MARTIAN BEACH BABES
By Dwayne Yancey
Copyright 2004; all rights reserved.
(The scene: A beach on Mars, before the water ran out. Two women are sunning themselves. Demi is serious about sunning herself; Phoebe is the curious one. )
PHOEBE: Oh, youre a nice shade of green, Demi.
PHOEBE: Im still so pale. Youre more like, what would you call that, a Kelly green?
DEMI: I guess.
PHOEBE: You must have been working on that a really long time.
DEMI: Not really. Ive just been out here since this morning.
PHOEBE: Wow. That was fast.
DEMI: You oughta see Stacy. Shes even greener than I am.
DEMI: Everybodys greening up a lot better this year, it seems.
PHOEBE: You know I read in the paper something about how the government thinks the airs getting thinner. I wonder if that has anything to do with it? You know, all those extr
oa rays getting through and all?
DEMI: I think its just cuz its such a good summer.
PHOEBE: Maybe youre right. It feels cooler, though. Dont you think it feels cooler?
DEMI: Not really.
PHOEBE: Can I borrow some of your lotion?
DEMI: Sure. Here you go.
(She lathers some on.)
So wheres your new boyfriend this weekend?
DEMI: Oh, you mean Lowell? He had to work this weekend. Some kind of special project or something.
PHOEBE: What kind of special project?
DEMI: I dont know. This new engineering company hes working for has him working all kinds of crazy schedules. Sometimes he has to go in and work 25 hours a day to meet their deadlines.
PHOEBE: Wow. What kind of stuff is he working on?
DEMI: I dunno. They have a lot of government contracts, so a lot of the stuff he does is so hush-hush. He doesnt even tell me about it.
not working on that canal thing, is he?
DEMI: The what?
PHOEBE: The canal project. I read about it in the news. Theyre talking about building all these canals, you know to bring water down from the poles.
DEMI: Oh, that drought thing.
DEMI: Bunch of hooey if you ask me.
PHOEBE: You dont believe theres a drought on?
DEMI: Oh, theres a drought, sure. I just dont believe all the gloom and doom types who say were going to run out of water. Whoever heard of such a thing?
PHOEBE: So what does Lowell say about that?
DEMI: Oh, dont be silly, Phoebe. We dont talk about stuff like that.
DEMI: Hes so romantic. Not like my old boyfriend at all.
PHOEBE: Oh really? How so? Or should I ask?
DEMI: He likes to take long walks in the moonlight. Two nights ago, both moons were out and it was so pretty. Not that we had much time to look, mind you.
PHOEBE: Oh, that reminds me. You dont have a copy of todays paper with y
ou, by any chance, do you?
DEMI: No. Why?
PHOEBE: I wanted to see what they said about the moons. You know, check the schedule for the tides.
PHOEBE: I was just wondering when high tide was gonna be.
DEMI: High tide? I think this is high tide.
PHOEBE: Really? But the waters so far down.
DEMI: Well, there is a drought on, you know.
PHOEBE: I guess. Thats still kinda weird, though, dont you think?
DEMI: Whats weird?
PHOEBE: I mean, I know it hasnt rained lately. But still, you wouldnt think that would dry up the ocean, would you?
DEMI: I dunno. I wouldnt worry about. Can I have the lotion back?
PHOEBE: Oh, sure.
DEMI: Can you look at my back? Im not burning, am I?
PHOEBE: Oh, let me see.
(She touches Demis back.)
PHOEBE: Oh, you are getting a lot of rays today, arent you?
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CAST OF CHARACTERS
Demi, who is working on a serious tan or green, in the case of Martian beach babe.
Phoebe, Demis more serious friend.THIS SCRIPT IS COPYRIGHTED MATERIAL AND MAY NOT BE DOWNLOADED, TRANSMITTED, PRINTED OR PERFORMED WITHOUT THE EXPRESS PERMISSION OF THE AUTHOR