Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

That Guy

By Sean Kozma I’m a smoker. I know, I know, I shouldn’t smoke. I’ve been wrestling with that one for a while. I’ve quit before, but have always wound up … Continue reading

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Shadowboxer

By Jason Britt (singing Fiona Apple’s  “Shadowboxer” in the dark… lights up on naked man, knuckles wrapped in bandages, blood in his hair, maybe high on some substance…singing) Yeah, I’m … Continue reading

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The Promise

by Jeff Folschinsky Do you believe that there are things out there, that are beyond our understanding? Like for instance that the universe itself is capable of being a living, … Continue reading

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Story Challenge: Time Travel

Our Monthly challenge! Please write a story/monologue/ about time travel. Max word count: 500 words. _________________ The Grass is Always Greener on the Other Side of the Timeline By Mark … Continue reading

June 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Our Writers Publish Things: Laura Lee Bahr

Our awesome cohort writer Laura Lee Bahr recently published her SECOND novel! Check out Laura reading an excerpt from the novel Long Form Religious Porn at the release party on April … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

In Their Own Voice: The Quest

The writers of Electic Voices have started a journey into the realm of audio – take a listen to our first recording of one of our own writers reading his … Continue reading

May 23, 2016 · Leave a comment

100 Word Challenge: Bibliomancy

Challenge of the Month: Bibliomancy–open a random book from your shelf, turn to any random page, and find the third word in the first sentence on that page. That is … Continue reading

April 12, 2016 · Leave a comment

100 Word Story Challenge: Prophecy, Doom, & Betrayal

For at least one person in history, the 15th of March turned out to be an inauspicious day. For this month’s blog challenge, write a 100-word story on prophecy, doom, … Continue reading

March 13, 2016 · 1 Comment

One Minute Play Challenge: Valentines

One Minute Play Challenge: Write a play with a Beginning, Middle and End that all happens in One Minute. Theme: Since next month is February the Theme will be Valentine’s Day. Doesn’t … Continue reading

February 15, 2016 · 1 Comment

100 Word Story Challenge: Science Fiction

Challenge of the month: write a 100 word (or less) science fiction story.   _____________________________________________________ Medical Officer Off Entry This is Med-lab, date 2046-02-25. Dr. Clarence Bender issuing vocal recording. … Continue reading

January 10, 2016 · 1 Comment

100 Word Story Challenge: Pagan Traditions

Challenge of the month: write 100 word fiction (or less) about a pagan tradition. Real or made-up, it doesn’t matter. ____________________________________________________ A Prayer to Black Friday Hear me, oh high … Continue reading

December 14, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Sting

Part of the Halloween Issue 2015 By Sean M. Kozma Jacob realized someone was knocking at the door to his apartment. It was hard to tell the difference between the … Continue reading

October 13, 2015 · 1 Comment

Little Joe Got Out

Part of the Halloween Issue 2015 By Taylor Ashbrook Mckaylah felt faint. Woozy. The candy corn, M&Ms, Mini Snickers and tiny Tootsie Rolls boiled and rumbled. She held very still, … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Ticking Of My Heart

Part of the Halloween Issue 2015 By Jeff Folschinsky  She could hear the ticking of the pocket watch. Like the unending heartbeat, it’s gears moved along, pulsating with life. Life … Continue reading

October 11, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Sparrow and the Raven

May Writing Challenge: Take life lesson that you’ve learned in your Adult Life and turn it into a Grim Style Fairly Tale. By Jeff Folschinsky The sparrow watched the raven flying … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · 1 Comment

Foul Bob

May Writing Challenge: Take life lesson that you’ve learned in your Adult Life and turn it into a Grim Style Fairly Tale. by Tyler Tanner Foul Bob woke up in a … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Dream Cobbler

May Writing Challenge: Take life lesson that you’ve learned in your Adult Life and turn it into a Grim Style Fairly Tale. by Mark Bate There once lived an old charlatan … Continue reading

May 17, 2015 · Leave a comment

Pink Bag of Poo

By Jeff Folschinsky I’ve been mugged three times this year, twice the year before, and twice the year before that. I don’t know why, I guess I’ve just got one … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · 2 Comments

The Limo Driver

a monologue by Sean M. Kozma Lights up on a LIMO DRIVER, dressed in a typical limo driver simple black tux. Yeah, I could tell you lots of crazy stories about being … Continue reading

May 3, 2015 · Leave a comment

Reset

Part of the April Writing Challenge. CLICK HERE to read the challenge (Chelsea chose picture C.) By Chelsea Sutton We can feel our breath bouncing back against the masks we’re … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

Dry Season

Part of the April Writing Challenge. CLICK HERE to read the challenge (Sean chose picture D.) By Sean M. Kozma Sarah pumped at the well tap in the middle of … Continue reading

April 21, 2015 · 1 Comment

The Best of My Love

Part of the March Writing Challenge: Pick a song that means something to you, then tell the story of the song. (The song that inspired this story is included at … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

I Wanna Be Loved

Part of the March Writing Challenge: Pick a song that means something to you, then tell the story of the song. (The song that inspired this story is included at … Continue reading

