A Play by Quez

CHARACTERS:

Snacks the SS Impala with Candy Bars tattooed on him with 26’s, male 17 Keylow the Boxchev with a rockstar tattoo, male age 20

SETTING:

In Jamaica.  In the projects by a 12 story building.  Elevators smell like urine. There are kids with holes in their clothes and no shoes running around.  People are arguing.  Bass is coming out of people’s cars. Nice girl cars are rolling around looking like they just came out the carwash.

TIME: 12:00 pm in the afternoon in the summertime
AT RISE:

Snacks is in a gated parking lot.  He wakes up to lil bossie playing in his CD player.  He drives to go to the carwash with his lil sis to get waxed.  As he gets cleaned, he begins to speak to his sister


Snacks
I have this problem with my friend keylow.  He is trying to get my girl Rihanna who is a range rover. Keylow can get any girl he wants.  He knows I saw her first at the Mall parking lot and I was talking to her.  She was the only girl car that gave me time.  The other girl cars just blew their horns at me.  Keylow always gets the ladies license plate numbers.  He doesn’t even have to ask.  He is the cool car known for street racing. And the girls love that.  When I asked, I didn’t get any license plates except for one; ihanna.  I think I love her.  She calls me everyday, even spends the night at my lot.  Keylow doesn’t know though.  When I talked to Keylow about it, he said “ she’s just one out of a million.” Rihanna would do anything I ask her to do.  I don’t like how Keylow treats her and when I told him he said “what; come on lil car.You are falling in love with her already? She’s just a used car.”  I think I might have to race this dude to win this girl.  I think I am ready too

Flash to Keylow and his little brother in his parking garage.  Keylow is feeding him a bowl of oil and bolts.  Keylow begins to speak

Keylow
I got this problem.  I think my homie/brother is falling in love with this girl car Rihanna that I like.  What he doesn’t know is that I really care about her too.  The other girl license plate numbers that I got at the mall I didn’t even call. I lied about going on a date with them.  I really care about Rihanna.  I like this light blue range Rover with 24-inch rims.  If he snatches her from me, I’m going to be embarrassed and it would break my battery.  I act like a player with a whole bunch of other girl cars, but I’m not.  Rihanna doesn’t care about me racing.  She likes me for me versus what I can do.  But I think she is starting to see that I’m playing her out by not answering her phone calls.  I’ve been noticing that Rihanna and Snacks have been hanging out a lot lately, not having no time for me anymore.  I took my little brother to the drive-in and saw Snacks and Rihanna bumping bumpers.  Before we could see the movie, I tried to get my brother to leave but he recognized Snacks. I told him that wasn’t him.  I gotta stop treating her like a toy car and treat her like a queen.  I might have to challenge Snacks to a big race and embarrass old rusted and show him whose the real
boss.

Flashback to Snacks at the carwash

Snacks
Big sis, I am about to dip out to Keylow house.  See you in a minute

You hear tires screech as snacks leaves.  He sees a club of girl cars and says

Snacks
Man; they got junk in their trunk.  Wish Keylow was here to see this

Snacks arrives at Keylows parking garage and says hi to Keylows brother

 Snacks
What’s up lil dog?

Keylow
Why you always calling my my lil bro lil dog?  You know his name is Twacka

Snacks
Come on man.  You know you are my lil dog too. HAHA

Keylow
Stop that.  Did you just see that girl car that rolled up?  That’s one of my girls

Snacks
O for real?  What’s up with Rihanna? You aren’t talking to her anymore?

Keylow
Yeah I am.  A bro; I want to talk to you about her

Snacks
What do you want to talk about?

Keylow
I think I like her bro.  What do you think about that?

Snacks
What are you talking about you like her?  You know you got other girls cars just like the one that rolled by us

Keylow
She’s just a used car and I don’t care about her like I do Rihanna

Snacks
O no.  You are not taking my girl.  I am always with her.  You don’t talk to her or go see her

Keylow
So what!  That doesn’t mean anything.  All you need to know is that I like her

Snacks
So what are you saying?

