180. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, February 27th, 6:00pm
Rocky and Arnie

 

Rocky: So I’m sittin’ there and they start to get into this argument, right?

Arnie: Right.

Rocky: An’ he says the dress is black an’ blue. An’ she says it’s white an’ gold.

Arnie: Right.

Rocky: An’ so I’m listening to this an’ it goes on an’ on an’ on…

Arnie: Right.

Rocky: So finally I tap this guy on the shoulder an’ I says, “I heard it was pants.”

Arnie: What he say?

Rocky: Nuthin’. It shut ‘em both right up.

Arnie: Huh.

Rocky: But it’s obvious the dress is black an’ blue.

Arnie: No way! It’s white an’ gold!

Rocky: Black an’ blue!

Arnie: White an’ gold!

 

Next stop: Saturday, February 28th, 8:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story.

179. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Thursday, February 26th, 4:00pm
Miles (and Andrea)

 

Miles sits at the window. Andrea takes the seat beside him.

Andrea: (under her breath) Man this weather sucks ass.

Miles: Yes it does. Do you have any toilet paper?

Andrea: Ewww! Eww! Eww! Eww!

Andrea changes seats.

 

Next stop: Friday, February 27th, 6:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Andrea) (Miles)

178. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Wednesday, February 25th, 5:00pm
Xavier (and Zoey)

 

Xavier sits at the window. Zoey takes the seat beside him.

Xavier: Hi.

Zoey: (regards him briefly) Hi.

Xavier: I’m not who you think I am.

Zoey: (looks at him closer) I don’t think you’re anyone.

Xavier: What do you mean? Don’t you recognize me? Or recognize who I look like?

Zoey: I don’t … know what you mean.

Xavier snorts.

Zoey: Who are you supposed to be?

Xavier: (outraged) Supposed to be? I can’t believe you don’t recognize me!

Zoey: But.. you said you’re not who I think you… might be.

Xavier: (folds arms and looks out window, mumbling) Shitty-assed town. Don’t even recognize Johnny Depp when you see him.

Zoey: Johnny Depp?

Xavier turns and grins slightly.

Zoey: (eyes widen) Now I … I still don’t see it.

Xavier: (mumbles) Bitch.

Zoey: (mumbles) Idiot.

 

Next stop: Thursday, February 26th, 4:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Zoey)

177. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Tuesday, February 24th, 7:00pm
Hillary and Sean

 

Hillary: I was so fucked up yesterday when I left your place.

Sean: Yeah, that was some good shit. I can get some more.

Hillary: Can I buy it off you?

Sean: Fuck no. Why?

Hillary: Oh nothin’.

Sean: You want to smoke that guy up that you meet on the bus.

Hillary: (crosses arms) No I don’t.

Sean: Yes you do. I don’t know what you see in that creepy old perv.

Hillary: He’s not creepy or old or a perv!

Sean: Oh fuck girl, you got it bad.

Hillary snorts and looks out the window.

Sean: Okay, fine. I’ll let you have some. But I he’s gonna say no.

Hillary: No he won’t.

Sean: HA! I knew it! I fuckin’ knew it!

Hillary: (mumbles) Asshole.

 

Next stop: Wednesday, February 25th, 5:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Hillary) (Sean) (Drommen)

176. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Monday, February 23rd, 6:00pm
Miles (and Hillary)

 

Miles sits at the window. Hillary takes the seat beside him.

Miles: Excuse me.

Hillary regards him.

Miles: Do you have any toilet paper?

Hillary spends the rest of the bus ride laughing so hard that she almost misses her stop.

 

Next stop: Tuesday, February 24th, 7:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Hillary) (Miles)

175. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Sunday, February 22nd, 3:00pm
Colm and Harvey

 

Colm: I just want to say I can’t do it anymore.

Harvey: Neither can I.

Colm: Seriously? I thought you’d be upset.

Harvey: No. I understand. Completely.

Colm: (exhales deeply) Excellent. So we’re not going to put on makeup and prance around the living room until the neighbours call the cops anymore.

Harvey: (stares) I thought you meant take the bus!

Colm: Damnit.

