Linda G. Hill

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174. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Wednesday, February 21st, 3:00pm
Colm and Harvey

 

Colm: I need to tell you …

Harvey: What? What is it?

Colm: I can’t do it anymore.

Harvey: Neither can I.

Colm: Seriously? I thought you’d be upset.

Harvey: No. I understand. Completely.

Colm: (exhales deeply) Good. To be honest, I was getting tired of putting on makeup and prancing around the living room until the neighbours called the cops.

Harvey: (stares) I thought you meant taking the bus!

Colm: Damn it.

 

Next stop: Thursday, February 22nd, 6:00pm

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173. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Tuesday, February 20th, 4:00pm
Jordan (and Brandon)

 

Jordan sits at the window. Brandon takes the seat beside him.

Brandon: Hey, man, haven’t seen you around. What you been up to?

Jordan: Oh, this and that.

Brandon: Yeah? How’d Valentine’s go with Marissa?

Jordan: It didn’t.

Brandon: It … what?

Jordan: It didn’t. I changed my mind.

Brandon: So, what did Marissa do?

Jordan: (shakes head) It’s over. She called me a pussy.

Brandon: That’s tough, bro.

Jordan: Yeah, whatever.

Brandon: Hey, you wanna go for a beer?

Jordan: May as well. Nothin’ better to do.

Brandon: ‘At’s my bro.

 

Next stop: Wednesday, February 21st, 3:00pm

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172. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Monday, February 19th, 8:00am
Michael (and DeeDee)

 

Michael sits at the window, reading. DeeDee takes the seat beside him.

DeeDee: (clears throat) Excuse me, sir?

Michael: I’m reading.

DeeDee: (shifts nervously in the seat) I’d like to interrupt you, if I may.

Michael: (looks up for the first time and does a double take) What for?

DeeDee: I’m sorry, but I’d like to ask you to help me. I’m doing a project for college, and I need to interview someone on the bus.

Michael: (smiles and closes his book on his lap) I’d be pleased to help out.

DeeDee: (exhales deeply) Thank you!

Michael observes her as she bends to pull a notepad out of her back pack.

DeeDee: (holds up finger) I’m almost ready.

Michael: Take your time.

DeeDee: Here we go. (straightens and holds a banana up to her mouth) First question: What would you say is the strangest thing you’ve ever seen on the bus? (moves the banana in Michael’s direction)

Michael: (hesitates) You’re … joking, right?

DeeDee: (brings the banana back) About what? (moves the banana out)

Michael: You’re interviewing me with a banana.

DeeDee: (brings the banana back) No I’m not. (holds up notepad) It’s a notepad.

Michael shakes his head and goes back to reading.

 

Next stop: Tuesday, February 20th, 4:00pm

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171. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Sunday, February 18th, 11:00am
MoJo and JoJo

 

MoJo: I tell ya, man, I’m really getting sick of winter.

JoJo: Me too, man. You betcha.

MoJo: We should seriously get a plane outta here.

JoJo: We should! Def!

MoJo: Where should we go?

JoJo: As far south as we can possibly get, man.

MoJo: Def.

JoJo: Like, the south pole, man.

MoJo: Whoa. Really? We can do that?

JoJo: Why not? I’ll get right on it. Soon as we get home!

MoJo: Cool, man! Let’s do it!

They high five each other.

JoJo: South pole, here we come!

MoJo: Book it!

 

Next stop: Monday, February 19th, 8:00am

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170. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Saturday, February 17th, 8:00pm
Edward and Lily

 

Edward: … so she threatened me with a stake.

Lily: No way!

Edward: Yes way!

Lily: I think we should get her before she gets us. She’s clearly dangerous.

Edward: What do you mean, “get her”?

Lily: You know, get her. Take her down. Down to the ground. Down INTO the ground, if you know what I mean.

Edward: No.

Lily: What do you mean, “no”?

Edward: You’ve got to stay away from her.

Lily: If you think I’m just going to sit by and wait for her to come along with a wooden stake, and…

Edward: I’ll take care of her. I’ll drain her and make her one of us. That’s what I’ll do.

Lily: But … I don’t want there to be another girl vampire. You’ve got me.

Edward: So?

Lily: So, you’ve got me!

Edward: You’re being irrational.

Lily: I’m being irrational? Edward, this girl might have friends. Next thing you know, they’ll be coming after us with torches and pitchforks!

Edward: You’re just jealous.

Lily: I’m … what? Me? Jealous? No way.

Edward: Yes way.

Lily:  (turns away, mumbling) You’re insane.

 

Next stop: Sunday, February 18th, 11:00am

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169. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, February 16th, 6:00pm
Clint (and Anna)

 

Clint sits at the window. Anna takes the seat beside him.

Anna: Bus is busy today.

Clint: (drawing himself up straight) This ain’t busy.

Anna: It’s not?

Clint: Li’l missy, I seen busy buses, and this bus ain’t busy.

Anna: Huh.

Clint: Yep. I bin up an’ down this country on buses. I bin west to east an back ag’in. I bin …

Anna: … ridin’ the steel horse?

Clint: (lowers brow and stares into her eyes) You’re a li’l smarty pants, ain’t you missy.

Anna: Who me? Nah.

Clint adjusts himself and stares out the window into the distance.

 

Next stop: Saturday, February 17th, 8:00pm

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168. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Note: Strong language

Thursday, February 15th, 6:00pm
Andrea (and Lacey)

 

Andrea sits at the window. Lacey takes the seat beside her.

Andrea: Oh. My. God. Lace, you won’t believe what happened.

Lacey: Lay it on me.

Andrea: You know that guy, right? That, like, Edward guy?

Lacey: The one you’re …

Andrea: The one I’m in love with, right. Anyway, I saw him on yesterday. Right here on the bus. Can you believe it? And so we’re making a date with it being, like, Valentine’s, and everything is going great, and then, get this: I mentioned going out for a steak and he took off!

Lacey: No!

Andrea: He jumped right … out … the fuckin’ … window!

Lacey: No. Way.

Andrea: WAY! Can you imagine? He’s, like, so scared of me now, that he jumps out the window of a moving bus!

Lacey: It was moving?

Andrea: YES! You’d think a vampire would be able to handle a little steak, so, like, it’s gotta be me.

Lacey: Wait, what kind of stake?

Andrea: (eyes wide) NO!

 

Next stop: Friday, February 16th, 6:00pm

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