HONEYBOY JACK AND THE SILVER MIST PART 1
MOONLet’s do this. (a beam of light from off stage shines on his face) Howdy. I’m Moon Dog McCoy, and this is “Alma’s Anomalies, Episode One”! It’s about ten to three in the morning,and-
ALMA, Moon’s girlfriend, also in her 20’s, comes running on stage, smart phone in one hand filming Moon, flashlight in the other.
ALMAWitching hour! Stick to the script, do it again.
MOONDo I have to say Alma’s Anomalies?
ALMAIt’s the name of the show, Moon! Kind of important.
ALMAMoon, are you directing this project?
ALMAThen shut it.
MOONAlma, this is my deal. I’m the one who found the trunk, I’m the one summoning Honey Boy Jack-
ALMAYou’re the one who’s going to be sleeping on the couch tonight! Just say it the way we practiced,okay?
ALMAAnd can you face a little more towards me? I’m losing your voice when you turn too far.
MOONIs the night vision app working?
MOONIs it all green like on Ghost Adventures?
ALMATotally. Now, let’s do it again. Go from the intro, and then we’ll do the Q and A with you sitting on the trunk.
Alma moves to the edge of the stage, points phone and flashlight at Moon.
MOONThis is Moon Dog McCoy, and this is Alma’s Anomalies. It’s about ten minutes before the Witching Hour. I’m standing in the middle of the old dirt track on Madeline Island, the most haunted of the Apostle Islands.
ALMAGood, perfect. Now sit on the trunk and tell us about Golden Boy-
MOONHoney Boy! Honey Boy Jack Schaefer.
ALMAFine- Honey Bun Schaefer.
MOONNot funny. (sits on trunk) This is the fabled trunk that Honey Boy Jack had tied to the roof of his roadster, The Silver Mist, on the night he took his last ride.
ALMACan you tell our viewers who Honey Boy was?
MOONThe greatest racer that ever graced the fabled dirt tracks of Wisconsin’s North Woods! Ever! But on the night of his greatest triumph, he vanished into the chilly waters of Gitchy-Gummi.
ALMAI think it’s Kitchy-Koomi.
MOONGitchy-Gummi! Like in “The Wreck of the Evan Fitzgerald”.
ALMAIt’s the Edmund Fitzgerald, not Evan.
MOONWe should use that as the theme song!
ALMAThat’s a song about a ship wreck, not a car wreck.
MOONIt’s a cool song.
ALMAJust tell us about Honey Bun.
MOONHoney Boy! (back to camera) So, I’m standing on the old dirt track where Honey Boy won his last race- before plunging into the ice water mansions of Gitchy-Gummi.
ALMAMoon! Stick to the script.
MOONWe are summoning the spirit of Honey Boy tonight, and he’s going to help me win tomorrows race.
This is the first part of a new ghost play I'm working on. More to come, if the spirits are willing.