Keylow
What I am saying is stop calling her and stop going to see her, so that I can have time with my girl.  You got that?

Snacks
That ain’t going to happen bro.  So you need to find another girl car

Keylow
I can’t do that.  I like her too much

Snacks
So what do you want to do?

Keylow
You know what, I got just the right thing.

Snacks
What are you up to man?  I ain’t doing no stupid stuff

Keylow
What do you think about racing for her?

Snacks
You know I can’t race for her.  I got too much love for her

Keylow
Stop punking out. You acting like a girl car.

Snacks
Man, I ain’t acting like no girl car.  It just that I like her too much to race for her and she don’t even know you

Keylow
Yeah; if you say so.  All I know is that I love the girl.  If you aren’t going to race then go home

Snacks
I thought you was supposed to me friend.  We are supposed to be brothers.  You ain’t nothing but a used car!

Keylow
Come on Snacks.  You know you don’t mean that.  How about you call her and tell her to meet us up at the racing spot and see if she is cool with us racing for her?

Snacks
I will call her, but if she gets mad then you got to tell her that it was your idea

Keylow
Ok deal.  It’s on

Snacks
Ok deal.  I will go call her

Keylow
Meet me at the race spot at 2pm
Snacks
See you at 2pm.

Snacks begins to speak about the call

Snacks
I called Rihanna.  She was mad.  She told me to go to the junkyard and that she didn’t like what I did.  She told me that she really likes me and I told her I loved her.  She also said she liked Keylow too and that she would let us race for her love.

Everyone arrives at the Junkyard.  Keylow tries to calm the situation down.

Keylow
Come one man.  We like brothers.  We shouldn’t be fighting over a girl car

Snacks
I don’t want to talk to you.  Let’s race!

The two roll up to the starting line.  Their engines begin to rev.  They begin to race. Two minutes into the race, they turn the corner and Keylow is ahead.  They keep racing for another minute.  Snacks is shaken up and stressing because he is behind Keylow with 10 miles left in the race

Snacks
(To Himself) I can’t let this dude beat me.  I can’t let him do this.  I got to win to show her that I love her. Keylow doesn’t even really like her.  I think if he wins, he’s gonna treat her like a used car.  He can’t treat her like I would treat her; like a fresh car off the lot with no scratches, fresh paint and no dents.  I got to win her love.
Keylow call snacks from his car phone

Snacks
What the hell do you want?  You’re ahead of me right now, but you better watch out because I’m coming up the rear!

Snacks hang up the phone.  Keylow calls ba
Keylow
Hold on man.  Don’t hang up.  I’m not calling to talk trash.  I want to talk to you about something.  I know you really love Rihanna, but I like her too.  I don’t know what to do

There is a silence over the phone.  Nobody speaks.  Keylow looks back in his rearview window and sees Snacks struggling behind him

Keylow
(To himself) I see a little brother in Snacks.  He’s right; he would treat Rihanna better than me.  I’m always on the road.  It’s not fair to take Rihanna away from her family and friends to go with me racing.  And I don’t know how she would feel about it.  I know snacks.  He’s not going to give up.  Sometimes loosing is winning.  I’m going to be a racer like my dad.  That’s my dream. Snacks dream is to have a family Rihanna.  Sometimes you just have to take one for the team.  I think we can both get what we want.

Keylow purposely turns the wrong way in the race.  Snacks doesn’t know what Keylow is doing, but keeps on moving

Snacks
I don’t know what he’s doing, but I don’t care

Snacks continue to race and eventually wins the race.  Once the race is done, Snacks confronts Keylow about what he did

Snacks
I know you blew the race on purpose.  Why did you do that?

While looking defeated, yet happy, Keylow takes a breath and answers Snacks

Keylow
I think you will treat Rihanna better than me

Snacks get his dream and have a family with Rihanna.  Keylow takes his little brother with him on the racing tour

 

THE END

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