Features Artist-in-Residence Published 30 April 2012

Thick Skull

A hundred word microplay on masculinity, virarchy and burgers.

Kicking K

A fast food table.

FATHER: &&& Get your homework out.
&&&
SON: In Uberburger?
&&&
FATHER: Too much mess at home trust me.

Son covers table with schoolwork. Father eats.

SON: Just don’t get sauce on it or something.
&&&
FATHER: They don’t care.
&&&
SON: Mr. Myers would.
&&&
FATHER: If he cut a mark ’cause of a little stain…

FATHER makes mark on schoolbook.

SON: Dad!
&&&
FATHER: I’ll come down and kick him shitless.
&&&
&&&
Tell him that. In assembly.
&&&
SON: I can’t can I.

Son concentrates on page.

SON: Mum OK?
&&&
FATHER: ‘Course. Fine.
&&&
&&&
Soon as she gets it into her thick skull she can’t tell me how to raise my son.
&&&
&&&
I love you boy.

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