Small Town Courtroom

Lucas Plumsberry awaited his verdict.  He recognized a lot of people in this small town courtroom. The judge, Donovan Lumfren, made his opening remarks.  Rudy Cooperbury, the bailiff, stood stoically beside him.  His lawyer, Katy Jackamore, assured him all would turn out ok.  His best friends, Ellis Midnight, Rufus Brampton, and Christof Supian sat hopefully … Continue reading Small Town Courtroom

Long-form improv with Ayn Rand (101 class)

Improv 101 class in a small acting studio in NYC.  Chris, Ayn Rand, and 3 other classmates stand in a circle.  The teacher sits in a chair looking on. Teacher:  Ok, guys - let’s warm up with a game of zip, zap, zop.  The first person points to someone else and says “zip”.  The person … Continue reading Long-form improv with Ayn Rand (101 class)

Long-form Improv with Ayn Rand

Chris and Ayn Rand enter the stage through the back curtains. Chris:  Hello, everyone.  We are... Squish!  And we’re going to perform long-form improv for you.  Can I get a suggestion of...  Ayn Rand:  No suggestion needed.  We will rely on the genius of both our individual minds. Chris: Ok.. sure.. Chris walks to stage … Continue reading Long-form Improv with Ayn Rand

“House M.D.” – deleted scene

Dr. House limps into the patient’s room.  Foreman and a nurse follow. House:  I see someone enjoyed the chili. Chris:  How’d you know that? House:  The window is open. Chris: So what?  That could be for a million different reasons.  I could have been warm... House:  This room isn’t warm and you don’t have a … Continue reading “House M.D.” – deleted scene

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – First Draft

George:  Maybe it’d be better if I’d never been born… Clarence:  Now, now, George.  You mustn’t say things like that.  I’m not going to get my wings if you - wait a minute.. George:  What’s that? Clarence:  That might work.  OK, George. You’ve got your wish.  You’ve never been born. George:  Oh, ha, ha, very … Continue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life” – First Draft

Answering reader mail – part 13

Dear Chris, Over the past 5 years, I’ve thought that by avoiding the news and most culture, I was improving myself and focusing on more intellectual pursuits, staying home and reading.  But lately, I’ve started to feel like I’m missing out on new experiences. I need to get out more and see the world, go … Continue reading Answering reader mail – part 13

“It’s a Wonderful Life” – Alternate Ending

2 researchers examine ZuZu’s pedals under a microscope. Rick:  I’ve never seen anything like it.  These pedals are radioactive. Wendy: That could only happen if they travelled between dimensions. Rick:  Where did they find this stuff? Wendy:  Bedford Falls, New York.  They think it entered the atmosphere at 10PM last night.  They’re interrogating the guy … Continue reading “It’s a Wonderful Life” – Alternate Ending