For this one, you must convince your parent to enter a magical world to save it.
THE DOOR (any gender, mid-teens)
It's not a prank. There is a magical kingdom on the other side. No-no-no, I'm NOT on drugs. Mom, the only thing I get high on is the occasional headrush when I stand up too quickly.
Mom, I've SEEN this kingdom. Three times now, I've opened the closet door-- just listen okay? I've opened the closet door and on the other side is this castle and these purple horses-- yes, purple-- and on them are these knights in red armor and they're all pointing to this huge banner on the castle wall. And the banner is saying "Bring Her Back." And mom?
It's a picture of you.
Now, if I was on drugs, then you'd know pretty quickly by opening the closet door, right? So why don't you stop looking so, so, so freaked out and open it?
Unless you... unless you know something about what I'm talking about that you're not letting on about?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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