“The Audience Acts” / A Memorable Fancy #022

The actors are very still. At first, the playgoers are patient. But then there are coughs, and wheezings and whisperings, shouts of disparagement, shifting and shuffling in the seats. The actors begin to move. They imitate the shuffling and shifting. They hear the whispering and shout the words. Someone in the audience gets up to leave. An actor exits right. <END> . NOW PUBLISHED from Ink Smith Publications, available on Amazon: Terence Kuch’s second novel, See/Saw - a sci-fi … [Read more...]

“Epiphany” / A Memorable Fancy #143

The play was over. Right? The actors bowed, the curtain closed. But what had happened? Act I had been promising, with vivid characters and an intricate but engaging plot. In Act II complications occurred, threats, secrets, conspiracies, the occasional hint of sex. Audience members caught themselves holding their breath in anticipation. But then, Curtain. What? Just when we were about to get to the whole point of the play! The audience stood up, dazed, cheated, began to file out. Life always … [Read more...]