THE BAG (any gender, mid to late teens)
Don’t think of it as a crime. Think of it as a magic act. Erin, you can transform everything... if you can just grab the bag.
In one week, we’re supposed to be starting school again, right? We’re SUPPOSED to be sitting in those back breaking desks, getting all sorts of useless crap shoved into our brains, meanwhile all those redneck morons are staring at us, snickering, making plans to hurt us or humiliate us.
But Erin. You grab the bag and that all magically transforms. Cinderella style.
Grab the bag and in one week, the desk turns into a sofa in a new apartment or a shared house.
Grab the bag and in one week, we’re not being forced to learn-- what? Geography?-- we’ll be teaching OURSELVES the geography... of our brand new city.
And Erin, you grab the bag and everyone in this podunk town, they’re all replaced by REAL people, OPEN MINDED people. People who UNDERSTAND you and me.
We’ll have enough money to not only get us to the city but to also survive for a month while we look for work. You just need to relax and grab Jason’s bag, tonight. Wait until he’s asleep, then remove the floor board, reach down and... POOF.
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes. If you would like to use this piece, please credit: "Courtesy of Matt Haynes and The Pulp Stage"