Her monologue wasn’t entirely over but the audience bolted up, applauding. The standing ovation was caused by an old Jewish couple who had to get to St. Luke’s. Their daughter had delivered their grandchild, a boy, prematurely.


The actress later told friends, they were rude, just walked out.

Robert Vaughan’s plays have been produced in N.Y.C., L.A., S.F., and Milwaukee where he resides. He leads two writing roundtables for Redbird-Redoak Studio. His prose and poetry is published or forthcoming in over 75 literary journals. He was interviewed about Flash Fiction by WUWM’s Lake Effect. His work is included in the 6S Mind Games anthology. He is a fiction editor at jmww, a flash editor at Thunderclap! His blog:

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6 Responses to Rude

  1. Jeffrey says:

    Brilliant, as always Robert. I liked the way you divided the three paragraphs; you nailed it with that final sentence.

  2. Danielle Storm says:

    Wow, this one just made my heart drop. So much packed into this little wallop!

  3. Cynthia says:

    Thanks for the link on your FB page, Robert. Fantastic tome once again.

  4. Andrea + Ian says:

    Not exactly how it happened but DAMN close…LMAO!!! Thanks hon.

  5. Shelly says:

    Excellent piece, Robert.

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