A history lesson from the future

A short drama about how history repeats itself. 5 min read. The year 3000 A.D. A middle school history class TEACHER: Today I want to talk about borders. Believe it or not, for a brief period of human history, people actually used to block off enormous sections of land mass to prevent people from outside getting …

The Killer

the-killer

A short comedy about being assassinated. 8 min read. A man walks into his apartment to find another man sitting in his armchair, holding a gun. KILLER: I’ve been waiting for you. The man says nothing. KILLER: I’ve been really, really waiting for you. Seriously. Where have you been? MAN: What? KILLER: Where have you …

Dry Run® – because suicide is a decision you have to live with for the rest of your life

Suicide tester kit satire

Does your life seem to be out of control? Perhaps you have a mountain of debt that you just cannot overcome. Perhaps you are unbearably lonely. Maybe you feel that life has nothing good to offer you anymore. You may find that you are having troubling thoughts about taking your own life. You might even …

Brothel hopping with my mother-in-law

Brothel hopping © 2017 William A. McNeice, satire

Not so long ago, I, my wife and my mother-in-law went to a restaurant in the center of Wroclaw, Poland. We ate at an Indian restaurant where the dishes are bland enough to satisfy the German tourists, but which nevertheless, my wife believes is a good restaurant. I find this puzzling, because both my wife …

The most pointless beer run in the world

Communism, or at least the Polish brand of communism, was a centralized system where all decisions were made in Warsaw via Moscow. Maintaining such a monolithic system and ensuring all decisions were carried out as per the wishes of the Communist Party required more bureaucracy than had ever existed before in the history of the …