Playellas are Descent’s series of tiny plays for your new writing quick fix.
Mind the Gap by Katy Davies
Jeremy: This job. It’s not me. Maybe a cheese shop in Cornwall would be nice. Day in day out, barely see the light of day.
Recorded Tannoy: This is the (pause) 17:48
Jeremy: The cat has eaten all the bloody Whiskas. Better stop at the corner shop. Is two pouches a day too much? Eating me out of house and home. Maybe I’m over feeding.
Recorded Tannoy: South West trains service
Jeremy: Could do that passata and tortellini again that was quick. And easy
Recorded Tannoy: To (pause) Hounslow
Jeremy: Fry the onions and the garlic, careful not to burn them like last time. They just caught. Left a bitter taste.
Recorded Tannoy: Calling at (pause) Hounslow. The next stop is (pause) Hounslow.
Jeremy pauses, stares at the front page of the Evening Standard.
Jeremy: Media circus are at it again.
Recorded Tannoy: Please mind the gap
Jeremy: Steve, mate, hi. Yes still on for tomorrow. Curry Night. Mate, just getting off the train. I’ll call you… (yells out)
Jeremy slips and falls.
Passenger alarm sounds.
Recorded Tannoy: Can the guard contact the driver
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Illustration by Guy Warner.
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