Here is a micro-play I wrote a while back.

POTTED PLANTS-OR SAY SOMETHING IF YOU SEE SOMETHING

CHARACTERS
Mabel-a little old lady
June-Mabel’s neighbor, entering middle age

LOCATION
A neat little garden in front of a semi-detached townhouse.

TIME
A lovely summers day

JUNE
Your roses are beautiful

MABEL
So they are. I never believed in false modesty, but I can certainly say a nice thank you. Thank you.

JUNE
What is your secret?

MABEL
Kill your husband and bury him in the garden.

JUNE
Ha, ha, you are funny.

MABEL
Yes, funny how Frank makes such good fertilizer.

JUNE
Com’on Mabel

MABEL
You are right…

JUNE
Yeah, not even in your dreams

MABEL
Speaking of dreams, I dreamed last night that Frank went to Pakistan

JUNE
What for?

MABEL
He wanted to get one of them Pashtun outfits, you know the long shirt and the baggy pants, and grow a beard.

JUNE
And then?

MABEL
Well, he went off and joined the Taleban.

JUNE
Wow. Where is Frank anyway?

MABEL
He went out of town.

JUNE
But Frank never goes anywhere.

MABEL
Well, he’s gone now.

JUNE
That is strange.

MABEL
Oh well, gotta go.

JUNE
Go where Mabel? Something the matter?

MABEL
At my age? no.

JUNE
You are being evasive. Its Frank, isn’t it? Where is he?

MABEL
I told you. He is fertilizer.

JUNE
More like a fertilizer bomb.

MABEL
No, just for the roses.

JUNE
He grew a beard you said.

MABEL
In my dream.

JUNE
What? you were in on it, it was your dream too? eh! death to America. Your dream. Our biggest nightmare.

MABEL
Frank is buried in the garden.

JUNE
You mean he will be in the garden of paradise with a hundred virgins.

MABEL
You are crazy.

JUNE
Not as crazy as you. You freedom hater you. (she whips out her cell phone and punches 911)
Hello, Homeland Security. I saw something and want to say something. A woman just helped her husband go to Pakistan and become a terrorist.

MABEL
I keep telling you, I killed Frank and buried him in the rosebed. (June ignores her and continues to talk into the phone in a whisper) Hey! listen to me. I killed my husband and buried…

(CURTAIN as Rose and Mabel go on repeating their dialogue and action)

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Potted Plants or Say Something if you See Something by https://blog.shashwati.com/2008/06/22/potted-plants/ is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 United States License. In plain English, this means that you can use this work, but you must credit the author, and you can’t use it for commercial gain, unless you get in touch and make other arrangements.