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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Sibling(s) (05/01/08)

TITLE: Twisted Sisters in the Spotlight
By LauraLee Shaw
05/06/08


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TWISTED SISTERS In The SPOTLIGHT
Written by: The Lil’ Sis


Narrator:

Eh he hem…We now interrupt these extremely brilliant tributes, poems and fiction pieces to bring you some Twisted Sister—not the band, but the sisters. It’s a twist of fluff to tickle your fancy. Join this author as she displays some of her fondest childhood memories of sisterhood under the spotlight:


(House lights dim)

(Spotlight shines center stage)


Twisted Sister ACT 1: SINGIN’ in the SPOTLIGHT

(Scene takes place at Great Aunt’s house, where the music can be played as loud as sisters want. Imagine two groovy gals jammin’ like rock stars)


Big Sis:

(Singing with air microphone) Well, I picked her up at seven and she looked so fine…

Both:

Da doo ron ron ron—da doo ron ron

Lil’ Sis:

(Grabs air microphone) Someday soon I'm gonna make her mine…

Both:

Da doo ron ron ron—da doo ron ronnnnnnn

Lil’ Sis:

Let’s sing “You Light Up My Life” now…pleeeease.

Big Sis:

Okay, but I get the solo.

Lil’ Sis:

But it was my idea. I want a solo too.

Big Sis:

Ohhhh—on the second verse you can sing your solo with me then…


(Spotlight shifts to stage left)


Twisted Sister ACT 2: SLEEPIN’(supposed to be anyway) in the SPOTLIGHT

(Scene takes place in a shared full-size bed inside a tiny square bedroom
with Pepto-Bismol pink walls)


Lil’ Sis:

Shh! Dad said he’s gonna come in with the belt if he hears us yackin’ again!

Big Sis:

Who cares? I figured out a way it won’t hurt.

Lil’ Sis:

Nuh-uhhh.

Big Sis:

Yuh-huhhh. All we gotta do is put on about ten pairs of undies and some long johns under our jammies. It’s enough padding that it won’t hurt at all.

Lil’ Sis:

That won’t work. It’ll make our bottoms too poochy.

Big Sis:

Wanna bet? By the way, you’re gonna rot your teeth suckin’ on those cinnamon disks.

Lil’ Sis:

Mom said it’s okay, and I can’t go to sleep without ‘em.

Big Sis:

Duh! All mom’s teeth have fallen out, remember? Dentures!

Mean Dad (yelling outside the bedroom door):

That’s it, girls! I’m gettin’ the belt.

Lil’ Sis:

Hurry…hand me some undies—NOW!


(Spotlight shifts to stage right)


Twisted Sister ACT 3: SUPPIN’ in the SPOTLIGHT

(Scene takes place at breakfast in cold kitchen. Big Sis hogs the only heat vent by sitting over it on the floor while Lil’ Sis shivers at the table)


Big Sis:

The Cinnamon Life is healthier.

Lil’ Sis:

(Smack—Smack) I like my Count Chocula. Mind your own bees’ wax.

Big Sis:

Do you know how much sugar’s in that?

Lil’ Sis:

(Smack—Smack—Smack)

Big Sis:

That’s gross—chew with your mouth closed.

Lil’ Sis:

Why? You’re talkin’ with your mouth full. (SMACK—SMACK)



(Spotlight shifts to stage left)

Twisted Sister ACT 4: SLAVIN’ in the SPOTLIGHT

(Chase scene takes place down the hallway of the small house)


Big Sis:

I told you not to read my diary.

Lil’ Sis:

I’m sorry—but when I saw you writing in the closet, I just got curious.

Big Sis:

Now you gotta be my slave for a whole week.

Lil’ Sis:

(Whining) I don’t wanna be your slave.

Big Sis:

Too bad. Now, start by holding my legs up while I write about it in my diary. (Sits down in her chair holding legs up with diary in hand)


Lil’ Sis:

Fine. (becomes Big Sis’s footstool) It was worth it just to know you’re in love with two boys at the same time.

Big Sis:

You read that? Make it TWO WEEKS! (Lil sis drops her legs, runs away and hides)



(Spotlight shifts to center stage)

Twisted Sister ACT 5: SHOPPIN’ in the SPOTLIGHT

(Scene takes place at the local dime store)


Lil’ Sis:

Yum—Fun Dip!

Big Sis:

Now remember, we’ve got a dollar apiece. I wanna make sure we have enough left to buy some cinnamon toothpicks.

Lil’ Sis:

Okay. Well, I want Fun Dip.

Big Sis:

And I want the wax lips.

Lil’ Sis:

Ohhhhhh—I want the wax lips too.

Big Sis:

One Fun Dip, two wax lips, and I’ll get some pixie sticks.

