I had to tell you, you parked beautifully. I know this note is weird, but today’s my Mom’s funeral and the caterer didn’t show and I hit a dog. I had to say something nice to someone or I would shrivel into a ball of sorrow and disappear.
Cynthia Franks is an award-winning playwright and fiction writer. She believes writing 50-word stories is the best practice for a writer and issues a 50-word story challenge each month on her website, franklywrite.com.
Composure best describes him, she thinks as she watches him dice tomatoes for his signature dish featured in tonight’s dinner service. The little bits of tomato are perfect cubes; never a cut finger. Her chef husband.
“Honey,” she smiles, “I have a bun in the oven.”
Chop, chop, chop, “Ouch!”
Cynthia is an award-winning playwright whose short play “Then…” was produced in New York and Russia. Her other plays include, “The Lighthouse,” and “Impromptu.” Her spec script “Brick by Brick” for the HBO series Deadwood placed 2nd at the Austin Film festival. Her monologues appear in several collections. After living in New York City for fifteen years, she has returned to her hometown in Michigan where she writes short stories and is working on a young adult novel titled “Dirt” and the series The Ridgeback Gang.