March 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

The “I Do” Kiss

a monologue by Taylor Ashbrook A woman with a cell phone. She’s reading a text at lights up. She is a wedding planner. Are you freaking kidding me!?! Crazy bitch! … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Tape

a monologue by Jason Britt Every so often, for one reason or another, you end up with tape on your bare skin. Tape. Tape. On your bare skin. Stuck there. How … Continue reading

March 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

NOTHING ELSE MATTERS (or CATEGORIZED LOVE)

Part of the February Writing Challenge: Write a love story for the thing you love the most. By Taylor Ashbrook She knows what True Love is. Lately, Myrtle finds herself … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 1 Comment

Bar Room Philosopher

Part of the February Writing Challenge: Write a love story for the thing you love the most. a monologue by Jeff Folschinsky There’s a cockroach walking across my table, and … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · 3 Comments

Universal Love

Part of the February Writing Challenge: Write a love story for the thing you love the most. by Sean M. Kozma The Universe was in love with itself. Leaving aside for … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Goodbye Moon

Part of the February Writing Challenge: Write a love story for the thing you love the most. By Chelsea Sutton The werewolf dreads that night once a month when she … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Love Story

Part of the February Writing Challenge: Write a love story for the thing you love the most. by Mark Bate She sat in my smoky neon-lit office wearing her usual … Continue reading

February 22, 2015 · Leave a comment

Show Up, Shut Up, and Wear Beige

a monologue by Tyler Tanner Upper middle class woman, forties to fifties, dressed to impress enters. With a smartphone or a clipboard. WOMAN Okay, so the center pieces will be arriving … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Affect

a monologue by Jason Britt No No No… … NO…No no. I don’t want to talk about him. Every time I start talking about him I just… I start to get … Continue reading

February 8, 2015 · 1 Comment

Out of Body

Part of January’s Writing Challenge:  You wake up, or gain consciousness, in a different body. What? How? Why? What do you do now?    By Sean M. Kozma Susan didn’t … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · Leave a comment

Fever

Part of January’s Writing Challenge:  You wake up, or gain consciousness, in a different body. What? How? Why? What do you do now?  A Monologue By Jeff Folschinsky Barfly I … Continue reading

January 28, 2015 · 1 Comment

Writing Advice from Writers

a note from Eclectic Voices Coordinator, Chelsea Sutton It’s a new year, and a lot of us are making resolutions to better ourselves – it’s easy to get lost in … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

LINE!

a monologue by Jeff Folschinsky ACTOR As I look back at my life. I realize that… that… Ah Jesus, I know this. No really I do. I did the whole … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · 2 Comments

My Body in Abstract

a monologue by Chelsea Sutton A woman has paid for a “confidence building” service so she can do a coal walk or “firewalk”.  *Note: some strong language ahead.* WOMAN My … Continue reading

January 12, 2015 · Leave a comment

The Day of Christmas

a poem by Jeff Folschinsky Part of the December writing challenge: It’s Christmas morning.  As you open your first gift, you are transported to an alternate- universe holiday celebration, in which … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · 1 Comment

Jingle Hell

a poem by Mark Bate Part of the December writing challenge:: It’s Christmas morning.  As you open your first gift, you are transported to an alternate- universe holiday celebration, in which … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Present

by Sean M. Kozma Part of the December writing challenge: It’s Christmas morning.  As you open your first gift, you are transported to an alternate- universe holiday celebration, in which you are … Continue reading

December 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

An Awkward Challenge & Happy Thanksgiving!

This week, a few of our writers took the challenge to write a monologue or story based on a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  (If you haven’t experienced that website, it can … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grandma’s Discovery

This story was inspired by a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  Click on the AWKARD to the left or on the link at the bottom to see the image. by Mark Bate … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Great Pumpkin is Finally Dead, Charlie Brown

This story was inspired by a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  Click on the AWKARD to the left or on the link at the bottom to see the image. a monologue by … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Lord Giveth

This story was inspired by a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  Click on the AWKARD to the left or on the link at the bottom to see the image. a monologue by … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Gingerbread Girl

This story was inspired by a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  Click on the AWKARD to the left or on the link at the bottom to see the image. a monologue by … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Grandpa’s Secret Recipe

This story was inspired by a photo from AwkwardFamilyPhotos.com.  Click on the AWKARD to the left or on the link at the bottom to see the image. by Tyler Tanner … Continue reading

November 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dad Kept the Shawl

by Taylor Ashbrook Digging through one of his father’s old trunks, Dennis sneezed. He rocked back on his heels for a moment, rubbing the tickle from his nose. It was … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Shadow of Kings: Act 1, Scenes 3 & 4

a new play by Tyler Tanner  CLICK HERE to read Act 1, Scene 1 & 2A CLICK HERE to read Act 1, Scene 2B A Note from Tyler:  This is … Continue reading

November 10, 2014 · Leave a comment

Black Dog

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Issue by Sean M. Kozma Sleep is for the weak. Sleep is for prey. So says the black dog who lives at the edge … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments

Scavenger

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Issue by Chelsea Sutton We starved that mouse until you could see its ribs stretching against its skin, one pointy little edge breaking through … Continue reading

October 27, 2014 · 2 Comments
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