DID YOU STICK HER IN THE TRUNK?
Madeline Island, part of the Apostle Islands of Lake Superior. The Witching Hour. Moon and Alma have summoned Whiz, a ghost- who has knocked out Moon and cast a spell on Alma. For more, see previous posts.
ALMA(dreamily) Where’d that car come from? It’s beautiful. (shivers) It’s freezing.
Whiz takes off her jacket, puts it on Alma, who is clearly dazed and confused.
ALMA (cont’d)Thanks. Hey! Let’s take a ride. I got to get in that car- it’ll take me where I need to go- won’t it? Won’t it, lady? Why don’t you talk? Well, whatever. I’m getting in the car, and going where I’m going, and you need to come with me. Don’t ask me why I know, I just do. So come on!
Alma runs off. After a moment, we hear the phantom car peel out and drive off. Moon groans, sits up.
MOONWhat happened? (looks around) Where’s Alma?
Whiz shrugs, looks over at the trunk.
MOON (cont’d)Did you stick her in the trunk? What is wrong with you, lady? I swear to God, if you hurt her-
Moon runs over to the trunk, looks in.
MOON (cont’d)What the...what is that? Is that...Holy Crap..it is, isn’t it? Hello? Not the chatty type, are you? Well, listen up, Spooky- this trunk is mine. I found it, fair and square, and everything inside of it is mine. And I am taking that- (points into trunk)- and then you’re telling me where Alma is. Or I’m calling the cops! Got it?
Moon reaches into the trunk, tries to pull something out, but it’s stuck.
MOON (cont’d)What is this, super-glued in there or something? (pulls harder) Come on, come to daddy! (pulls harder, then climbs into the trunk to get better footing) Ow! Something bit me! Damn it! (tries again to pull the thing loose) Ow! Bit me again!
Moon kneels deeper in the trunk, trying to pry whatever it is loose. As he does, Whiz walks over and slams the lid shut.
MOON (cont’d)Hey! What the hell do you think you’re doing? Open up! Hello? Lady? Come on, let me out! Oh my God, it stinks in here! Hello? Lady? Listen, I won’t call the cops, okay? Just let me out of here! Lady? Hey! Let me out, or I swear to God I will kick your ass! I am not kidding! You are in for a world of hurt! Lady? Let me out of here!
The phantom car is heard pulling up, and a car door is heard opening and closing.
MOON (cont’d)Hello? Hey, over here! Anyone? Hello!!! This crazy lady has locked me in this trunk.! Hello? Help!
After a beat, Alma runs on.
ALMAAre you coming or not?
MOONAlma? Alma! I’m in the trunk! The crazy lady locked me in here! Alma, you won’t believe what I got in here! It’s awesome! Come on, baby- get me out of here, and our troubles are over!
ALMA(to Whiz) Lady, I am heading out in my new ride. And you’re coming with me, and I’m gonna film the whole thing on my Android. It’s gonna be like Thelma and Louise meet Ghost Hunters meet NASCAR. It’s perfect.
MOONAlma! Can’t you hear me? I’m in the trunk!
Whiz walks to Alma, and they start to leave.
ALMAWait...I’m forgetting something.
MOONMe! You’re forgetting me, Alma! Get me out of here!
ALMASomething...I don’t know...
MOONMoon! Me! You’re boyfriend!
ALMAYou ever have something right on the tip of your tongue but you can’t place it?
ALMAI’ll probably wake up in the middle of the night and remember. Come on!
Alma and Whiz walks off. After a moment, the phantom car is heard peeling out and driving off.
MOONHello? Hello!?! Get me out of here!
Moon kicks from inside the trunk, as the lights fade.
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