28 Plays Later: Challenge 17 (Bench)

Today we had to write a play without emotion, here is what I came up with.

Bench

Samantha Frost

17th February 2017

 

 

Characters

Woman

Man

 

 

Woman is sat on a park bench, it is a perfect temperature day, not to hot not too cold. She is sat, looking out at the park. A man enters.

 

Man:

Is anyone sitting here?

Woman:

Not currently, a young gentleman was sitting there previously but it appeared he received a phone call and he left. I don’t anticipate his return.

Man:

Would you be ok with me sitting?

Woman:

I am entirely indifferent to the situation, it doesn’t affect me either way.

Man:

I’ll choose to sit.

Woman:

Is there a social convention where we are in any way obligated to exchange pleasantries during this brief rest bit in our days.

Man:

I’m not entirely sure, I don’t hold very current with social conventions.

Woman:

Me either, I am indifferent to societies norms.

Man:

We have something in common it would appear

Woman:

Yes and no.

Man:

Indeed.

Woman:

I think if we in fact did have a society contract to exchange small talk that we have met the desired quota, through our discussion of whether indeed we needed to participate in the activity.

Man:

Is it possible that without our joint knowledge or explicit consent societal norms were simply part of our fabric, so we had to discuss something as to not make the situation unusual by others standards.

Woman:

I think we were simply discussing the parameters of our interaction for this brief moment.

Man:

On reflection, I believe your analysis of this situation to be accurate.

Woman:

Agreed. I am leaving know, I simply needed to sit down after a morning of standing.

Man:

Understandable.

Woman:

Goodbye

Man:

Goodbye.

 

END


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