STRIKE ONE (any gender, early twenties to early forties)
[gasping breath out, gulp, gasping breath in]
It's me. It's Alex.
I know you can see me, I'm looking right into the camera.
They broke into my place and it won't take them long to catch up to me.
You were right, okay? The neighborhood was a nightmare. My security system was crap.
I'm sorry I made fun of you. You spent your money more wisely, I see that now. Can you please buzz me in? There's no way they'll break into this place, not before the cops show up.
Sandy come on, we're family. We were family, okay. Is it really too late to start over. 'Cause in, like three minutes, we'll probably never know. Do I have to be dead for you to feel better?
Copyright 2016 by Matt Haynes.
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