bull’s eye

bull's eye

FADE IN: brother and sister sit on the bathroom floor. Sister wipes away tears, brother comforts her.

[Beat]

You remember when I threw that rock at your head.

Ha. How can I fuckin’ forget.

I couldn’t believe how much blood came outta there.

What about how much pain I was in?

[Haha] I thought I killed ya.

It felt like you did.

That’s focus and aim matched with adrenaline and laser-like focus.

Laser is about right — 

— It’s like, I knew what I wanted and I just went for it.

Ok, stop it with that —

— And it happened! Tremendous determination colliding with perfect aim. KAPOW! BAM! CRASH!

Your aim sucked —

Usually! But this time? BOOM, bull’s eye!

Ok, enough with that.

[Haha] I honestly thought I killed ya. My knees buckled.

I’m sure.

Oh yeah. I remember falling to the ground and thinkin’ ‘I’m going to jail’. I was so fuckin’ scared.

Good! 

But later, I felt like superwoman.

Alright with that —

[Haha] It was the best feeling ever.

Come on, let’s clean you up and get outta here. 

Ok.

They rise.

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.