Inside Carl's Shorts is a collection of six one-acts by prize-winning playwright Carl Williams. What are Words Worth to a Long Fellow? A young man intent on living a dissolute, artistic life is driven by necessity and the insistence of his older sister into accepting responsibility. His Critical Condition A playwright/director gets to verbally strike back at the caustic critic who has just shredded her current play. Members of the Club The wife of a lawyer holds an afternoon tea for three very different women, all of whom are having affairs with her husband. She serves up the incriminative evidence along with the tea, convicting the women while administering their punishment. The Gift of the Magi - The Untold Story Reality sets in just after the conclusion of O. Henry's classic short story, as husband and wife quarrel over the cutting of her hair and the selling of his watch. The Woman who shot Santa Claus A man on trial for killing Santa Claus is defended by a slick lawyer who argues that Santa had it coming. Table for Three A man dining alone at a restaurant becomes alarmed when a beautiful woman joins him, seeking protection from her jealous, violent husband, who suspects her of being unfaithful.