Synkroniciti is pleased to welcome Texan writer and playwright Dru Richman. We feature his whimsical short play, “Waiting” in our current “Flow” issue. With homage to Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot,” Dru gives us Errigo and Samuel, two “middle-aged men who have seen better days,” who meet, by accident or synchronicity, in a park and obliquely share their thoughts on existence over a few day-old sandwiches. How much of our lives do we spend waiting and do we wait with purpose and awareness? How much of what we experience is absurd, even unintelligible? Does it matter?
“Waiting” is less dark than Beckett, although the absurd most definitely abides. Read Dru’s delightful play in Synkroniciti’s “Flow” issue, Vol 4, No. 2. Purchase the issue or subscribe here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/.
For more than fifteen years, Dru Richman has been part of an international writing group called Brainz. Each month the group is charged with writing something — prose, poetry, short story, a song, screenplay—anything really, based on a one-word topic. Previous topics have included: mourning, fear, scars, numbers, and flying.
His books include Tall Tales and Short Stories and Long Story Short.
Dru lives in Richardson, Texas (a suburb of Dallas), with wifey Ava, and their four-legged love child, a standard poodle named Jacob.