A Play by Uluao

CHARACTERS:

“HEEM”- the stick  5 yrs old

“GOON”-the snake 5 yrs old

RELATIONSHIP: Best Friends

SETTING:

In the jungle by a rice field A windy day.  It’s filled with brushes, trees, smelly swamp, humid.

TIME:

Late August-Evening time 1986

AT RISE:  


HEEM

Yo Goon slide through so we could talk.
 
GOON

(curious) What’s good man? What’s on yo mind?

HEEM

Well tha first thing is dat I just got word from trusty the rock that a  hurricane called King Kong is coming through and is about to tear this thang up.

GOON

(looking around curious about what heem just said) Fo real?

HEEM

Fo real homie… so what’s good you think you could give me a ride to tha safe side in about 30 minutes?

GOON

Why would you ask a question like dat for? You know you da homie. I got you. (looks around curiously at what he just saw)

HEEM

(also curiously looks at what goon is looking at)What are you looking at playa?
GOON

Man I think I just spotted m dinner moving down the way and you know I’m starving so imma bout to wait til my dinner arrive then we gonna slither our way to safety.  Aiet?
                                                           
HEEM

(A little irritated) Hold up homie… what do you mean we gonna wait? You know hurricane king kong is coming rite?

GOON

(half joking) Yeah I know remember you the one who told me. Duh…(laughs a little)
HEEM

Getting a little angry) Man it’s nothing to laugh about here we gotta get outta here before it come.

GOON

(getting serious) Aiet,aiet, aiet… Don’t get your roots all tangled up up…we’re gonna go after I eat bout say 5 rats! Besides they should be coming any time soon…

HEEM

(calming his nerves he takes a deep breath) Man aiet..tell them little ugly thangs to hurry up.

GOON

(looking at heem with a grin) If I could, I would…(chuckles) ……(serious) there’s something else on your mind ain’t it?

HEEM

Family…my family is on my mind.  I miss them like crazy.  I want to be with them a part of the house that the villagers in Vietnam build ..but the thing is I can’t

GOON
(interested) Why not?

HEEM

(getting emotional) Don’t you see? I’m not well developed yet to be with them…that’s why I was used as a walking stick…Then when they was done with me they stabbed me here on top of your nesting ground when we became homies

GOON

(surprised) Damn man.. sorry to hear.  I had a father once….but  he neglected me at a young age… dats whyI wanna try to find him before my time expire so I could get to know him a little better and then find a lady friend so we could mate so my blood

HEEM

Yeah I could dig it. (a little shocked) and what you mean before your time expire?

GOON

(surprised that heem caught what he said) (takes a deep breath)  I never told nobody dis but I’m dying in 4 months because I lost so much venom.  My lil brah died from the same thing I’m dying from…dats why I’m trying fulfill everything I can.
                                                           
HEEM

You and me both… so what good we still on for the ride to the other side?

GOON

Fa sholy! (looking ahead) I’ll be damned look heem.

HEEM

(smiling) just in the nick of time… here they come.

GOON

(exciting) this one look good (he takes a bite) mmmm… it is..mmmm …yummmmmie

HEEM

(looks disgusted) Nasty as hell…..are you done?

GOON

(burps hella loud) Yep… hit the spot (laughs)

HEEM

(happy) are you ready slither?
                                                           
GOON

(yawns) Slither? Oh boy I think that’s going to be a problem.

HEEM

(confused) A problem? What you mean a problem?  I thought you said we was going to go after you eat all those damn cheese eaters?

GOON

(Irritated)  I know I did. Don’t we got time so I could digest a little (laugh a little) I think I’m as wide as them

HEEM

(getting angry) you are as wide as them you foo… and NO! you don’t got time (take a deep breath)  Actually we both don’t got time.

GOON

(curious) why would say that?

HEEM

(annoyed yelling) Hmmmm….let me see…maybe because your dying and I still need time to develop GOSH!

GOON

Man what’s all the yelling for? I know what needs to be done and I’m a snake of my word.

HEEM

(deep breath) Don’t hiss about it be about it. Man what’s wrong with you? All of a sudden you look like a nervous wreck?

GOON

(starring heem in his 2 lumps /eyes) maybe because I AM! Aiet? Maybe I’m scared you know…scared before I die even get to fulfill what I need to fulfill.

   HEEM

You know your not the only one that’s scared. I’m scared too that my family might be taken away from me before I even get there.

(Goon goes to pick Heem up with his mouth) 

HEEM

(confused) Hey, hey What you doing?

GOON

We’re getting ready to go ….(accidentally snap him in half) OPPS!

HEEM

AHHH! What tha heck! Don’t tell me you just did ….I thought you just did.  AHHH!
                                                           
GOON

(feeling sorry) Yes, I just did.

HEEM

I said don’t tell me! Oh my goofiness!

GOON

Now how am I suppose to carry both of you?  Now this going to be a very big problem

HEEM

You think!  With hurricane king kong on it’s way and everything.

GOON

(shaking his head) hold on…just hold on let me think…

HEEM

You thought of something yet?

GOON

Oh my, my how clumsy could I get? Damn man you know I didn’t mean to snap you in half …right?
(silence)

GOON

Oh my gosh! Please don’t let him be dead man I love my homie like he was my family….as a matter of fact he is my family (sobbing)

HEEM

I love you too homie…now that was very touching (laughing a little)
GOON

(embarrassed) Awww man ..now that stuff you just pulled it’s totally not cool (laughs a little) don’t tell nobody about this or I’ll stick you deeper into the ground where you get stuck and be a new roof overy my head (laughs)

HEEM

Don’t worry I wont tell anybody

(They both see a tiger walking by)

HEEM

AYE!  Tony the tiger! Have you ever met a snake that get all emotional?

GOON

Hey! Wat tha heck I thought I told you not to tell anyone?

HEEM

I did…Didn’t I?

(they feel a hard breeze coming from tha opposite direction and look)
HEEM

(looking scared) you felt that?
                                                           
GOON

(nervous) yeah I did

HEEM

You know it’s time to say good bye? (sobbing) Aiet, I love you homie and imma see wherever I’m gonna see you (looking to the sky )
(silence)……………………………………..

HEEM

(curious) Goon?
(heem looks down but goon is gone)

GOON

I said I love you I never said I was gonna die with you…See Ya (angrily) I knew I should never trusted A SNAKE…

(hurricane king kong finally hits and Heem the stick passes away)

THE END

 

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