DOGS IN THE HOOD

 

By

 

Raymon H.

 

 

Characters:    Mone Bands the pit bull, age 18

                        Bang Bro the Rottweiler, age 17

 

Setting:  Doghouse in the Fillmore where the dogs are dying young by dog fights and dog catchers putting dogs to sleep.

 

Time:  Hot sunny day in the summer.

 

At Rise:  Mone Bands going crazy rippin’ up the doghouse lookin’ for his brother.


 

 

Mone Bands

 

Man, where the hell is this boy at?  (looking outside)  Yo, did you see my lil bro? 

 

Never mind, there he go right there.  What’s up, bro?  Why you out the doghouse

 

without tellin’ nobody?  You know you can get killed out here.

 

 

Bang Bro

 

Come on, dude.  I don’t need to tell you when I’m coming out.  I’m not your kid.  You

 

don’t need to keep an eye on me.  Nobody gettin’ killed out here when I’m outside.

 

 

Mone Bands

 

Bro, I’m just lookin’ out for you.  You think it’s safe out here when you got dogs deals

 

goin’ bad?  I’m just tellin’ you the opps is rolling.  They trying to put us to sleep. 

 

Mom wants me to get you out of the hood and move to a safer spot where you can

 

get a new start.

 

 

 

Bang Bro

 

I’m not going nowhere.  I’m stayin’ here.  You think I care about safe?  I don’t care

 

about that.  All my dogs is in this hood and that’s all I got.  You don’t really know

 

what’s going on out here.  I’m eating out here and if you don’t like it, stay out of my

 

way.  And mom don’t know what she talkin’ about.  I’m staying here.

 

 

Mone Bands

 

            Bro, you don’t get it.  What you doing out here is what got our dad locked up

 

in that dog pound.  So what if you go the same way?  How will that make mom

 

feel to find out that she will never see her youngest son never again?  You really

 

need to put a stop to what you doing out here.  You is my only brother and I will

 

do whatever it takes to help you see success.

 

 

Bang Bro

 

I don’t care about what dad did.  However dad got locked up, that’s on him.  I’m not

 

doing shit wrong but takin’ care of my family.  The hood look up to me so I’m not

 

just bout to give up on my homies out here.  We all we need.

 

 

Mone Bands

 

I’m going to tell you one last time that you’re not stayin’ out here.  When it’s time to

 

go, you’re coming with me.  And if you think you not coming, I’m going to put them

 

dogs paws on you and you know how I can get when it’s time to throw them paws.

 

I’m the big brother here.  I’m runnin’ the show right now.  What mom wants me to

 

do, I’m gonna get it done.  We’ll be leaving in the morning so be ready and I’m not

 

playin’.

Bang Bro

 

But bro, all this that I’m doin’ out here, I’m not about to give up on my homies.  They

 

love me out here.  If I go with you, my squad gonna think I’m a sucka.  I’m sorry, bro,

 

but I can’t go.  I got too much love out here in this hood.  I been here from day one. 

 

I don’t think I can go, man.  I will be back in the house later.  Get out of my way.

 

 

Mone Bands

 

Yeah, you don’t got to come back here.  Go stay at your homies’ house, you lil punk.

 

 

Bang Bro

 

Oh, ok, now I’m a punk because I don’t want to go with you?   LOL, you funny.

 

(Bang Bro leaves the house and shots start ringing off:  POP!  POP!  POP! 

Mone Bands runs outside and sees his brother laying in his own blood, shot in the leg.  He helps Bang Bro to his feet.)

 

Mone Bands

 

Bro, is you aight?  Who did this?  Mom, get out here!  Bro hit, call 911!

 

 

Bang Bro

 

I think you was right, I do need to get out of here.  My own homies did this to me. 

 

They seen me walkin’ out and hit me 3 times.  I think they don’t want me out here no

 

more.  I just need to let it go, man.  Forget the hood.  I’m out.  They don’t love me out

 

here.

 

Mone Bands

 

Bro, what did I tell you?  Nobody care about you out here.  What I want you to do is

 

stay strong, man.  I love you, bro.  Stay strong.

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