Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

Surviving a Double Fantasy

By Taylor Ashbrook A woman in her fifties sits alone at a bar. She wears mismatched, unkempt clothes, as though she didn’t pay attention when she put them on a … Continue reading

April 24, 2017 · Leave a comment

Broken

BROKEN by Jeff Folschinsky SETTING: Inside a cemetery next to a single tombstone. There is a bench located next to a grave. AT RISE: It’s a cool fall afternoon. JEANNIE … Continue reading

February 28, 2017 · 1 Comment

Party City

Part of our annual Halloween issue. Read at the 2016 Lit Crawl. by Niki Blumberg Location: Early Halloween morning. A Party City store in Tilden, New Hampshire. Every Halloween begins … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

DMV

Part of the annual Halloween issue. Read at the 2016 Lit Crawl. by Mark Bate Ah, coffee, the great elixir of the afterlife. I just can’t seem to start my … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

August 16, 2016 · Leave a comment

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

August 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

The Exorcist

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Issue a monologue by Mark Bate PRIEST Hey, how are you? I CAST YOU OUT! Sorry, got excited. Getting ahead of myself again. First … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Age of Reason

By Niki Blumberg WRITER’S NOTE: “(pause)” – unless otherwise noted – represents Randy, the unseen character, speaking. Pauses can vary in length, depending on Randy’s response, as decided by the director/actor. … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · Leave a comment

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a monologue by Ken Patton A woman, standing in an impossibly fluffy and frilly bridesmaid dress, faces the audience, at a slight angle, as she holds a bouquet. She has … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

It Simply Was…

a monologue by Jeff Folschinsky Wedding Guest “Why don’t we just fuck, and get it out of our system.” I just stood there shocked on how seamlessly that phrase just … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Real Thing

a monologue by Chelsea Sutton A young caterer slumps in a chair, a dirty wrinkled apron tied around her waist, the clothes peppered in flour and splashes of different sauces … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · 3 Comments

Writer’s Block

a monologue by Mark Bate WRITER Why? Why is this happening? I don’t understand why I’m having problems with my writing. I’m finishing folding the laundry now, honey! Writing should … Continue reading

May 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

Well Said

a monologue by Taylor Ashbrook Listen to the monologue performed by Ann Simmons: A woman, no particular age, no particular anything, has apparently been trying to make a point and … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · Leave a comment

The New Pilgrims

a monologue by Niki Blumberg Listen to the monologue performed by Taylor Ashbrook: SETTING: a small town in Southern Baja California. WRITER’S NOTE “(pause)” represents Carla, the unseen character, speaking. … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment

The Reluctant Satanist

a monologue by Tyler Tanner Listen to the monologue performed by Sean M. Kozma here: Lights up. An acolyte, can be either a man or a woman, sits cross legged … Continue reading

March 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Theory of Silence: Fred

In June 2012, Eclectic Voices produced a completely original monologue play: The Theory of Silence, Details on a Disappearance. It grew out of a writing exercise surrounding the idea of … Continue reading

February 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Theory of Silence: Lily

In June 2012, Eclectic Voices produced a completely original monologue play: The Theory of Silence, Details on a Disappearance. It grew out of a writing exercise surrounding the idea of … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 2 Comments

Random Act Of Randomness

a monologue by Jeff Folschinsky Listen to the monologue performed by Tyler Tanner here: I’ve been thinking about death lately. Mostly because of what happened to my Aunt Jenny. I … Continue reading

February 10, 2014 · 1 Comment

Just the Three of Us

a monologue by Ken Patton A lone, square or rectangular café table sits onstage. Four chairs surround the table, and our actor, MALE, mid-30’s or older, sits at the chair … Continue reading

January 27, 2014 · 1 Comment

Theory of Silence: Detective Fleming

In June 2012, Eclectic Voices produced a completely original monologue play: The Theory of Silence, Details on a Disappearance.  It grew out of a writing exercise surrounding the idea of … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Some Small Change

a monologue by Mark Bate Capt. David Heffner: I’m David Heffner. Nice to meet you. No, haven’t been Captain Heffner in quite some time. Come on in and have a … Continue reading

January 13, 2014 · 1 Comment

Comet, the Best of the Reindeer

Part of the Eclectic Voices Holiday Issue a monologue by Laura Lee Bahr If you ever were wondering about which of the reindeer was the best, I’ll give you a … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Vixen’s Vexation

Part of the Eclectic Voices Holiday Issue a monologue by Jeff Folschinsky My name is Bob, not Vixen, Bob damn it, and if you know what’s good for you, you won’t … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

Rudolph Explains

Part of the Eclectic Voices Holiday Issue a monologue by Tyler Tanner RUDOLPH: I don’t know what happened. I really don’t. Sure it was stormy. But look (Nose glows) It’s not … Continue reading

December 16, 2013 · 3 Comments

Dancer! The Reindeer Monologue

Part of the Eclectic Voices Holiday Issue a monologue by Ken Patton A single Director’s chair sits onstage. The actor, MALE, age open, mimics finding the right ‘space’ on the … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

Cupid, the Reindeer

Part of the Eclectic Voices Holiday Issue a monologue by Questa Gleason CUPID: Hi, I’m Cupid. No, not the fucking little fairy that goes around piercing people in the heart … Continue reading

December 2, 2013 · 3 Comments

The Trials And Tribulations Of One Mrs. Claus

Part of the Eclectic Voices Holiday Issue a monologue by Mark Bate Between you and me, Wikipedia describes an arranged marriage as: “a type of marital union where the bride … Continue reading

November 30, 2013 · 1 Comment

The Dolphin Trainer

a monologue by Mark Bate DOLPHIN TRAINER: My name is Kenny. I train dolphins. I should have been an accountant. Aquamazing Land pays me money to teach dolphins to jump … Continue reading

November 4, 2013 · 4 Comments

The Second Half

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Edition a monologue by Mark Bate Coach: Alright… I’m only gonna to say this one… more… time. Vampires are not, I re-peat, NOT invincible. … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 3 Comments

Magic Necro

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Edition a monologue by Sean M. Kozma A rather normal looking male, appearing somewhere in his mid-twenties to mid-thirties, dressed casually, stands center stage. … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · 7 Comments

On the Porch

Part of Eclectic Voices’ Halloween Edition a monologue by Tyler Tanner A frowning old man sitting in a chair with a shotgun next to a smashed pumpkin. OLD MAN: Well … Continue reading

October 6, 2013 · 3 Comments

Cubby

a monologue by Ken Patton Lights come up on the actor, sitting cross legged on the edge of a bed… The Actor, who can be male or female, is portraying … Continue reading

September 22, 2013 · 3 Comments

Extra Ordinary Day

a monologue by Taylor Ashbrook Angela is middle-aged and obviously very conservative. In fact, she looks the way you’d imagine an “old maid” to look: shy, no make up, glasses, … Continue reading

August 11, 2013 · Leave a comment

A Life

a monologue by Tyler Tanner A man stands center stage and very rigid. Only his eyes and his mouth move MAN: Alight, alright. Keep it moving. Keep it moving. Give … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 4 Comments

That Room

a monologue by Sean M. Kozma AUTHOR’S NOTE:  Although this monologue is ostensibly written for a male actor, it is deliberately written with no reference to the performer’s gender, and … Continue reading

July 1, 2013 · 1 Comment