Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Week 12, Day 79 - “April Showers”

“April Showers”
Written by Joe Janes
79 of 365

Mother, 30s
Daughter, 12
Father, 30s

(Lights up on a mother and young daughter standing outside a door. Inside we hear horrible sounds of a man in pain. Crying, wailing, gnashing of teeth, some throwing of things about, fists pounding on hard surfaces, some settling down, panting, slowing, sniffing, throat clearing, silence, a sigh of relief. An envelope slides out from under the door. The mother picks it up. The daughter puts a stamp on it.)

Honey. Don’t forget to do the state taxes.

(More intense wailing and thrashing about as lights fade.)