Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

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

We’re Back & A Special Thank You

A Note from Eclectic Voices Coordinator Chelsea Sutton As you may or may not have noticed, Eclectic Voices took a little hiatus in August and September – we finished out … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 2 Comments

Do You Love Me?

Part of the Eclectic Voices Halloween Issue By Jeff Folschinsky   “Do you love me?” It was a question that had been asked many times. but this year Christy had … Continue reading

October 20, 2014 · 1 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

First Ever Eclectic Voices Reading Festival is Here!

The Eclectic Voices Writers Group has been toiling away all year long, and now the time has come – the first ever Eclectic Voices Reading Festival has arrived! Featuring readings … Continue reading

July 28, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

The Shadow of Kings: Act 1, Scene 2b

a new play by Tyler Tanner  A Note from Tyler:  This is the first full length play that I wrote, so be gentle. The dialogue is admittedly heightened and still … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 7 Comments

PART TWO: Turning Around

by Taylor Ashbrook John waited. Let Tommy try to do it alone. But the rocks, though smooth and mostly flat, were put together like a rough mosaic. There were deep … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · Leave a comment

PART ONE: Stepping to the Edge

by Taylor Ashbrook Carla stood on the rocks. Her long strawberry hair was pulled up in a swirl of curls on top of her head, early streaks of gray shining … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Shadow of Kings: Act 1, Scene 1 & 2A

a new play by Tyler Tanner  A Note from Tyler:  This is the first full length play that I wrote, so be gentle. The dialogue is admittedly heightened and still … Continue reading

June 30, 2014 · Leave a comment

Nine Questions With: Eclectic Voices Writer Chelsea Sutton

Here at Eclectic Voices, we are just as interested in the behind-the-scenes madness of creative minds as we are in the final product. So, we decided to offer you some juicy … Continue reading

June 15, 2014 · 1 Comment

26

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

The Evolution of Voice: We Are What We Pretend To Be

I recently turned 29 and created that obligatory “30 Things To Do Before Turning 30” list. I’m not going to post it publically, since it would probably be more embarrassing … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 5 Comments

Excerpt from LAZARUS

by Sean M. Kozma The following is a excerpt from Sean M. Kozma’s work-in-progress novel Lazarus.  Feedback is welcomed!       Prologue My name is Lazarus and I was … Continue reading

June 1, 2014 · 3 Comments

Nine Questions with: Eclectic Voices Writer Jeff Folschinsky

Here at Eclectic Voices, we are just as interested in the behind-the-scenes madness of creative minds as we are in the final product. So, we decided to offer you some … Continue reading

May 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

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

The Weight of Words: FINAL Part 13

a play by Laura Lee Bahr (CLICK HERE to read The Weight of Words: Part 1) (CLICK HERE to read The Weight of Words: Part 2) (CLICK HERE to read … Continue reading

April 21, 2014 · 1 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 Weight of Words: Part 12

a play by Laura Lee Bahr (CLICK HERE to read The Weight of Words: Part 1) (CLICK HERE to read The Weight of Words: Part 2) (CLICK HERE to read … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

New Monologue Show: The Big Day!

We’re doing another monologue show!  Over the last couple years, Eclectic Voices has produced several monologue shows,Funny How Things Work Out, Abstract Concepts, Signs from the Universe, All Over Again and The Theory … Continue reading

April 6, 2014 · 1 Comment