The Sloth

A play by Cy Young and Jane Manning

Published by Samuel French, January 1, 1991

Nadine Schitzel of Tarzana, California, has a problem: there's a sloth in the eucalyptus tree in her back yard and she's convinced it's her husband, Herman. Her neighbor calls Eye Witness News anchorwoman Sally Sweet, who shows up with her crew, and suddenly the story is hot news. 

The Sloth began as a review sketch in Hollywood, not produced, then morphed into a short story called "The Schitzel Connection," (1988).  Published in the Winter/Spring 2011 Edition of Twit Publishing.  The short story also won first place in a writing competition at the Oklahoma City Writers Group a few years ago.