March Drama Prompt: The Perfect Date

By Simran Kular, Age 14, United Kingdom

Artwork by Katie King

The March drama prompt was to write a blank scene with two characters talking about the weather without mentioning the weather.

 

Perfect Date jaBlog!ONE

Have you got your umbrella or coat? Anything? Why today of all days?

TWO

No, I wasn’t really expecting the particles of doom to greet me today.

ONE

Are you being serious or mocking me?

TWO

I’m mocking you, Einstein. It’s not a big deal. Stop being so dramatic! I think it’s pretty. First dates don’t always go bad when it’s like this.

ONE

They’re usually very romantic, actually. I—I guess I just wanted everything to be perfect without these freezing shards of glass slapping us.

TWO

I think it’s quite cliché. It’s like a typical date.

ONE

Do you like typical dates?

TWO

I don’t know. I’ve never been on one.

ONE

So it’s down to me, then, whether or not you like these typical Disney-movie kinds of dates.

TWO

Yes, it’s all down to you! And if in the future I hate these kinds of Disney dates, with the clouds groaning above us, then you know who’s to blame. No pressure.

ONE

I better give you my jacket, then. Classic move, isn’t it? Do you approve yet?

TWO

Hm. Almost there. Not quite.

ONE

Okay, I know you were definitely mocking me that time. It shouldn’t be like this, though. It should be autumn with vivid colour like your personality, or summer like your beauty.

TWO

Now, that is an impressive line! I approve.

ONE

Just trying to fit the theme. I’m being cliché exactly like you wanted.

TWO

I think I like it. It might just be me being me and falling for the cheesy lines that you’re stealing out of the movies.

ONE

They all end the same, though, the typical, perfect dates. Very predictable.

TWO

Wait a second. How do they end? I, um, I think I’ve got this wrong.

ONE

I don’t think you have.

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Simran says, “I enjoy writing, however I have never tried writing a drama piece so I found this quite interesting to do and look forward to attempting the drama prompt again.”

To view the drama prompt for next month, please visit our submission guidelines page.

 

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