Pillow Talk a play by William (slightly embellished from a true story)
The curtain opens to reveal a typical bedroom. There is a queen size bed center stage with a golden colored bed spread and four off-white pillows resting by the head board. There are two night stands on either side of the bed which hold reading lamps an alarm clock and a few magazines. Resting on a rocking chair, down center left, are two smaller seat pillows and two King Size pillows. The two king size pillows are a striped golden color with a black fringe which matches the decor of the entire room. There is NOT a sock, nor a pair of mens underwear any where on the floor. There is closet to the left of the bed that is impeccably clean and all of the mens clothing that hangs in the closet is in perfect order.
Bill, a good looking man in his 30s with six pack abs enters. He climbs onto the bed in an effort to get comfortable. It is apparent that he is retiring for the evening. He is fidgeting with two of the pillows at the head board when Lauren enters. Lauren is a thing of beauty, with shoulder length brown hair, dazzling eyes, and a body that deserves to be on the cover of "Hot Mom's" magazine.
Bill:Lauren? Where is the third pillow?
Lauren: The ones that I just made the new matching pillow cases for?
Bill: Umm. Yeah. I guess.
Lauren: We're not using them.
Bill: Why? They were the best and fluffiest and newest pillows that we own.
Lauren: Exactly. That is why I made pillow cases for them that matches the window treatments and the bedspread.
Bill: Well, why can't I use the pillow?
Lauren: Do you want to ruin them?
Bill: No. But a pillow is supposed to be used for sleeping. And they were the best ones we had.
Lauren: Exactly. They will last longer if we do not use them.
Bill: Sure they will. If we do not use them. But THAT is what they are supposed to be for.
Lauren: They are decorative now.
Bill: Why did you not make new pillow cases for the worse pillows and make them be decorative?
Lauren: What would be the point of that? Why would I want bad pillows to be decorative?
Bill:Because then we could use the good pillows.
Lauren: The new pillow cases are to protect the newer pillows, beside, they fill out the pillow cases better.
Bill: But what's the point of protecting the pillow if you are not going to use it?
Lauren: Did you ever see how much you slobber all over the pillows when you are asleep? I am not going to let you do that to my new pillow cases. I worked hard on them.
Bill: But what is the point of having fluffier nicer pillows if we are not going to use them.
Lauren: Oh we will. Once we get newer pillows you will be able to use the pillows that have the new caes on them.
Bill: I'm confused.
Lauren: That's okay. Go to sleep.
Bill: But I need the third pillow.
Lauren: No you don't.
Bill: Why do we need to the pillows to be decorative anyway. It is just you and me.
Lauren: So you believe. Go to sleep.