jacob – a denouement in 1 act


Have you ever wondered: What about poor, old Jacob Marley? Then, this story is for you.

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act was written in 2014, based on a poem of the same name, also written in 2014. Jacob was later posted at Huffington Post in December 2017, in four consecutive posts. Here now is a PDF, all rights reserved, of the February 2019 revision of the full text of Jacob – A Denouement in One Act


The script and story are available for publication and/or performance.

Contact Kimann at butterflybroth@gmail.com

Huffington Post locations for the 2017 edition are:

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act Stave I

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act Stave II

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act Stave Final

Jacob – A Denouement in One Act,  Stave Final, Alternate Ending

December 2017 entry, updated February, 2019:

On this New Year’s eve, allow me to share an alternate ending to Jacob – A Denouement in One Act. Stave 1 can be read here; Stave 2 can be read here. The original Stave Final can be read here.

While this story remains for anyone who may ever have wondered, “What about poor, old Jacob Marley?”, this “other” ending is for anyone who, like me, recognizes the parallels between Dickens’ masterpiece and Sci-Fi classics like the Back to the Future trilogy, the Star Wars and Star Trek series, and all fantasies where time travel and alternate universes are tapped, who cannot help but be tempted to illuminate possible, additional aspects to the rest of this story, because, thanks to the infinite realms that are our universe and the creativity in our minds, everything remains possible… A Christmas Carol is a ghost story, but it is also Science Fiction’s best-loved ancestor.

As ardent free speech advocate – which is in singular danger these days, thanks to specifically targeted Prohibitionistic agendas – I want to exercise my right to let Art, in this case a personal literary project of mine, say something a tad deeper and different, to also serve as a Reflection of Life as I see it today.

Though the Arts, we can shake things up, ask difficult questions and point things out that need to be pointed out, all while leaving life and limb (literally and figuratively) intact for purposes of further communication and hoped-for evolution, be it personal or societal. Let’s f*&%@g talk about it.