Keep up the good work!

Henri D said...

I heard a song on the radio today that would be a good background. No name, but the lyrics went "...Russian roulette is no fund without bullets.."

Coincidence that I waited til today to read this?

Throb said...

That's fuckin' awesome.

Joe Janes said...

Thanks, "Throb."

lucidleonardo said...

JOE! This is so morbid!

Joe Janes said...

It's more like how I wish it had been the one and only time I played spin the bottle in junior high.