For this one: Trapped in a library, you must coax a small child away from a gunman, outside.
CAUGHT (any gender, early teens on up)
Oh god. Johnny. Get away from the windows. Johnny! That man isn’t safe. Johnny please. Over here, the book cases: Come to my voice. That man has a...
Johnny, guess what? Shhhh, commear, guess what? Yeah, yeah. Over here. Okay, come over here, right between these bookcases, you hear my voice, right? Scootch, scootch! Yeah, yeah right here, good! I’ll tell you a secret... you ready? Shhhh!
That book you wanted? About the bunnies? Guess what: I think... The Bunny Catcher is coming into the garden.
Yes, The Bunny Catcher. And I’m a bunny right now, okay? I am! You want to be a bunny with me? Good, good, good. Shhhh! We’re going stay veeeery still like bunny statues. These bookcases are the bushes, right? And the window, that’s where The Bunny Catcher is and we’re... this is going to be so naughty, heh, heh... we’re going to be soooo quiet and when he passes by, he’ll never know we’re here. We’re going to fool him and. We- Johnny. JOHNNY COME B-
Johnny. I don’t think I can wait. I don’t think I can be quiet!
Will you help me be quiet?
Now let’s be sneaky bunny statues... ready?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes
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