Biology

A biologist and an activist discuss genetically modified mosquitoes together. Biologist: There is some hope because we are releasing modified mosquitoes into nature. Activist: It won’t work; it has been proven that the treatment only lasts for three years and then...

Shopping

Two customers walk through a home improvement retail store; they wear face masks, push a cart, and search for a customer service representative. 1. How long have we been in here? 2. Who knows? 1. God, if I could just breathe fresh air or feel the wind on my face...

The news

Los Angeles. In an apartment building, a sad adult pauses to read Google News during a busy working day at the home office. He reads the following: Headline: Popular Japanese biker turns out to be 50-year-old man using face app. Revelation makes fans love him more....

Oedipus

This is the beginning of a play I wrote in 2012. Oedipus stands in the middle of the apartment with a bloody knife wound in his leg; blood drips on the floor. He is breathing hard. He wears nothing more than his underwear. Jocasta lies in bed asleep. Oedipus: Jocasta?...

Silence

Critic: Why don’t you write? Isn’t that the one and only, the single, most obvious rule that you must follow: Do not stop writing? And yet you did stop, so…Writer: Yep.Critic: So, that makes you pathetic. A real low life. A writer who doesn’t...