Sunday, June 24, 2012

Six Sentence Sunday: Con-Eire

Thanks, Linda Parsons.
The blog has moved: this is the last post that will be here apart from a housekeeping kind of post tomorrow. Everything's been moved over to the website for your ease and comfort. We'll play over there from now on.

It's Six Sentence Sunday again: they're going to be wrapping things up come January. It's a lot of work to coordinate something that keeps growing in leaps and bounds. I'm grateful for the new readers it brought me.

This week I offer a few sentences from my play Con-Eire which gives a behind-the-scenes glimpse at the workings of a spec fic convention. Having helped with quite a few of them, I have seen the enormous effort that goes into running them and the often capricious behaviour of 'big names' who have forgotten the fact that the people who run these are not paid and work only for the love of the stories, art, programmes and films that they love.

We catch up with the various members of the Con Com after news that their guest of honour, Very Famous Writer, has threatened to pull out because he discovered that the artist GoH is Very Famous Artist, with whom he has "history" as they say. But the complications multiply: we had a staged reading of this at Trinoc*coN which was a hoot, if I do say so myself. It was helped mightily by a very game cast and a whole lot of giggles.

 
MAEVE
Well, everything’s very hush hush—which is to say, nobody is too sure—but Minor Writer claimed that Very Famous Artist may be delving into her past for the next romance.
CONNOR
I feel like we need a scorecard.
DECLAN
Artists have to be free!
CONNOR
They always say that, but none of them gets anything done unless somebody else is taking care of the bills.
DEIRDRE
ANYway—
MAEVE
Well, that’s all I know: Someone from the past...
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5 comments:

Sara Walter Ellwood / Cera duBois said...

Interesting six!

Elaine Cantrell said...

Interesting. Nice six.

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks, Sara and Elaine! I appreciate your stopping by.

Eleri Stone said...

Too funny. Lot's of personality in that bit of dialogue.

K. A. Laity said...

Thanks so much, Eleri! I do love writing dialogue. :-)