Hard At Work
By Dwip June 22, 2006, 9:09 pm Comments Off on Hard At Work RSS Feed for this post

Because I totally have nothing better to do at work than think these things up. Seriously.

And now, a short play for your entertainment, inspired by the awesome Neal Stephenson book Quicksilver, which I suggest you read, because it’s clever. Very clever.

Scene I

Cabinet doors shop, afternoon. Loud machinery sounds in the background. KAREN enters from around the Sandmaster.

Karen: Rails’re sanded, panels done. Building time draws nigh. Quick, I must away, ‘fore the gluing time approaches, and here come Pam and Erik.

Exit KAREN; Enter PAM and Erik, pushing a cart of panels.

Pam: But where did Karen go?
Erik: Well, it was like this, see…

Scene II

Cabinet doors shop, afternoon. Oddly quiet. KAREN and ERIK are standing at filter table, sanding panels noiselessly.

Erik’s Voice (narrating): So there we were, sanding, and there were these squirrel aliens, see…

Enter SQUIRREL ALIENS, bushy tails waving, brandishing ray guns.

Squirrel Aliens: Chitter! Squeak! Chitter chitter squeak! They shoot KAREN, who falls.
Erik: What the…?
Squirrel Aliens: Chitter squeak squeak chitter! They pick up KAREN.

Exit SQUIRREL ALIENS with KAREN.

Scene III

Cabinet doors shop, afternoon. Loud machinery sounds in the background. PAM and ERIK are pushing a cart of panels up to a table.

Erik: And they just grabbed her and ran out. Craziest thing I ever saw.
Pam: …You’re a total smartass, just like the rest of us.
Erik: Yes, yes I am.

Exit PAM; Enter KAREN.

Karen: Well, I’m back.
Erik: Ah, I was just telling Pam how you’d been kidnapped by squirrel aliens.
Karen: Well, I escaped.


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