What is a Dramaticule?

We all know what a blog is—right?

But what is a DRAMATICULE?

I first learned the word from Samuel Beckett. He uses it to describe his short, his EXTREMELY short play “Come and Go.”   Beckett’s plays became shorter and shorter as he got older.  My friend Rick Cluchey, who worked with Beckett, says that Beckett didn’t want to “waste people’s time” and that’s why his texts became shorter and shorter.

Another Definition:

“The word dramaticule is a noun that can be defined as a little or insignificant state or situation of events involving interesting conflict of forces. It is rarely used and thus not recorded in most dictionaries.”

My definition:  a dramaticule is short form that can be a dialogue or a statement or a pithy utterance or an acute observation or a cri du coeur.

This space is devoted to some of my dramaticules—mini-essays, tiny dialogues, meditations.

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