It’s a lot harder than it looks

It’s been a long time since I last wrote in full sentences. Even sure I remember how, I am not.

Of course, occasionally there are incidents that are nigh impossible to fit into the usual three-panel format, so perhaps a compromise is called for? Perhaps not, but I have nonetheless decided to bow to the mounting pressure+ and make an exception++

By Request
A play in three acts by K.N. Pepper

Act I

Scene: A doorway

SHE (casually) So – would you like to come in for some tea?
HE: Uh – sure. Why not?

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Act II

Scene: A lounge. HE and SHE are sitting on a couch, each holding a cup

SHE: How is your tea?
HE: It’s good.

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Act III

Scene: A bedroom

SHE (vaguely incredulous): So how exactly did we end up here, naked?
HE: It was really good tea. Again?

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Needless to say, I am not a gentleman+++. Hur hur hur.

+ Happy now? You all know who you are!
++ Although to be honest, it isn’t exactly a massive departure from the cartoon, is it?
+++ Especially since this may be a work of fiction

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33 thoughts on “It’s a lot harder than it looks

  1. Please get the name of that tea. I am definitely going to get me some of that stuff… then watchout next innocent visitor … she says nefariously twirling her imaginary moustaches. Ok I believe you, but it would be more believable if there was music and alcohol involved.

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  2. Short play, nudity, happy ending – what’s there not to like.
    Was there an interval and then a bell indicating “next round”? Did it pull a big crowd? Is this the dress rehearsal for bigger things to come? What are you going to call it?
    Fiddle on the roof?

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  3. martin: I can imagine.
    shebee: You have a fictional ass? Now that’s a story I’d like to hear.
    dolce: Naturally. If real this was, then ask I will.
    betenoir: Only if I must.
    charmskool: Perhaps, but then the Lipton sponsorship would go straight out the window.
    anicker: I may need to polish it somewhat before I try to handle bigger things.

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  4. daisyfae: Stick figure erotica? I don’t see why not.

    stef: I’ll give you three to one against.

    bee: SLUT? Oh come on! Everyone’s been jumping on the erotica bandwagon, but I’m the slut? Pffft!

    uncle keith: I would recommend Twinings.

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  5. I stand in awe. I never thought anyone could manage to put such a sexy spin on something so humble as tea. Makes one wonder if the Brits know something we don’t – “fancy a cuppa?” will never sound quite the same 😉

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  6. stop the presses – there’s no reason you can’t take this script and use it with your standard frames! call it “in a parallel universe”. it works! i swear, it WORKS!!!

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  7. stef: *snort*
    the tart: Bottoms up!
    parenthesis: I believe Earl Grey died of exhaustion.
    daisy: I was hoping nobody would notice that.
    mandy: I would’ve thought oolong tea would be more appropriate :mrgreen:
    peas: Oh hush! Nobody said anything at all about sex. You need to think outside the box.

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  8. Are the (amateur) rights for the play available?
    How much are they per performance?
    I’m interested to direct it.

    Watch the community theatres near you …

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  9. crutch: I’ll send you the necessary paperwork. I’m sure I have a spare toilet roll around here somewhere…

    ~m: It used to be a four act play, but we had to trim it for pace.

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