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The Tragic Backstabbing Bat and Dog

By Quany

 

Characters:

TRAGIC the DOG, 4 years old

TRAGIC got shot in the left eye, half of his tail is gone because he go jumped by some raccoons, and his hind left paw is sacred from cutting hisself hopping a gate.

BLACK the BAT, 8 years old

BLACK’s right wing is injured from a lemon that fell on her when he was talking to TRAGIC. (She can still fly by not longer than 15 minutes).

Setting:

A backyard of a trap house green grass, a fence with a hole that’s the size of a chair for a small child. White paint covers the exterior of the wooden house but due to extreme weather conditions some of the paint washed away revealing the old brown wood. The door and windows seem to be boarded up. He lives in a couch with a hole in it covered with tarp. The couch is family sized and is right next to a lemon tree. The couch is big enough for him to stand and fit one more dog. When he walks out he sees grass then the pavement that leads him to a

door that enters the house. The backyard is surrounded by a old wooden fence that was once light brown. The rain and fungus from the trees made the fence dark brown with light green spots. Leaning on the fence is 2 rusted mountain bikes, a BBQ pit, and 3 trashcans 1 blue, 1 black, and 1 green.

Time:

4:00pm Sunday end of fall.

At Rise:

TRAGIC is sitting on the couch while BLACK is standing on a low branch sticking out of the tree. The cool wind blowing through their hair as they begin to converse.

 

BLACK

Wassup Tragic.

TRAGIC

(Turns to swift)

Wasspopin negro

BLACK

Nun much just chillin with my dawg How bout you T?

TRAGIC

Nun much just hangin around

BLACK

What you finna do today?

TRAGIC

(Testing BLACK)

Iono yet I was gonna ask you the same thing.

BLACK

I was just gonna go on a little trip to the forest you slidin?

TRAGIC

For what? ….What’s out there.

BLACK

Just taking a little trip…get out of the house.

TRAGIC

(Playing the helpless role)

I was wondering if you could run to the store and get some bones.

BLACK

(Not sure what to say) I was just about to leave.

TRAGIC

(regularly)

Yea to tha store and get me a half ounce of bacon treats from tyrone.

BLACK

Why can’t you do it.

TRAGIC

Because you are…clown.

BLACK

What’s the matter with you?

TRAGIC

Nun why?

BLACK

You actin different.

TRAGIC

I’m good I’m just about to go meet up with this one lil aah Namsayin

BLACK

Ahh?

TRAGIC

Yeah shorty, bunz, lul mam, thoterpop, Juke/

BLACK

(jealous)

Oh…really well have fun

TRAGIC

Say no moe B

BLACK

(speechless)

Are…are you foreal

TRAGIC

Duhh what I got to lie bout. This opportunity don’t come to often for a playa like myself. Plus Shawty’s foreign.

BLACK

Before you go can you at least drop me off at the forest.

TRAGIC

Now why would I do that if you could just fly there?

BLACK

I feel safer when you around.

TRAGIC

(joking)

Look at me do I look like I feel safe

BLACK

(Observing TRAGIC)

Close enough

TRAGIC

I gotta go it’s getting late

BLACK

(Trying to bribe him)

I’ll go to the store.

TRAGIC

I don’t have time. And why do you want to go to the forest so bad?

BLACK

(Serious)

Ok look…I’m going to find this magic conch shell.

TRAGIC

Well what that gotta do with me? If you want it that bad you betta get to flapping.

BLACK

(Angrily)

You don’t nun, you aint nun, you aint gone ever be nun

TRAGIC

Is that right

BLACK

100

TRAGIC

You fooled me you crazy bat

BLACK

(Angrily)

That’s why you got jumped by my cousin slick and his homies.

TRAGIC

You mean him and his “dead homies”

BLACK

(unsure)

Yea right he ain’t dead.

TRAGIC

(nodding to the trashcans)

Life that black trash bin open.

(BLACK walking toward it and opens it, gasping at the 3 dead raccoons)

TRAGIC

(proven his point)

Told you.

BLACK

(expressing her feelings)

How could you do such a thing. I love you were best friends I’ve never back stabbed you before. And this is what you do.

TRAGIC

(understanding her pain)

Ok look Ima keep 3,000 wit you…what I did to them was wrong and I understand if you wanna leave but just know I was defending myself and I’m sorry. I love you and hope you forgive me.

BLACK

(hurting inside)

You just gave me the perfect reason to sacrifice you like I was planning to once I got my little claws on it.

TRAGIC

(sadness turning into anger)

You sacrifice me. I just poured my heart out and this is what you do. You plot on your best friend. You gotta bounce, skip, fly, skate, slide up outta here before I lose it.

BLACK

(with a forgiven heart)

I never said I was I thought about tho. You really pushed me.

TRAGIC

(Angrily)

That’s why I was about to leave this rotten, old, dirty place to meet up with my new babygirl and start a new life. You were out of the picture you backstabbing bat.

BLACK

(Shocked)

Your bluffing you coward.

TRAGIC

(Standing over B looking vicious)

You make me sick to my stomach. The only reason I haven’t killed you yet is because my mom would be ashamed.

BLACK

(Scared)

I’m sorry T. I don’t know what I was thinking I was just determined to become a fish. I didn’t care what the cost was.

TRAGIC

(Thinking of his mom)

I just miss my mom part of me just wants to let go but I have just a little bit of hope to hold onto.

BLACK

(Feeling sorry)

I’ll never plot on you ever again. Your loyalty is worth more than my wants.

TRAGIC

How would I know if you’re telling me the truth or not if after these years, you’ve plotted against me?

BLACK

Because of I really wanted that, I wouldn’t have told you about it, I would have just done it.

TRAGIC

Well you did try to convince me to got to the forest with you and…

BLACK

To keep it 1,000 wit you, I don’t like when we argue and I never found out how to tell you this but…

TRAGIC

What are you talking about?

BLACK

I think we should get together and start a new life.

TRAGIC

I thought about it and I considered it, but I never spoke on it.

BLACK

Really?

TRAGIC

Of course. I thought about starting a new life with someone I can be honest with but I never knew this person was in front of me all these years.

BLACK

I can’t believe this is really happening. You got me all in my feelings.

TRAGIC

Are you sure you want to do this?

BLACK

100%. What about you?

TRAGIC

You know what I was thinkin?

BLACK

What?

TRAGIC

There’s only one thing that’s holding me back.

BLACK

What is that?

TRAGIC

It’s just rules, regulations, part of the game/

BLACK

/What do you mean?

TRAGIC

I can’t possibly spend my life with someone who tried to backstab me. Especially a crazy bat like yourself.

BLACK

I said I was sorry please.

TRAGIC

Just because you say sorry or please don’t mean it changed a thing. I can’t be with someone who tried to set the play.

BLACK

What are you saying?

TRAGIC

What I’m saying is…

BLACK

What?

TRAGIC

Boonkgang. Whole lotta dog bones.

(TRAGIC walks away. BLACK sits there, speechless.)

END OF PLAY.



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