April Drama Prompt: Future’s Slime

by Madelaine Formica, Age 18, USA

The drama prompt for April was to start the script with the line: I found it on my way to school.

 

FURTURE’S SLIME

Hands cupped, LAURAN runs down the side walk. LAURAN stops in front of JAN, holds out cupped hands.

LAURAN: I found it on my way to school.

JAN looks at LAURAN’S hands.

JAN: You found a snail.

LAURAN: Not just a snail. It can tell the future.

JAN: (Says in dead monotone voice.) Wow! Really?

LAURAN: Yah! It drew a picture of me with its slime. I’m going to marry a pilot.

JAN gives an unbelieving look.

LAURAN: Here I’ll show you. (Puts snail on a piece of paper on the ground.)

JAN: I have homework. How long will this take?

LAURAN: Just give it a second.

JAN: Waiting. Waiting. Still waiting. Is that a hand?

LAURAN: It sure is.

JAN: And that’s me. Why am I crying?

LAURAN: Maybe you got an F on your math test.

JAN: No, I look older. Like thirty.

LAURAN: Is that a baby blanket you’re gripping?

JAN steps on snail, moving her foot so the picture is ruined.

JAN: I don’t want to know the future.

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Madelaine Formica is eighteen years old who currently lives in Virginia. She’s been published in Realms Magazine and in jaBlog! for two of her scripts “Duelling Characters” and “Kidnapped.”

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