Yet another idea I’d had at the top of the Challenge, Conception was always going to be between two sperm and an ovum. A recent news report on NPR about vice-presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s backing of a bill that would classify zygotes as persons led the play to take on a whole new dimension. Clearly, I kind of think that deeming a single-cell as a fully-righted human being is bullshit. Also pre-conception conception in Arizona would be extremely humorous if it weren’t so utterly senseless.
At any rate, this one here’s a comedy, and certainly has its moments. Took a longer turn than I expected, as did the ending rounding up. A little research at the tail of it yielded the possibility, although the unlikelihood of it (I think writers thrive in low probability fields). Regardless, I think it all tied up together nicely at the end. Also, completed at 3 in the morning at a Blackjack table in downtown Las Vegas, so there’s that to boot.
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Here it is folks, three days in the making – I’m sure you’re at the edge of your seat, waiting in anticipation. Today’s post is the combination of the last three days of work, prompted initially after 31 Plays in 31 Days Prompt for August 14th, #2 – the line’s in there somewhere, though it didn’t get inserted until day two.
At any rate, Infidelity in Devotion is about a woman who is having trouble conceiving with her husband and ends up turning to a friend to assist in the conception. The rest of the play deals with the consequences of those actions and the fallout. Fairly straight-forward and without any out-of-left-field plot twists, the characters sort of spoke for themselves here: saying what they wanted to say instead of my going – “and then they say this!”
It was very fluid on my end, is what I’m trying to say; I hope it’s as fluid reading.
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