Free PDF of Breaking The First Wall

A short play.

I know, writing about Lockdown is a bit passé so my defence of the following is, I wrote this short play in late 2017; therefore I’m just showing off my weird skills of premonition. It depicted the way I saw society was going long before viruses sped up the process. People living their lives without leaving their very small apartments and their work, hobbies and social lives all conducted over the internet via a tablet.

The whole point of the play was to show a slightly dystopian future, little did I know that just over two years away the concept of the story would become commonplace, meaning it’s not so much of a plot anymore, more just a statement of 2020. What was intended to be an interesting concept is more run-of-the-mill now.

JEFF – Yeah fine, I’m in the middle of work so don’t have much time. Got a million things on.

DAN – Well that’s the benefits of being a man of leisure.

JEFF – Watching box sets all day on Netfilms and calling me when you are bored?

DAN – Not just you. Don’t think yourself special, I have a vast social life.

JEFF – So do I, and I’ve got more friends than you do.

DAN – Yeah but you’re a Requester. I’m an Accepter – I can’t remember the last request I sent. I get so many requests there’s some I’ve no idea I’d accepted, must have chatted to them somewhere before, some forum or other.

JEFF – So are you interrupting my working day to show off about your friends or that you don’t have a job?

DAN – I’m happy to do either, but was wondering if you were free this evening.


– Breaking The First Wall – Arthur Hofn

Until the 31st of July I have decided to give it away as a free PDF, which is attached.

As it is now after the 31st July 2020 you can find the play in Scene From My Mind, please see below.

The play itself is one of seven that you can find in my book, Scene From My Mind: An Anthology Of Seven Short Plays which I published earlier this year and all seven plays are for available for just £1.99 on Amazon here (or on the various links on this blog). – Also available on your own country’s Amazon if outside the UK and you wish to get it from there.

I’m just really hoping some of the other plays don’t come true…

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