DARK IN HERE, A Quick Comedy


INT. BEDROOM - DAY
A MOTHER and her LOVER are having sex. A NOISE.

INT. HALL - A SECOND LATER
Wrapping her robe on, the MOTHER meets her nine-year old SON coming in from baseball WHACKING his ball into his glove. She kisses him, hugs him and puts him into a closet.

INT. CLOSET - CONTINUOUS
Her SON stands there in the dark. SOUNDS OF SEX O.S.

INT. BEDROOM - MEANWHILE
The MOTHER and her LOVER are doing it. A NOISE. She looks out the window.

INT. HALL - A SECOND LATER
The MOTHER hurries her LOVER into the closet. Her HUSBAND COMES IN. She hugs him.

INT. CLOSET - MEANWHILE
The SON and the LOVER stand there. SOUNDS OF TALK O.S.

SON
Dark in here.
(no answer)
I have a baseball.
(no answer)
Want to buy it?
(no answer; makes to leave)
OK, I’ll ask my dad.

LOVER
(holds him there)
How much?

SON
Two hundred and fifty dollars.

Pause. The Lover takes out his money and counts it.

INT. FRONT HALL - ANOTHER DAY
The SON comes in from baseball with the glove. His MOTHER in her robe kisses him and puts him in the closet.

INT. CLOSET - MOMENTS LATER
The SON stands there. The door OPENS and his MOTHER pushes her LOVER in. They stand there. VOICES O.S.

SON
Dark in here.
(no answer)
I’ve got a glove.
(no answer)
Want to buy it?

LOVER
How much?

SON
Seven hundred and fifty dollars.

Pause. The Lover nods and reaches into his pocket.

INT. FRONT HALL - ANOTHER DAY
The SON is on his way out, his FATHER coming in.

FATHER
Want to throw the ball around?

SON
I sold it. And my glove.

FATHER
You sold them? For how much?

SON
A thousand dollars.

FATHER
That’s not honest! They’re not worth that! I hope you’re going to tell this in your next confession!


INT. CHURCH - ANOTHER DAY
The FATHER comes out of a confessional and nods at his SON, who GOES IN.

INT. CONFESSIONAL - DAY
The SON kneels by the screen.

SON
Dark in here.
 

The PRIEST turns his face into the light: he is the LOVER.

LOVER
Don’t start that shit again.
 


Also by Robert MacLean, the "Toby" books,
Will You Please Fuck Off? at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonITAmazonES and Smashwords;
Foreign Matter at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonITAmazonES and Smashwords; 
Total Moisture at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonITAmazonES and Smashwords; 
and these, too,
Mortal Coil: A Comedy of Corpses at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DE, AmazonIT and AmazonES;
The President's Palm Reader: A Washington Comedy at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazonIT and AmazonES; and
Greek Island Murder at Amazon USAmazon UKAmazon FRAmazon DEAmazon IT and Amazon ES.

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