Lil’ Sis:

Deal!

(After spending their dollars, they model their new candied lips,
then give each other a BIG waxy kiss)

(Spotlight fades)



Narrator:

These Twisted Sisters in the Spotlight are as remembered (with a touch of exaggeration) by the Lil’ Sis. Perspective of Big Sis could not be represented without a POV shift. A sequel is in the works entitled, “Twisted Sisters—Best Friends for Life.”


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Joanne Sher 05/09/08
Wonderful little snapshots - and such a fun voice for this. This must have been fun to write. I know I enjoyed reading it!
Sheri Gordon05/09/08
So funny. Love the format--very unique. This brought back similar memories with my sisters. The part about the undies cracked me up. Great job with the topic.
Betty Castleberry05/10/08
You took me on a fun journey to the past. The incidents were similar to some from my own childhood. Loved the Fun Dip, cinnamon tooth picks and wax lips, too. Great memories. Thanks.
Lyn Churchyard05/12/08
I never had a big or little sister (twisted or otherwise) but I wonder if Big Sis would tell the story differently :-)
My grandchildren do similar things though, dressing up and then singing and dancing. Loved the extra undies and long johns.
Mariane Holbrook05/12/08
I know you had fun writing this! Just the set-up alone is worth first place. Leave it to you to write about "Twisted Sisters". What a hoot! Kudos! I'm sitting on my little blue plastic milk crate at the end of the road waiting anxiously for the sequel! So cute!
Jan Ackerson 05/12/08
Bravo, bravo--applauding madly. I'm a huge fan of stage and theater, and I had such fun reading this. Made me wish for a sister, twisted or not. I like that even though the overall tone was light, you didn't gloss over anything. Excellent!
Kristen Hester05/12/08
This really stands out as unique and clever. I really love the intro! As a BIG SIS, the scenes are so familiar, but I guarantee the big sis would have a different memory or things. LOL. This really brought back memories. Love this.
Sally Hanan05/12/08
Very creative entry and title with light and funny writing.
Sharlyn Guthrie05/12/08
This would be so much fun to watch. Great job being creative and authentic.
Debbie Wistrom05/12/08
Fun and so creative, thanks for the break as you stated in your intro.

Glad you entered this piece.
Verna Cole Mitchell 05/12/08
Delightfully creative and excellently written
Patty Wysong05/12/08
Soooooo fun! Makes me wish my (real) sisters and I weren't spread over 12 years! But I sure do have twisted sisters now!!! LoL! I loved it! You simply shine at these! Huggles!
Dee Yoder 05/12/08
This took me back to my Lil' Sis days. My Big Sis is only 11 months older than me and hooo-boy! Did we ever fight...but it was fun. Love the characters and story, and the format is sooo refreshing. Really enjoyed this.
Joshua Janoski05/13/08
Loved the format (sooo creative), and the part about the "poochy bottoms." LOL. What a fun way to share memories. Reminds me of some of the memories my younger sister and I had growing up. Those were the days...*sigh*
Peter Stone05/14/08
You really managed to put me there in the midst of those scenes. I loved the banter and the 'undies' scene, and reading the older sister's diary was priceless.
Laury Hubrich 05/14/08
Laura -- how did I miss your entry? Wonderful work, as always. I could see every scene as it was played out. Wonderful!
Laury
Beth LaBuff 05/14/08
Your format is great! I totally enjoyed each scene of this play. Excellent creativity displayed here.
Sara Harricharan 05/14/08
Ooohhh! This is how scripts should be done! I liked the little sis-and was rooting for her all the way here! lolz. I loved the part with reading the diary and "I don't wanna be your slave!" ROFL-that was just too funny, great job! ^_^
LaNaye Perkins05/15/08
This really was a fun read. I enjoyed it a great deal.
Tessy Fuller05/20/08
This was really good. I actually tried the "padding of the underwear & long johns" one time when I knew I was getting a spanking. My dad laughed so hard he couldn't spank me.
Helen Dowd 05/22/08
A little late to comment on this, but wasn't into challenges for awhile - looking after invalid husband, but now I have more time, as he has learned well to cope with one leg...But back to this play. Cute! Real cute! And very life-like. I had 2 big sisters and 2 little sisters, with a brother in between. We played fun games, too, but never this original. And as for the "belt", no pre-warning came if we misbehaved!!! But we all survived and loved our Daddy, even if he was strict....You are very clever to get this scene so life-like. Congrats! Thanks for your comment on my Pets entry....Helen
Tim Pickl07/26/08
This was WELL WORTH entering all the "html code"! I hope this is performed some day (or night) at a church somewhere...or perhaps in a Mall, as an outreach! WELL DONE!