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STENO    3'1m1f Paul dictates his next epistle to a steno

(Key-in-lock, hinges creek, clank)

Marg`-- Hello, my name is Margie. I'm from the prison steno 
pool. They said you wanted to write a letter?

PAUL -- That's right.

MARG -- (paper noise) Fire away.

PAUL -- Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of...

MARG -- Paul?! 

PAUL -- Huh?

MARG -- Paul the apostle?! You're Paul THE apostle?!

PAUL -- Well, yes...

MARG -- I have been wanting to meet you for a long time. I just 
want you to know that you're my favorite apostle. Oh, I'm sorry. 
Am I shaking your hand too hard?

PAUL -- Can we get on with the letter?

MARG -- Oh, sure. Fire away.

PAUL -- Where were we?

MARG -- Is Paul spelled p.a.L.l. or p.a.U.l..?

PAUL -- P.A.U.L.. Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of 
God, and...

MARG -- How do you spell apostle?

PAUL -- Oh, brother. A.P.O.S.T.L.E., apostle. Paul, an apostle of 
Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother. To the 
holy and faithful...

MARG -- Timothy? Who's Timothy?

PAUL -- He'll be here later. He's going to deliver this letter to 
the Colossians. Can we go on now?

MARG -- Fire away.

PAUL -- Where were we?

MARG -- Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus...

PAUL -- (clicks his tongue)

MARG -- You have no idea what a privilege it is to be writing a 
letter for the Apostle Paul. Wait til I tell the girls in the 
steno pool that I took dictation from ....

PAUL -- Young lady...

MARG -- ...Margie.

PAUL -- Margie, this is a long letter, would you mind if I talk 
and you write?

MARG -- Sure, just let me get caught up here..."to the holy and 
faithful..."

PAUL -- To the holy and faithful brothers in Christ at Colosse.

MARG -- ...at Colosse. 

PAUL -- Grace and peace to you from God our father.

MARG -- Oh, that is soooo sweet. Nobody ever gave me grace and 
peace...

PAUL -- (clears throat)

MARG -- "...from God our father."  Got it. Fire away.

PAUL -- We always thank God, the father of our Lord Jesus Christ 
when we pray for you, because we have...

MARG -- ...excuse me.

PAUL -- What is it now?

MARG -- It's time for coffee break.

PAUL -- But I haven't even...

MARG -- ...union rules. You know the scribes union. Well, I'll 
see you in a few minutes. (fading) Wait til I tell the girls 
hear that I'm taking dictation for apostle Paul.

PAUL -- (Growls) Paul, control yourself. It is the Lord Christ 
you are serving.

Hey! I like that. It is the Lord Christ you are serving. I think 
I'll work that in to this letter to the Colossians.

(steel door clanks)


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