A drama scene taken from the one-act play script Little Fish about a married couple coping with the evaporation of people touching a backyard fence.
BRYAN: Anything can happen at any moment.
DELILAH: That’s true.
BRYAN: But nothing ever does.
BRYAN: No…a ballet that leads to nowhere.
DELILAH: Are you having fun with me?
BRYAN: I’m being serious.
DELILAH: Can’t you be serious on your own time?
BRYAN: I’m sorry, dear. Forgive me.
DELILAH looks out window.
DELILAH: Gotta get that fence fixed.
BRYAN: It’s always broken.
DELILAH: I knew that girl…the little blond one from around the corner, always making lemonade—
BRYAN: It was her?
BRYAN: Thought she would have made it.
DELILAH: As did I.
BRYAN: We can never be sure who gets through.
DELILAH: So sad. She was remarkable.
BRYAN: Ah, that she was.
DELILAH: There is always going to be brief glimpses of light…nothing further.
BRYAN: One must hope.
DELILAH: Hope is for suckers.
BRYAN: Now, now…we can’t buy into that way of thinking.
DELILAH: It’s all we’ve ever known.
BRYAN: This happens to you every so often.
DELILAH: I really thought she was gonna make it through.
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In the one act eplay Little Fish, Bryan and his wife Delilah undergo another typical day within their kitchen quarters. 1 Woman, 1 Man. Seriocomedy.