The Man and the Coffin



Here's the story:

A man was walking home alone late one night when he hears a
BUMP…BUMP….BUMP behind him.

Walking faster, he looked back, and makes out the image of an upright coffin banging its way down the middle of the street towards him

Terrified, the man begins to run towards his home, the coffin bouncing quickly behind him ...faster... faster... BUMP... BUMP... BUMP.

He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him. However, the coffin crashes through his door, with the lid of the coffin clapping ... clappity-BUMP... clappity-BUMP... clappity-BUMP... on the heels of the terrified man.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps. With a loud CRASH the coffin breaks down the door, bumping and clapping towards him. The man screams and reaches for something, anything ... but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup! Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the coffin ..... the coffin stops


A Storyteller, perhaps some actors to act out the story.


None, unless you have a big refrigerator box to make a pretend coffin out of

Skit ContributorLynn Simpson


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