Eclectic Voices

Fiction, Monologues, Plays & More

“The Things that make You Strange are the Things that make You Powerful” (Ben Platt)

By Taylor Ashbrook I had an epiphany recently. A ridiculous, splendid epiphany. I realized that Theater has been the single most influential element of my life. My parents were Theater … Continue reading

June 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

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

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 “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

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

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

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

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

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