blah blum blue blah

FADE IN: on a street stoop.

She: It’s just a rough time, man. My family sucks. I feel forced to go home like I’m suppose to, like society is telling me so.

She takes a drag of her cigarette.

He: You don’t have to go, already.

She: Yeah right and suffer the slings of my father’s wrath. He’ll blow an artery if I don’t show up.

He looks away.

He: I don’t know, you keep going on about this.

She: I just need to talk and you need to listen.

He: I’m trying!

She: Don’t be like that! I need a friend right now.

He takes her cigarette and has a drag, agitated.

He: You’re not the only one suffering, Jaz.

She: Yeah well, let me suffer right now and you can suffer in 15 minutes. Please.

Pause.

She: Pleeeeeeeezzz//

He: //Stop it.

She: eeeeeeeezzzzzzzzz!!!!!!//

He: Knock it off!

Her laugh turns into a cough.

She: I need love.

He: We all need love, the whole world needs it, the entire universe does, OK?

He looks her hard.

He: OKAY?!! This world is hurling into a huge crash, it’s a matter of time before life as we know it explodes for good so we can start over and forget this, this ever happened —

She: Hey! It’s not 15 minutes yet.

She punches him playfully.

He: Fine. Your dad — blah, blah, BLAH!

She: You’re an asshole. Do I go home or what?

He shouts.

He: BLAH, BLAH, BLUE, BLAH, BLUM, BAHAH, BLAH BLAAAAHHHHHH!!!!

She: He might give me money…

He stops.

He: Oh yeah? How can you be sure.

She: If I go home.

FADE OUT…

Author: pizzaslices

Liza is an actor and co-creator of Subway Token Films, a film production company that captures Street Level Miracles through films. That is, moments in our lives when the story as we know it stops, the lens is pulled back and something more expansive is revealed to us. Liza has won awards and audiences alike for her portrayals of the immigrant story on stage and film. She lives in New York City and Los Angeles with her partner, actor Felix Solis.