I gave everything a go and have found that I am thoroughly enjoying this new form of writing that I have found. I decided to continue to write in the Fantasy genre for this course, unsure as to how exactly this might fit into the world of Theatre.
I thought that it might be interesting to share some of my work on the blog and see what everybody's opinion of it is. So here goes scene 1:
The scene is a conference room with pipes running through it. There is a lot of whirring noises as though they are near some sort of engine.
Jake- You said that she wouldn’t cause us any more problems.
Kenny- I know, I said that but she is something of a free spirit.
Jake- There’s not a spirit in this world that can’t be tamed.
Kenny- You clearly haven’t met Essence.
Jake- Oh, I have and you have let her get away with too much for too long.
Kenny- Not exactly how I see it but hey ho, if that’s how you see it.
Jake- Do you have a plan?
Kenny- I do.
Kenny- Before I start, you need to understand one thing.
Kenny- Essence is the love of my life and what I am about to tell you does not change that. I do what needs to be done out of necessity, simply because she has left us with no other option.
Jake- Piss off, you do what needs to be done because you wanna save your own skin.
A larger man with an officer’s uniform on enters the conference room and Jake and Kenny salute him somewhat casually.
Kenny & Jake- Sir.
Officer- Have we resolved our little issue yet?
Jake- Kenny was just about to tell me what his plan is.
Officer- Go ahead then Kenny.
Kenny- Sir, I haven’t finalised it yet, I had just been thinking of a few things.
Officer- I wasn’t asking for excuses. If you cannot deal with this then I will have somebody else take care of it for you.
Kenny- No sir, there really is no need for that. I can keep her quiet.
Officer- You better had.
Officer leaves the room and Kenny and Jake are left alone. A few moments of silence passes
Jake- If you screw this up, he is going to lose it. You know that don’t you?
Kenny- I’m aware of that but I can’t let him kill her.
Jake- I’ve got your back but bear in mind that my neck is on the line here as well.
Kenny- I’ll shut her up.
Please feel free to leave any comments below, good or bad. I will be posting scene 2 on the 1st July 2014. If anybody would like me to post it earlier than this please say so in the comments. Alternatively if you would like to e-mail me some feedback then this would be much appreciated, please forward on to firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks again for reading
M. W. Rowe