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 Category:  Mystery and Crime Script
  Posted: June 8, 2019      Views: 26

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The bullying continues
"Chair" by Brett Matthew West


Cast of Characters:

Ryan Craig, wheelchair-bound young teen
Jody Thompson, Duane Simpkins, Kyle Youkim, teens playing in the street
Pugsie - Ryan Craig's service dog



Ryan Craig sits in his wheelchair. He strokes the square head of his constant companion. He stares out the window and watches Jody Thompson, Kyle Youkim, and Duane Simpkins kick a soccer ball around in the middle of Smythe Avenue. Through the open window Ryan overhears the boys' conversation.

Duane Simpkins (looks up at Ryan's window): That's the cripple's house?

Jody Thompson (glances at Duane): Yea, too bad about the car crash. Ryan used to be like us until that happened.

Kyle Youkim: Old Man Peterson got drunk. Now, he's in jail and (feigns sympathy) poor little Ryan'll never walk again.

Jody Thompson: Big deal! Ryan never amounted to much before that happened. I remember one time we were at a scout meeting down at the lake.

Duane Simpkins: This is so funny! Go on Jody, tell us about Ryan torching his butt tripping over a log and nose-diving into the burn pit.

Kyle Youkim: Ryan always was a klutz. Coordination left him way behind the day he was hatched.

Jody Thompson (giggles): Even our scoutmaster laughed. He thought it was funny, too!

Duane Simpkins: First time I've ever heard of having to call 9-1-1 to a campout. No wonder no one likes Ryan.

The boys laugh.

Kyle Thompson: 'cept that stupid Lab of his.

Jody Thompson: Whoever's heard of naming a Lab Pugsie'? That's a stupid name for a dog!

Duane Simpkins: (Agrees) A stupid name for a worthless mutt.

Kyle Youkim: They deserve each other.

Jody picks up the ball and says: C'mon. Let's go get some ice cream at The Frozen Spoon.

Duane Simpkins (looks up at Ryan's window): Bet he wishes he could get some ice cream too. Chocolate's my favorite.

The boys head north up the street. Ryan rolls his chair away from the window.

Ryan Craig: Let's go, Pugsie. One day we'll show 'em. We'll show 'em all what this crippled boy can do.


(To Be Continued)
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