Writing until it becomes a play . . .

1. He walks down the street.

2. [HE walks downstage. The stage is a street]

3. [HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking.]

4. [HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking. HE stops.]

5. [HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking. HE stops. HE turns around. HE walks back the way he came.]

6. [HE walks onstage, upstage. HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking. HE stops. HE turns around. HE walks back the way he came.]

7. SHE (OFFSTAGE): Honey!
[HE walks onstage, upstage. HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking. HE stops. HE turns around. HE walks back the way he came.]

8. SHE (OFFSTAGE): Honey! Wait!
[HE walks onstage, upstage. HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking.]
SHE (OFFSTAGE): Honey! Come back! I’m sorry!
[HE stops. HE turns around. HE walks back the way he came.]

9. [The stage is dark. Sound of a door opening. A burst of light comes on from stageright. Sound of door slamming. Light goes out. It quickly reopens. Light comes back.]
SHE (OFFSTAGE): Honey! Wait!
[HE walks onstage, upstage. HE walks downstage. The stage is a street. HE turns stageleft and continues walking.]
SHE (OFFSTAGE): Honey! Come back! I’m sorry!
[HE stops. HE turns around. HE walks back the way he came. HE stops when he gets to the burst of light.]
SHE (OFFSTAGE): I’m sorry.
[HE walks offstage towards the light. Sound of a door closing. Light goes out.]

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