A short play called “Harry and Gladys”
Gladys: Harry, I was thinking it would be awesome to go to Nashville, because I read this article about how they have great Italian leather boots there and awesome music and barbeque.
Harry: I’m not going all the way to Nashville just for that. We can get all that and more here. Plus the waffle iron isn’t working right, goddamnit!
Gladys: Yeah, that sucks. Hey, Harry. I think it’s a shame we never got to meet that author in England. You know. That guy?
Harry: Well, go send him a tweet or DM or send him a smoke signal. Just stop talking, okay?
Gladys: Yeah … here’s the thing. I don’t know if I’m tweeting him or an alien from another planet.
Gladys: By the way, how do you like my new hat?
Harry: Uh …
Gladys: I know. It’s amazing the creative uses one can make of tin foil, feathers, and glitter, isn’t it?
Harry: Gladys, I’m begging you. Stop talking. Now!
Gladys: You don’t like my hat? Fine … I’ll call that author. I still have his number.
She picks up the phone and punches in the number.
Gladys: Hello, Stephen! Remember me? I just wanted to say I’m really, really sorry we never actually got to meet in England. It was a pity, I know. I was just so … overwhelmed and it was all so magical and there was so much to see and so many epiphanies. What can I say? Anyway … hello? Stephen?
Gladys: I think we got disconnected. If I only had a real TARDIS, I could go see him and say hello in person.
The above is a work of fiction, with the part of Gladys briefly played at the end by the author. It was written and produced by Debbi Mack.
And now a few links from around the web:
Gene, I’m trying this, too. But it doesn’t seem to be working. As you can see, I’m struggling just to figure out who I am. And this makes yet another time I’ve had to issue a correction. Ha ha ha …
However, here are six chapters from my first novel, IDENTITY CRISIS, which hit the New York Times bestseller list in 2011: Chapters 1-6 of Identity Crisis
If you enjoy them, please consider contributing to my Indiegogo campaign for the series. The deadline for contributing to this campaign is Jan. 31, 2013.
Thank you so much!
UPDATE: Look what’s coming up at the AFI Silver Theatre! Awesome! Ha ha ha …
Oh, look! One of my favorites!
PS: Let’s pretend I included this awesome video from Paul in my update, okay?
UPDATE 2: Okay. With due respect to poor Linda Thorson, who had the thankless job of following in this lady’s shoes:
This has to be one of the
lamest most depressing scenes in forever!
UPDATE 3: But Anne Francis was awesome!
OMG! She was even in this TV show! Ha ha ha …
So not like my novel … okay?
Be seeing you, Earl Weaver. I hope.
Finally, from Nik Nak’s Old Peculiar, a
weirdly apt most interesting quote and video:
“For the dead and the living, we must bear witness.”