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Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

Nine Questions with: Eclectic Voices Writer Taylor Ashbrook

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

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weight of Words: Part 11

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

March 24, 2014 · Leave a comment

The Weight of Words: Part 10

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

March 9, 2014 · Leave a 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