Fade to Black – James Jackson W.B.

[2 characters, older gentlemen, on the porch playing Dominos, trash talking one another. Radio plays AL Green “Let’s Stay Together.” Little boy comes out of the door with a handgun that is obviously heavy. Neither man notices]

Man 1: Dime on time fool, give me my points.
Man 2: Ain’t nothing in life free old man I’ll take fifteen.

[Little boy goes through several gangster poses with gun]

Little Boy: Hey Daddy, Daddy … Look at me Daddy.

[Neither man looks at the boy. Continues Domino Game]

Man 1: Uh-huh. I see ya boy … I’m workins clean give me fifteen [slams domino]

[little boy reposes with Gun]

Man 2: All money aint good money old man I’ll take twenty.

[little boy aims gun at audience off stage]

Little boy: Daddy, Daddy … Look at me Daddy.

[Neither man looks at the boy. Continues Domino Game]

Man 1: … I see ya boy … Now go play somewhere!

[little boy points gun at man 2]

Man 2: Domino with 25 old man. You some kind of pain freak of something, you want some more?

Little boy: Hey man … Look at me!

[Man 2 looks at little boy]

Man 2: … Oh Shit man …

[lights quickly fade out as Gun discharges]

Scene.

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