Creative Control

Miscellaneous Mental Musings of an Emerging Artist

Three Uses of The Property.

Mamet_House

A SHORT FICTIONAL CONVERSATION INSPIRED BY THE NEWS THAT PULITZER PRIZE-WINNING PLAYWRIGHT DAVID MAMET HAS LISTED HIS VERMONT FARMHOUSE FOR SALE.

“This is a house. It is a house for Men. Yes. Sometimes…but wait, listen to me. Sometimes a house? Is nothing more than a fucking house, John. But John sometimes a house is a, and excuse me for putting it this way, but sometimes a house is a…”
“A woman?”
“Yes. Sometimes a house is a Woman.”
“A woman.”
“Stay with me here.”
“I’m with you.”
“Listen–”
“–I said I’m with you, Bob.”

(Pause.)

“My name isn’t Bob, John.”
“Oh. No?”
“No.”
“I just assumed it was.”
“That’s–”
“–I just assumed your name was Bob.”
“That is not unreasonable, John. (Pause.) But fuck. What were we talking about?”
“A woman.”
“Yes. No. A house. Sometimes a house is like a Woman.”
“Because…”

(Pause.)

“I forget.”
“They both–”
“–wait I remember. They both make for nice scenery in the Important Story that is the lives of Men.”
“Which we are.”
“Yes, John. Absolutely fucking yes we are Men. And this is a house for Men.”
“Sold. I am sold, Bob.”

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Information

This entry was posted on May 17, 2016 by in Uncategorized.
%d bloggers like this: