Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  David Seaburn, iCarolyn Matherne, iPhyllis Jean Green, iSandi Schraut, iMark Vogel, ijude forese, iJ.-F. Bouchard, i

  Home > Play/Screenplay > Stories
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Alan Abrams

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Articles
· Poetry
· Stories
· 72 Titles
· 146 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Sep, 2010

Alan Abrams, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Stealing from Bandits
by Al Moe

The inside action of a major Nevada Casino and its workers are detailed in this novel...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
spheres of an unseen world
by sandrea mosses

Is part auto-biography, part a spiritual journey. It is crammed full of different peoples experiences and stories, these are used to explore many different subject areas..  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Share    Print  Save   Become a Fan

Limits of Disturbance
By Alan Abrams
Saturday, September 18, 2010

Rated "G" by the Author.

Share this with your friends on FaceBook

An excerpt from the screenplay in progress, about (in the words of his defense attorney) "a nice young man who made some bad decisions"


TERRY is slumped on his couch, stocking feet on a rough wood cable spool that serves as a coffee table.  From the TV (in the foreground), we hear, "Don't die, Blondie, I'll get you water. Stay there. Don't move, I'll get you water. Don't die until later..."  He examines LISA's card; then flips the card on the table.  Then, he leans forward and starts to put on his shoes.



DRUMMING is heard in the distance.  TERRY is walking down the street.  He approaches a group of drummers under and around a gazebo in the park.

He sees LISA near the center of the group.  She is playing frenetically, trading riffs with the TALL DRUMMER--a striking looking older man.  They smile and say inaudible things to each other; the other drummers look on and follow them.

TERRY pauses at the fringe and watches.  The rhthym grows even more intense.  He begins to move closer.  LISA, fixed on the TALL DRUMMER, does not notice him. 

Then, TERRY turns and walks away.  LISA, while continuing to drum, finally notices him and calls out, but her voice cannot be heard above the din.  LISA then turns back, never missing a beat.

TERRY walks back the way he came,  head down, and hands in his pockets.


more at :



       Web Site: The Careless Perfection of Nature

Want to review or comment on this short story?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Behind the Mask: the Mystique of Surgery and the Surgeons Who Perform by David Gelber

A look into the world of surgery, the thought processes of a busy surgeon caring for the sick and injured...  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

The American Poet Who Went Home Again by Aberjhani

Expands beyond the safety of pages bound by predictability to explore and often confirm exciting creative possibilities. A shimmering collage of memoir, creative nonfiction, litera..  
Featured BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.