Transcript from the inaugural Sunday Afternoon Book Club
Actually On The Chair: The Cat
Audience: The Dolls
Daniel (reading from notes): The book I chose for us to talk about is Hansel and Gretel. I like Hansel and Gretel because sometimes I wish our house was made out of cake and we could eat it. But we can’t. What do YOU think about Hansel and Gretel?
Claire: I think Hansel and Gretel are useless. Everything they do is stupid. They get lost in the woods. Twice! And then when they get locked up they don’t even think about eating their way out. Idiots. They deserved to be eaten.
Ethel: They didn’t get eaten. The witch got eaten. Hansel and Gretel baked her in the oven and the crows ate her.
Claire: That never happened.
Ethel: It did! But not in the book. It happened in my head.
Claire: Well that doesn’t count. Anything can happen in your head. That’s cheating.
Ethel: It is not cheating.
Claire: It is! Why did you even make us read this book if you were just going to imagine things?
Ethel: Anna goes to a book club.
Claire: That’s not an answer!
Ethel: I thought this would be fun.
Claire: Well, it’s not.
Claire sits down on the chair. The cat runs away. The Sunday Afternoon Book Club is soon after abandoned.
1. Written on May 11th, 2021
2. It’s officially winter now
3. In the town
4. If not in the world