A Thousand Miles In Eight Days: A Play At Sea in Three Acts. Act Two.

If you missed Act 1 and/or need the rundown of the characters: https://backstepsforward.com/2020/07/28/a-thousand-miles-in-eight-days-a-play-at-sea-in-three-acts-act-one/ ACT 2 2am CHICKEN. Scene 1. 01:40am. Natty scrambles up from below the deck. Squints in the dark at the choppy waves, still about 4 feet tall. The waves are, not Natty.   NATTY (to no one in particular): Well, at least seems […]

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A Thousand Miles In Eight Days: A Play At Sea In Three Acts. ACT ONE.

Setting: A tall ship (clipper schooner) in the Atlantic Ocean making a voyage from Jacksonville, FL to Boston, MA. Cast of characters: Natty (first-season deckhand, main protagonist, sometimes antagonizes out of boredom) Christian (second-season deckhand, frugal with words, kind with animals, has occasional luck with jokes) Tobey (deckhand, extremely knowledgeable on knots, splicing, and sailing […]

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Norway: part 1 (but not quite)

I’ll start in the middle. It’s the middle of 2018, and the middle of a sunny, hot day. Too hot for Norway, even in the summer. Global warming my ass (and all the other body parts). We are in the mountains, not in the middle of Norway. More like South-West of Norway. Flying, hauling, wheezing […]

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