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Sep 8, 2017

Jack And Jill Plays - Part 23 - A Small Cough




About Jack and Jill Plays:

This is a new thing I'm doing.  Posting a short play every day as long as I can.  This does not mean that I wrote this play today but I might have.  (My life is not always my own what with work and a 4 year old running around so maybe I wrote it today or maybe it was stockpiled in preparation for the days I can't get in writing.)  My goal is to do at least 100 of these or maybe more but probably 45 or 50 is the length of a full length play so even that would be good.  100 would be better.  300?  amazing.  500?  Does anyone want 500 of these plays?  Anyway, the goal is consecutive days.

The normal things about plays apply-- don't produce or reproduce this play without my permission.  I wrote it so I own it.  Etc.



A Small Cough
by Adam Szymkowicz


(JACK has a coughing fit.  It goes on for a while and then it stops.)

JILL
You should get that looked at.

JACK
Yeah.

JILL
Really.

JACK
I know.

JILL
You won't though, will you?

JACK
I might.

JILL
Don't you want to feel better?  Don't you want to be better?

JACK
Kind of.

JILL
Right?

JACK
Kind of.

JILL
Yeah.

(JACK coughs but not as much as before.)

JACK
I think I'm getting better.

JILL
I don't want to worry about you and me both.

JACK
Don't worry about anything.

JILL
I won't.

JACK
Good.  What are we fighting about?

JILL
We're not fighting.

JACK
Then let's have sex.

JILL
Okay.

(They look at each other.  They don't move.)


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