ENTER GHOST (HONEYBOY JACK AND THE SILVER MIST PART 3)
MOONOh my god!
An old car engine revs offstage, loudly. Then several car engines rev- it sounds like a race track right before a race. The sound builds and builds, until it's almost deafening.
ALMAThis is awesome! Go stand by the trunk and tell us about summoning Honey Boy!
MOONAre you crazy? We have to get out of here!
Suddenly, the sounds stop. Silence. Moon and Alma stare at each other.
ALMAI think I got all that recorded. Do you know what this means?
MOONThat a bunch of ghost cars are out to get us?
ALMAWe’re gonna be on tv! Travel Channel- maybe Discovery. I don’t know. But our troubles are over!
The trunk moves again, and then its lid opens.
MOON(whispers) Did you see that?
ALMAGo see what’s inside.
MOON(whispers) No way!
ALMAMoon, I love you- and I am so glad you found that trunk- but if you don’t suck it up and get over there, I swear to God I will find someone else to be on the show!
ALMAI swear to God!
Moon slowly inches over to the trunk, and manages to peek into it.
MOON (cont’d)It’s empty.
MOONSee for yourself.
Alma, still filming with her smart phone, walks up to trunk.
ALMAOh crap! My battery’s almost out!
MOONI thought you charged it!
ALMAThis isn’t happening!
Alma walks downstage. Moon follows.
MOONShould we still do the summoning thing?
ALMAYes, Moon! Jesus, what is wrong with you? If we don’t get the ghost of Honey Boy to come help you win that race tomorrow- no prize money. No prize money, loan sharks break thumbs.
MOONDon’t mention the loan sharks with the camera on.
ALMAJust shut it!
Unseen by Alma or Moon, WHIZ stands up from inside the trunk. She is a tough race car driving lady from the late 1940’s.
MOONWhy’re you yelling at me? I’m not the one who forgot to charge the smart phone.
MOONWhatever. God! You are such a B-I-... you know what!
Moon turns, sees Whiz, freezes.
MOON (cont’d)Uh, Alma?
ALMAGo away, Moon!
Alma turns, sees Whiz.
ALMA (cont’d)Uh, excuse me, lady...but we’re shooting a tv show here, and it’s a closed set. Not open to the public. I’m going to have to ask you to leave. Please step out of the trunk.
...To Be Continued.