Linda G. Hill

Life in progress


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225. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, April 13th, 5:00pm
Candice (and Justin)

 

Candice sits at the window. Justin takes the seat beside her.

Candice: Hey loverboy, long time no see.

Justin: Yeah, I’ve been working on getting out of my contract with Mr. Splin … that guy I was working for.

Candice: You free now then?

Justin: Just about.

Candice: Great. Madam’s looking for a bouncer at the dungeon. You interested?

Justin: Do you think she’d hire me, me being a client and all?

Candice: I don’t see why not. You might have to stop being a client though.

Justin frowns.

Candice: (smiles) I can take care of you privately if you like.

Justin: (smiles back) When can I start?

 

Next stop: Saturday, April 14th, 3:00pm

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206. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Sunday, March 25th, 10:00am
Justin (and Maribel)

 

Justin sits at the window. Maribel takes the seat beside him.

Maribel: Hi.

Justin: Hello. Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

Maribel: That’s what I thought.

Justin: Really?

Maribel: Yeah. You follow Karla on Facebook.

Justin: I don’t even know a Karla.

Maribel: Sure you do. She showed me your picture.

Justin: Errr …

Maribel: She told me you assaulted her on the bus.

Justin: No way! I have no idea what you’re talking about.

Maribel: Then how come you said you thought you knew me from somewhere?

Justin: I didn’t say that.

Maribel: Yes you did.

Justin: No, I said I thought I knew someone who looks like you.

Maribel: No you didn’t.

Justin: Look, lady, I don’t know where you get off accusing me of shit I didn’t do. I think you should go sit somewhere else.

Maribel takes out her cell phone and holds it up.

Justin: What are you doing?

Maribel: Nothing.

Justin: Did you take my picture?

Maribel: No. I’m moving now. Bye.

Maribel changes seats. Justin gets off the bus.

 

Next stop: Monday, March 26th, 6:00pm

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145. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Tuesday, January 23rd, 7:00pm
Candice (and Justin)

 

Candice sits at the window. Justin takes the seat beside her.

Justin: Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

Candice: Maybe.

Justin: Yeah, from that place there.

Candice: I go a lot of places.

Justin: Yeah, it’s … (puts his hands over his face) Ugh. I can’t do this anymore.

Candice: Do what?

Justin: I’m working for this guy who uses me to swindle money out of women. I just … can’t. Sure, they get a lot of pleasure out of it by the time I’m through with them. But it’s just not fair.

Candice: (pats his knee) There, there. I understand.

Justin: You do?

Candice: I kind of do the same thing.

Justin: (speaks an octave higher) You do?

Candice: (nods) Mmhm.

Justin: Huh.

Candice: Listen, just how bad do you feel about what you’ve done?

Justin: Pretty bad.

Candice: Bad enough that you’d like to be punished?

Justin: (smiles shyly) Kinda.

Candice: (grins) In that case, have I got a treat for you.

 

Next stop: Wednesday, January 24th, 5:00pm

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132. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Wednesday, January 10th, 8:00pm
Justin and Mr. Splindle

 

Mr Splindle: So what’s the damage?

Justin: I beg your pardon?

Mr. Splindle: How much did you get out of the old lady last night?

Justin: A couple thou.

Mr. Splindle: That’s my boy! You’re gonna go far.

Justin: I’m not so sure about this deal …

Mr. Splindle: No! You’ve done good! All you need is a little confidence in yourself. Tell you what. We’ll head out to the peeler bars tonight, get you good and happy, and then tomorrow you can start off fresh. What do you say?

Justin stares quietly.

Mr. Splindle: There’s a lot of money in it for you, son.

Justin: But … It’s dishonest.

Mr. Splindle: (regarding him with a frown) Think of it this way. What you did last night was no more dishonest than what that woman is doing to our poor government. She’s no more disabled than you or I.

Justin: But she did seem a little …

Mr. Splindle: A little what? Gimpy? All an act! (laughs) You’ve got to learn when someone’s having you on, my boy. But I’ll teach you. Yes, my son, you’ve got a lot to learn.

Justin: Mr. Splindle?

Mr. Splindle: Yes lad?

Justin: I’m not your son.

Mr. Splindle: (chuckles) It’s an affectation, my boy. Besides, at the rate you’re going it’s only a matter of time before we’re just like family. Don’t you think? Now let’s go get ourselves some ass!

 

Next stop: Thursday, January 11th, 6:00pm

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131. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Tuesday, January 9th, 3:00pm
Fiona (and Justin)

 

Fiona sits by the window. Justin takes the seat beside her.

Justin: Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

Fiona: You talkin’ to me?

Justin: Yeah. I’ve seen you somewhere before.

Fiona: No kiddin’.

Justin: Don’t you work at the mall or something?

Fiona: Who me? Nah. I’ve been on disability for two years. Had a car accident.

Justin: That’s terrible. Do you want to go for a coffee?

Fiona: (pauses for a moment) Are you joking? I’m old enough to be your mother.

Justin: Yeah, and?

Fiona: Okay then. But I’ve gotta warn ya, I think I’m comin’ down with a cold. That scares some people off.

Justin: I don’t mind.

Fiona: (smiles) Brave lad.

 

Next stop: Wednesday, January 10th, 8:00pm

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107. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Saturday, December 16th, 4:00pm
Karla (and Justin)

 

Karla sits at the window. Justin takes the seat beside her.

Justin: Hey, don’t I know you from somewhere?

Karla: (glances up briefly from her cell phone) Nope.

Justin: I’m sure I do. Do you live around here?

Karla: (without looking up) Nope.

Justin: It’s Karla, right?

Karla: (without looking up) Nope.

Justin: Then why do you call yourself “Karla” on Facebook?

Karla: (looks at him) How do you know that?

Justin points at her phone.

Karla: (turning her back to the window to hide her phone, holding it in front of her face) Stop being so nosy.

Justin: You don’t get it, do you?

Karla: Don’t get what?

Justin: Everyone knows everyone.

Karla: (nose to her phone, typing madly) I don’t know you.

Justin: But all your friends will. You just took my picture.

Karla: No I didn’t.

Justin: (snatching her phone) Yes you did.

Karla: Fuck off, give it back.

Justin: Take my picture off it.

Karla: (snatches phone back) Fine!

Justin: (sits quietly for a moment, then turns to her) Friend me on Facebook?

Karla: (without looking up from her phone) Sure, what’s your name?

 

Next stop: Sunday, December 17th, 4:00am

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100. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, December 9th, 4:00pm
Trish (and Justin)

 

Trish sits by the window. Justin takes the seat beside her.

Justin: (turns head nonchalantly, then raises eyebrows) Don’t I know you from somewhere?

Trish shakes her head vigorously and leans away.

Justin: Sure. You’re that girl I saw at Dave Brown’s party last week.

Trish: I don’t go to parties.

Justin: No way. Really?

Trish shakes her head.

Justin: I coulda sworn … (stares down the aisle for a moment, then turns back to her) Hey, d’you want to go to a movie with me?

Trish: No.

Justin: Coffee?

Trish: I don’t drink coffee.

Justin: What do you do?

Trish: I’m a Mormon.

Justin: Can I at least get your number?

Trish: No.

Justin: (shakes head) Jeez, sorry, I forgot. Mormons don’t have phones.

Trish rolls her eyes and looks out the window.

 

Next stop: Sunday, December 10th, 10:00am

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