Lovers of Friends
Written By: Travis J.
Mentored By: Javier R.
Program: Each One Reach One
Dates: September 10th-22nd, 2012
Description: Is this Love that I’m feeling?
By Travis J.
CHARACTERS: Fresh the Track Rat, Male, age 19 years old
Twinkle the Mouse, Female, age 18 years old (Fresh Best friend)
SETTING: An abandoned NYC Subway tracks on the 7th platform. Fresh lives next to the third light on the right and Twinkle lives up the tracks in an abandoned birdhouse. You inhale a lot of cat piss grass; it’s really grimy, full of snakes and thugged out hamsters, with a few jay cats. You see young rats shooting rocks. You hear loud skates riding around on big shinny wheels. You see dim, yellow lights coming from the top of the ceiling. On the tracks, you see slumped out track rats from taking too much white rat poison.
TIME: 2:00 am on a summer night
AT RISE: You see Fresh with an all white hat coughing from Cat piss grass outside of Twinkles house. He has a lime green sweater on with lime green and white shoes. He enters Twinkle’s House
What’s up Twink?
Nothing; where have you been at?
On the track with hamsters and the gophers
Naw, I’m finna go meet up with Candy
Psssss; why are you always with her?
(Funny) Don’t worry about it. I run this!
I can’t believe you. You know I am leaving in the morning
right? Are you coming with me?
I can’t just up and leave everything around me like that
I know you are talking about Candy. You know she just
wants you for your cheese
Ain’t no one thinking about her
So can we talk about this?
There’s nothing to talk about
Twinkle breaks down
I can’t hold back my feelings anymore. For all of these
years we have been friends, you can’t tell that I really
Are you sure? How long? Why?
You couldn’t tell since I was 13 years old? Why do you
think I stood by you all of this time?
I thought we were supposed to be friends. Plus, I need a
mouse who loves me for me and not my cheese
Well, sorry to tell you this but I stick by no track rat.
Why you think I get jealous when I see you with those hood
rats? Don’t you want to live a better life than this?
Don’t you want to see beyond the track? There’s more to
life than selling poison & wearing flashy jewelry while
driving foreign skates on big shinny rims
Fresh gets quiet
You know I do. But how do you think I will feel just
Don’t you get it? Life is too short
To keep it real, I like you a lot too. But I just never
wanted to mess up our friendship. Why you think you’re the
only mouse that got a leaf to my house?
Well, why you didn’t say nothing?
Because; look how long we’ve known each other for
Well, could we start now by keeping it real? I’m leaving
in the morning and I think you should come with me. I don’t
want to see you floating in the gutter with your snout two
feet away from you like my brother. It’s nothing but bad
All this just happened all of a sudden. I need time to
think about this
I don’t want to have to leave without you Fresh
We don’t have cheese like that to make this move
Well, I’ve been stacking my cheddar for a minute now
Well, I got a few blocks of cheese
Why don’t we put that together and get a spot overlooking
central park inside this tree I seen that Keke the Squirrel
told me about.
If your love is willing to be as strong as mine, then we
could make this happen
So lets leave in the morning and take everything
Wait, I’m going to get the rest of my clothes on the track
and I’ll be back in an hour
I don’t think you should. It doesn’t feel right. There’s a
lot going over there right now
Ain’t nothing going to happen too me. I’m taking my mouse
trap with me!
Fresh begins to leave
I love you
Love you too boo!
Fresh exits and heads over to the track. He pulls up and
sees Geezy the Gopher. Fresh hops out of his skate and
goes into his house. When he comes out, someone pulls a
mouse trap on him. Next day, Twinkle hears over the “rat-
i-o” that “a young rodent by the name of Frankie, aka
“Fresh” was found by the gutter with his skates on crates
and tongue on the dashboard. There are no Suspects.”
Twinkle cries and takes her cheese and the cheese Fresh
left her and moves to San Francisco to marry a lab rat.
But she never forgets her true love Fresh, RESTING IN
END OF PLAY