SHORT PLAY 45
(An average office building)
Worker – (cheerfully to coworker) Hey, want to head down to the docks tonight and grab a drink with the team?
Coworker – What docks?
Worker – (puzzled) You know…the docks. The old…pier?
Coworker – (quizzically) There’s no pier…
Worker – (really puzzled) Really…not a…wharf or anything? I could have sworn…
Coworker – Maybe they’re hidden behind the hundreds of miles of prairie as far as the eye can see. You’re probably thinking of the old barn.
Worker – Then that mermaid I slept with…
Coworker – (finishing the sentence) … was a goat.
Worker – (horrified) Oh god! I feel dirty.
Coworker – That’s what happens when you sleep with a goat.
Worker – (runs off crying)
(Later down at the docks...)
Random Drunk Team Member 1 – (swirling his drink) I’m shure gladd Worker didn’ come. That guy ish a giant loser.
Random Drunk Team Member 2 – (staggering up to the bar) Plush he shmells like fish. (hiccups)
Now Drunken Coworker – (polishes off her drink) Yur tellin’ me.
Rest of the Team – (as a group) Tequila shots!!!
Mermaid – (feels rejected)
you liked this, then you're as messed up as I am.
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