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“A Letter to the Watertown Community Players” by Ryan Napier

After much consideration, after several soul-searching days and sleepless nights, I have decided to accept the role of Polonius in the Watertown Community Players production of Hamlet. I assume the role is still mine, despite the little incident after my audition. I have been reading the play almost ceaselessly. I have many ideas. § Act… Continue reading “A Letter to the Watertown Community Players” by Ryan Napier

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“What Would John the Evangelist Do?” by Thomas Israel Hopkins

“The seven techniques of successful bodhisattvas,” she said. “What would Siddhartha barbecue?” I said. Eleanor Eames, two months before she dumped me for my failures, she and I were in a hotel, a real fleabag joint in upstate New York. We were there for the wedding of a friend of hers from the prestigious publishing… Continue reading “What Would John the Evangelist Do?” by Thomas Israel Hopkins

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“Punchy the Clown Came to Visit” by Allie Marini Batts

There was a gun involved. There was also the issue of an unreturned helium tank, a Chihuahua named Buster, a Cadillac with the front grill crushed in, and sixteen missing pizzas. For Punchy, none of those things were as weird as they should have been, except maybe the gun. That was something new. Every birthday… Continue reading “Punchy the Clown Came to Visit” by Allie Marini Batts