The Temp

The Temp

by Gregory St. John Taylor
     
 

IThe Temp, written in 1994, is a funny, funny story starring the main character, Myron Timmons, a large, affable family man (designed to star John Candy in shape, performance and presentation). Myron, who loses his prestigious architectural design job, faces an array of poor options, and enters the uncertain world of temporary employment as a secretary for want of a…  See more details below

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IThe Temp, written in 1994, is a funny, funny story starring the main character, Myron Timmons, a large, affable family man (designed to star John Candy in shape, performance and presentation). Myron, who loses his prestigious architectural design job, faces an array of poor options, and enters the uncertain world of temporary employment as a secretary for want of a better position. These positions, more often than not, featured females, with few males qualified and courageous enough to join in.
Myron, firmly believing that feeding his family and paying his mortgage, was more important than his male ego, takes a number of temporary positions and surprisingly is considered a marvel, because of his incredible precision and speed on the keyboard. His daunting efforts lead him down a row of colorful characters, absurd interviews and rollicking jobs. The play is chocked full of amusing and touching scenes involving his friends, family and co-workers, in particular his dynamic children. The Temp, a full, 3-act stage play, presents a warm, loving story; and as is typical of all good fairy tales, has a happy ending, but Myron has to prove himself, which he does with grace and good humor.
Sad Note: Unfortunately, John Candy died March 4th 1994, and left a large hole in the world of comedy. Due to this tragedy, The Temp was returned by his agent. The play remained on the shelf until late 2009, when Greg Taylor's wife, Elizabeth, suggested that they publish the play online. On February 21, 2010, the renewed and digital play was published. (Play time is estimated to be about two and a half hours)

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940148346999
Publisher:
DUO Publications & Documentation R&D
Publication date:
07/11/2013
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
187 KB

Meet the Author

Gregory St. John Taylor is indescribable, but we will try. He is a 6-foot, 71-year old, white, male, American professional with a ponytail and a beard. Some say he is a left-over Hippie, and in many ways, he is. In order to give you a handle on Greg, we will start with literary accomplishments. He has 139 e-Works in the Internet marketplace, as well as on his nine websites, one of which is a complete, online novel, a free read at www.shoppolisislands.com. The breakdown includes: 14 novels, 11 novellas, 19 novelettes, 6 plays, 10 poetry works, 23 short novels, 11 flash fiction pieces, 7 enterprise books, 10 junior cookbooks, and in the sensual & erotic category, 5 novelettes, and 7 short novels. Add 5 cartooned e-Pieces, 1 English grammar book with his wife, Liz, 3 non-fiction textbooks, 1 diabetes case study, as well as his popular historical science fiction series “Valiant Scatter” involving the inanimate expressions of sunken navy ships, particularly those lost during World War II. At this juncture, there are 5 published. He believes his guardian angel is one of these ships, HMS Glowworm H92, a British destroyer lost in 1940. He writes drama, humor, mystery, poetics, and experiments with new forms of expression. When considering style, which normally eludes him, it is thought that he is a latter-day Modernist stuck in a stream-of-consciousness rut proposing stories in a slice-of-life sequence. He is a technical writer, illustrator, editor; sketch artist; fine artist; playwright; caricaturist; cartoonist; and graphics designer. “I have written over 3,000,000 words of fiction, and this number is only the beginning,” he says. He is an alumnus of the Academy of Fine Arts in Philadelphia, a graduate of Penn State University and served in the United States Air Force, 1966-1970. He isn’t all business, and as a skier, was fortunate enough to ski the Alps while stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, 1966-1969. Greg became an accomplished horseman (English) as well as a polo player. Because of attending Admiral Farragut Academy in his youth, he became a sailor of both sailing vessels and power. Greg has been a member of Kappa Sigma fraternity, Alpha Delta chapter, Penn State, since 1964, a husband since 1976, a father since 1980, and a grandfather since 2002. At 71, he thinks the flag is close to holy, that veterans should be cherished, and that war should be outlawed. This attitude is reflected in his work. As you can see, he is totally indescribable.

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