Scene 12

SCENE 12

KAT’ES HOUSE – INTERIOR – KITCHEN 

KATE

Do you think this really is important? Like, a real bridge over the metaphorical rift between characters and their authors?

ELLIE

I dunno. But that sounds posh. Where d’you hear that?

KATE

Not sure. Sounds good, though. I could use that …

[pause] 

ELLIE

Anyway, I think it is important. Like, for the rights of characters etc. I mean, if the others see us taking a stand, maybe they will too. And then authors will lose their power.

KATE

Do we want that?

ELLIE

I don’t know! Do we?

[pause]

Anyway, there’s a bit of a problem with that. I mean, with the other characters seeing us. I only just realised …

KATE

What is it? You’re not thinking again, are you? You know the doctor said you shouldn’t …

ELLIE

Stop it. [slaps KATE gently]. No, it’s this. They don’t know they’re characters. I mean, we worked it out, we met our author, blah di blah di blah. But they don’t know, do they? So what do we do about that?

KATE

We could tell them.

ELLIE

What, go up to them and say, “Oh, by the way, you’re just a character in a book or play that some author is writing, and all your suffering and misery is only because of them? Join us to stop this outrage?” Not a chance.

KATE

I can’t really see why not. I mean, yeah, we’d seem a bit weird. But they’d come round eventually, wouldn’t they?

ELLIE

No – they’d think we were mad religious maniacs or something, and have us locked up in a mental asylum. Seriously, isn’t there a religion that says that we’re all just in someone’s dream?

KATE

I don’t know. I’m not very clued up on that sort of thing.

ELLIE

Well, anyway, we’ve got to do something. And the other issue is that how would we find them? We can’t just go into their stories.

KATE

I know! I’ve had an idea!

ELLIE

Oh, no, not again …

[BLACKOUT]

The End

4 comments about this work Feed