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116. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Monday, December 25th, 3:00am
Cass (and Mortimer)

 

Cass sits at the window, second seat on the left. Mortimer takes the seat at the window, second seat on the right.

Cass: Oh God, not you again.

Mortimer: Who else would show up today?

Cass: Haven’t I been through enough without you pestering me again and again about how I shouldn’t have gone out with that guy?

Mortimer: The one who stabbed you seventeen times to death?

Cass: (rolls eyes) Don’t remind me.

Mortimer: You think you’ve got it bad. I died of a heart attack on this very… you’re mocking me.

Cass: (ceasing to mime his words) As if I hadn’t heard it all before. Do you have any idea what it’s like to get haunted by a senile ghost every Christmas?

Mortimer: And do you have any idea what it’s like for me to have to come back every Hallowe’en and relive your murder?

Cass: (snorts and looks at his reflection in the window. Speaks sarcastically) Oh look. There’s Scrooge.

Mortimer: (mumbles) Humbug.

 

Next stop: Tuesday, December 26th, 10:00am

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61. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Tuesday, October 31st, 10:00pm
Mortimer (and Hillary)

 

Mortimer sits at the window. Hillary takes the seat beside him.

Mortimer: I used to drive this bus.

Hillary: I beg your pardon?

Mortimer: I was a bus driver. This used to be my bus.

Hillary: That’s nice.

Mortimer: Yes, back in nineteen-seventy-three.

Hillary: I didn’t think the bus was that old.

Mortimer: (smiles) She looks good for her age, doesn’t she?

Hillary: I guess.

Mortimer: A girl died on this bus. Right in the seat across the aisle, as a matter of fact.

Hillary: Huh.

Mortimer: Her boyfriend stabbed her seventeen times.

Hillary: That’s awful. Were you driving the bus that day?

Mortimer: I was. It was a horrible thing indeed. In fact it was Hallowe’en night. Forty-four years ago today.

Hillary: (stares over at the second seat on the left) Creepy. You must have nightmares. (turns back to look at him) I …

Mortimer is gone.

 

Next stop: Wednesday, November 1st, 7:00pm

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