“A short read from hot, new American humorist Dana Huse.
Let’s face the facts. We ALL laugh deliciously at someone else’s desperate situation. And this story delivers desperation along with a big scoop of humiliation.
Can Dana survive his first college theater production with his self-respect (such as it was) intact? Because of its dead serious, scandalous script, there would be ONE performance (far too many) and the audience would be by invitation ONLY (most invitations were used to settle old grudges).
In Dana’s first year of college he’s selected to play a major role in a bizarre, all-student, experimental play. He’s to be ‘experimental’ like everything else – the setting, the language, the other characters and, oh God, the costumes, which are about the size of a doilies. Sets, blinding lights and incredibly loud sound are assembled; a date and time set. But will he REALLY appear onstage, barely dressed and swearing at everyone? Or will he refuse, flunk the course and have to do it all over again? Public humiliation or failure, these are his only options … or are they? Is there a third, in-your-face, defiant course of action that would risk his college career?
Come and laugh at Dana’s expense. Take a funny read. You’ll be glad it wasn’t you.
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Dana Huse (1955 – so far, so good) was born in Hoboken, New Jersey to two parents, grew up in various cities across the country but mainly in Huntsville, AL and moved to California in 1978. He had a career doing things with computers. He hasn’t won any awards
Hi there. You got to my author web page which, if I knew it, would thrill me that you’re reading this.
I’m Dana Huse, an aging white man living in Ventura, CA, which is a pretty cool place to live. I’ve got two dogs who behave well enough not to get turned in to the Animal Shelter … though I’ve been tempted.
What can I say? Interesting things happen to me, which I write about. I’m building a collection, so keep checking my list of books. Right now I’m going for short fiction because who knows what’s going to happen next?
I recently got my black belt in Taekwondo. I’m inordinately proud of this, but remain modest because a black belt means now it’s time to teach you the hard stuff. I don’t really enjoy being kicked in the face but I’m gonna keep going because it does good stuff to my body and brain. Sometimes my age his higher than all the rest of the class combined.
I do Tarot readings. Not about what your future will be, but about what you have to do to get the future you want.
I have constant computer problems.
Don’t get me started on the roommates I’ve had.
Things that happen to me that aren’t my fault:
My dog brought me a rat as a gift. It wasn’t dead.
Flew in a plane where the landing was so bad the pilot apologized.
Police pulled me over because I was going so slow they thought I was drunk (I wasn’t).
Ended up in the middle of a rail union riot … in Brussels, Belgium.
Taught English in China.
Ate the joint so there wasn’t any evidence.
Had my cell phone stolen by a motorcyclist in Ho Chi Minh city.
Lost my cell phone by leaving it on top of the hood of my car.
Left my cell phone in a movie theater in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Broke my cell phone by dropping it in water.
Was threatened with a gun in a Haunted House in an amusement park (I wasn’t amused).
Impressed my date by falling off of a seesaw and spending the afternoon in the emergency room.
Ran through the main glass doorway in a mall in Huntsville, AL.
Majored in computer science.
Majored in theater
Majored in business
Majored in psychology, which I actually got a degree in. All this took thirty-three years.
Showed up for a flight in the wrong airport in the wrong city in the wrong state. This story won the “Stupid Traveler’s Tricks” contest in Salon.com.
As Kurt Vonnegut said, “And so it goes.”
Drop me a line if you like. Visit my web page at danahuse.com (Original name, huh?)
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