Updating: A Play in One Act
Int. Bar. Night.
Reader A (to self, cradling beer): I knew he couldn’t keep it up. (sip) Pitiful really. I expected at least a new post every month. (sip)
Enter Reader B.
Reader B (to nobody in particular): Beer me! (waits, then sits next to Reader A) Why so sad, Reader?
Reader A: Oh Reader! How long must it be before he posts again?!?! Long have a waited!
Reader B (sips beer that has appeared): Indeed. I too was convinced that he would update the blog more often. What could be holding him up?
Reader A: Truth! He has no paper for which he must labor many hours, nor does he have a coming talk or speech.
Bar door opens. Enter Author.
Reader B (quietly to Reader A): Soft! He comes.
Author sits at bar.
Author (to someone): Cider please. (turns to Readers)
Readers (together): WHERE’S THE BLOGPOST!?!?!
Author (taken aback): The Blog- Oh, you mean on Quidquid! (pauses to sip the suddenly appeared cider). Sorry, I’ve been busy.
Readers (together again): WITH WHAT?
Author: Oh, you know. A series on Christian Masculinity through Catholic Exchange. Preparing my talk on Warren H. Carroll’s Historiography for publication at the Society of Catholic Social Scientists. Oh, and I HAVE an article. It’s almost ready, in the last stages of editing. (sips) Oh, and my wife is pregnant with our third child. So that’s new.
Reader A: So you haven’t abandoned the blog?
Author: No. And besides, its only been a couple months.
Readers: THANK GOODNESS! CHEERS!