Plays & Ten-Minute Dramas

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  • Seeking Shelter front cover

    Seeking Shelter

    When the vagrant Theresa is attacked by a gang of homeless men, Officer Rehm takes her to the police station for her own good. On learning the object of the attack, Theresa’s extraordinary amulet, Rehm calls in the merchant who sold it to her to have the piece verified. Despite the disturbing exchange that ensues, Rehm realizes one thing: whether he lets Theresa back out on the street or assigns her to a container for safety’s sake, the piece is too impressive to let her keep. When Theresa refuses to give it up, Hussain steps forward to assist, revealing prodigious powers of persuasion over Theresa that shed light on why the merchant calls her his best customer.

    17 pages. Available at in Kindle form.

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  • Footwork front cover


    Tyler, Chuntao, and their two children live with Tyler’s 96-year-old father to save the old man the expense of an assisted living facility. One afternoon in late December, Chuntao realizes their son’s school program is not the following evening, as she had thought, but that evening. She must finish his costume. She asks Tyler to help out by taking over one of her regular tasks, cutting his father’s toenails. Tyler returns from the unusual assignment irritated. His father’s feet have upset him.

    18 pages. Available at in Kindle form.

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  • The Way Out front cover

    The Way Out

    Years after destroying the family business and disappearing, Bobby coaxes his sister into financing his new start. Elated at her unexpected appointment as CIO, Allison pours heart and soul into the venture. While she rejoices in her bright new life, Bobby stages one final maneuver to pull it all apart again and get away, this time, for good.

    104 pages. Available at in Kindle and paperback form.

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  • Ajax Is Carried Away front cover

    Ajax Is Carried Away

    When a scheme to bust him is exposed, local drug lord Phil unaccountably targets eight-year-old Ajax to teach everyone a lesson. He just has to catch the kid. Neighbors Tommy and Vance are mustered into service when Ajax’s mother calls to implore them to look after Ajax until she returns home from the hospital. When Vance informs Tommy that Phil is the one who put her there, their mission to look after the boy gets serious, but they must find him as well. Meanwhile, with his mom gone again, Ajax has struck out on his own to march in the Memorial Day parade so he can go to music camp and get hot lunches all summer long.

    90 pages. Available at in Kindle and paperback form.

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  • KKK front cover


    As soon as Kitty Bruce, 91, moves in with Chester MacFarlane, 89, Chester informs her they have six months to get up to Longwood, an expensive assisted-living community. But Kitty is not ready to move again; her undies are still in Tupperware, she’s wearing the wrong color stockings because she can’t find her navy ones, and she can’t afford Longwood anyway if she continues to support her 55-year-old daughter, and she insists on doing that. Chester tries talking sense to her and gets a glimpse into a strange family dependency that, on second glance, look downright unsavory.

    160 pages. Cover art by Vicki Guy. Available at in Kindle and paperback form.

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