 

Next stop: Monday, February 23rd, 6:00pm

174. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Sunday, February 21st, 7:00pm
Jordan (and Brandon)

 

Jordan sits at the window. Brandon takes the seat beside him.

Brandon: Hey man, haven’t seen you around. What you been up to?

Jordan: Oh this and that.

Brandon: Yeah? How’d Valentine’s go with Marissa?

Jordan: It didn’t.

Brandon: It…what?

Jordan: It didn’t. I changed my mind.

Brandon: So what did Marissa do?

Jordan: (shakes head) It’s over. She called me a pussy.

Brandon: That’s tough, bro.

Jordan: Yeah, whatever.

Brandon: Hey, you wanna go for a beer?

Jordan: May as well. Nothin’ better to do.

Brandon: ‘At’s my bro.

 

Next stop: Sunday, February 22nd, 3:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Brandon and Jordan)

173. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Friday, February 20th, 11:00pm
Edward and Lily

 

Edward: …so she threatened me with a stake.

Lily: Noway!

Edward: Yes way!

Lily: I think we should get her before she gets us. She’s clearly dangerous.

Edward: What do you mean, “get her”?

Lily: You know, “get her.” Take her down. Down to the ground. Down INTO the ground, if you know what I mean.

Edward: No.

Lily: What do you mean, “no”?

Edward: You’ve got to stay away from her.

Lily: If you think I’m just going to sit by and wait for her to come along with a wooden stake and…

Edward: I’ll take care of her. I’ll drain her and make her one of us. That’s what I’ll do.

Lily: But… I don’t want another girl like me. It should just be the two of us, don’t you think?

Edward: Why?

Lily: Well, because… just because!

Edward: You’re being irrational.

Lily: I’m being irrational? Edward, this girl might have friends. Next thing you know they’ll be coming after us with torches and pitchforks!

Edward: You’re just jealous.

Lily: I’m… what? Me? Jealous? Noway.

Edward: Yes way.

Lily:  (turns away, mumbling) You’re insane.

 

Next stop: Sunday, February 21st, 7:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Edward) (Lily)

172. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Thursday, February 19th, 9:00pm
MoJo and JoJo

 

MoJo: I tell ya man, I’m really getting sick of winter.

JoJo: Me too man. You betcha.

MoJo: We should seriously get a plane outta here.

JoJo: We should! Def!

MoJo: Where should we go?

JoJo: As far south as we can possibly get, man.

MoJo: Def.

JoJo: Like, the south pole, man.

MoJo: Whoa. Really? We can do that?

JoJo: Why not? I’ll get right on it. Soon as we get home!

MoJo: Cool, man! Let’s do it!

They high five each other.

JoJo: South pole, here we come!

MoJo: Book it!

 

Next stop: Friday, February 20th, 11:00pm

171. Scenes from the Second Seat on the Right

Wednesday, February 18th, 5:00pm
Michael (and DeeDee)

 

Michael sits at the window, reading. DeeDee takes the seat beside him.

DeeDee: (clears throat) Excuse me, sir?

Michael: I’m reading.

DeeDee: (shifts nervously in the seat) I’d like to interrupt you, if I may.

Michael: (looks up for the first time and does a double take) What for?

DeeDee: I’m sorry, but I’d like to ask you to help me. I’m doing a project for college and I need to interview someone on the bus.

Michael: (smiles and tucks his book into his briefcase) I’d be pleased to help out.

DeeDee: (exhales deeply) Thank you!

Michael observes her as she bends to pull a notepad out of her back pack.

DeeDee: (holds up finger) I’m almost ready.

Michael: Take your time.

DeeDee: Here we go. (straightens and holds a banana up to Michael’s face) First question: What would you say is the strangest thing you’ve ever seen on the bus?

Michael: (hesitates) You’re… joking, right?

DeeDee: About what?

Michael: You’re interviewing me with a banana.

DeeDee: No I’m not. (holds up notepad) It’s a notepad.

Michael shakes his head and goes back to reading.

 

Next stop: Thursday, February 19th, 9:00pm

Author’s note: These Scenes are written independently, occasionally featuring the same character from a former scene. Please click on the names in the tags to follow a character’s story. (Michael)