Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

The Curious Case Of Dr. Bifold

The Curious Case of Dr. Bifold By Mark Bate Performed by Mark Bate Introduced by Joe Camareno Produced by Eclectic Voices Literary Group Check out this episode!

October 26, 2018 · 1 Comment

Fake News: Statler and Waldorf Silent After Old Friend Goes Nuts

March’s Writers Challenge is to write Propaganda or Fake News. 100 to 500 word article using the Inverted pyramid Style of New article writing. It can be about anything you … Continue reading

March 23, 2018 · Leave a comment

The Precious Present

By Mark Bate Danny’s twelfth birthday was going really well until she had to kill a man in her kitchen. Ultimately, not the craziest thing that ever happened to her, … Continue reading

April 3, 2017 · 1 Comment


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

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

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

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

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

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

Grandma’s Discovery

This story was inspired by a photo from  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 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

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 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