SORRY ABOUT THE POSTING-I'VE GIVEN UP TRYING TO CORRECT IT OR I SHALL BE OVER TIME.
So, madam, despite the fact that you and your husband were always waring and you had made threats on his life and as a consequence of his death the Insurance Money will make you a wealthy woman, you want me to believe that his death was acidental?
But he was suffocated in the marital bed.
That is yet to be coroborated by the Pathologist's evidence. Can you tell me what evidence you have to support your assertion that the relationship was violent.
We have several witnesses who state that they often heard the woman shrieking, screaming and shouting that she, one day would get what was her just desserts, even if she might kill him in the attempt.
I would have to say the noises that my client will admit she made; though
evidence of a physical assault, it would have been one that was likely to have resulted in serious bodily good.
Now; Come on my dear, out with it, you're not doing yourself any good by prevaricating. I know you're shy.
My husband could never saisfy me, so I suggested that we did something unusual He suggested "Cunning Linguists". I told him I was in no mood for Word Games. Then he
explained what it meant.
So we gave it a try. I got carried away and it was only when I got off, that I realised he was dead. You see Riga Mortis had set in. It had been a long session.
Excuse me sir for bursting into the Interview Room but I've got the pathologist's report. The findings are on Page 8 just above the Footnotes.
Right thank you Sergeant, if you two will excuse me, I'll just peruse this document.
OK madam you can go. The cause of death was not from suffocation.
Your late husband choked on an Auburn fur ball. So it was natural causes
Firstly...Edd...just make sure he hadn't already intended that as a title...just in case?
Lewd? Nah. But very funny. I like the set up, but don't love it. I'm thinking how much more in the moment it would be if someone came to her aid, thinking her screaming was her life been threatened...and then, the discovery he's dead. Just feels a bit laid back, when it could be a little more vital.
Do you remember at the end of Ghost Busters, one of the GBs shouts "I just love this town" and then the fantastic "Ghostbusters" song bursts into life.
Just imagine that I've just read the reviews, now I'm jumping up, punching the air and shouting "I just love this Forum"
Thanks to all of you'
On one of the general websites I post on, I wrote a tale called Big Sheila. To establish the vileness of one of the characters I had him say:
Look at the size of her arse, you'd have to cover her in talcum powder and shag the damp bits."
The Mods moved in and added to the Title-"Adult and swearing" (The kiss of death.) I did a minor rewrite and changed the title. (I suppose Big Sheila did sound a bit like a Phone Booth "Business Card".)
"Death by misadventure"- One of the formal decisions allowed to a British Coroners' Court. (Others include, Murder, Manslaughter, I dont know any more.)
Reminds me of this time last year when I was starting rehearsals for Educating Rita. I posted a question on an Amdram website about what the author, Willy Russell, might have meant by a particular line. When I checked my post it said
Educating Rita by -disallowed word- Russell
I laughed my socks off. I thought I was dealing with grown ups!
(By the way, in Britain 'willy' is a childish slang name for the penis)
Loved them - short, pithy and funny both. BRN - yours actually made me laugh out loud (bad in an old-fashioned office that doesn't like us wandering off onto 'that interweb thing' in office hours) and Scenedreamer, that's a nicely observed comment on the ridiculous games we all play in relationships!
But as an amdram actor luvvie, I'm always looking for something in the voices to give me an angle on age, social class, income, education etc etc etc and - dare I say it - I didn't get that in either piece. Could easily be written in, though.
Edd - if you Google, you'll see that your intended play could very well be entered for a BAFTA or an OSCAR or almost any other creative award as being in The Top 100 Fictional Works With The Title 'Death By Misadventure'!
Mind you - I'm sure there's leeway in a porn series about Miss Adventure...
"BRN - yours actually made me laugh out loud (bad in an old-fashioned office that doesn't like us wandering off onto 'that interweb thing' in office hours)"
I have to confess I still laugh at "Word Games" and one or two other bits.
"But as an amdram actor luvvie, I'm always looking for something in the voices to give me an angle on age, social class, income, education etc etc etc and - dare I say it - I didn't get that in either piece. Could easily be written in, though."
I am an ex-amdram actor luvvie. Where possible I try to give the actor room to add their element to their character as long as it is consistent with the play and the Play's ambience. They can often add dimensions that are not in the writing.
Also this is a very "Trans-Oceanic" Web-site so I try to avoid creating an overly "English feel".