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Saturday
May172014

One-act play: A moment of peace

Alternate title: This is what happens when I try to take a shower with conscious children in the house

Scene:  A haggard, bedraggled woman -- let’s call her Heather -- is taking a shower after a morning full of doing her children’s bidding.  She is clearly happy to be alone for the first time that day.  After approximately 60 seconds of quiet, a seven-year-old girl -- let’s call her Kaylee -- bursts into the bathroom.

KAYLEE:  Mommy!  How many hours until my birthday party?

HEATHER:  (Sighs.)  I don’t know, sweetie.  I don’t have a clock in here.

KAYLEE:  Ok.  When you get out can you tell me how many hours?

HEATHER:  Sure. 

KAYLEE:  I have to go potty.

HEATHER:  Ok.

(Toilet flushes.  HEATHER grimaces as water changes temperature.)

KAYLEE:  There was a piece of toilet paper in there.  Now I’m going to go potty.

HEATHER:  Ok.

KAYLEE, as she is doing her business:  Can you learn how to make a braid bun?  I really want to have a braid bun because they’re so pretty.  I think you make a braid and put it in a bun.  I’ve been playing Minecraft on Daddy’s computer.  I tried to play it on your computer but it wasn’t working, so now I’m playing it on Daddy’s computer.  I can’t wait until my birthday party because Keira’s going to be there.  I’ll probably say hi to the other kids, but I’ll mostly play with Keira.  I love going to Chuck E. Cheese.  I hope I get to see Chuck E.  I hope I get to get tickets from that wind machine thing.  I wonder why Minecraft isn’t working on your computer.

(Toilet flushes again.  Heather grimaces again.)

KAYLEE:  Mama!  The toilet’s clogged! 

HEATHER, sighing:  Ok.  Just leave it.  I’ll take care of it.

KAYLEE:  Ok!

(KAYLEE runs out of the room, turning off the lights as she goes.  The curtain closes as HEATHER sighs again, in the dark.)

THE END.

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