Thursday, September 25th, 10:00am
Madigan and Barb
Madigan: (looks out the window) So what makes you think Ken’s fooling around on you?
Barb: He’s just acting really weird lately.
Madigan: (regards Barb) Weird like what?
Barb: I don’t know. It’s just one of those things a wife notices. You wouldn’t understand.
Madigan: What does that mean?
Barb: Well, you know. You and Tom were never really happy.
Madigan: That doesn’t mean I wasn’t a wife to him.
Barb: Come on Maddie. He never even loved you. How can you say you knew him at all and that you’d notice little things that a real wife does when you couldn’t even comprehend that? And anyway, you weren’t even married.
Madigan: (turns to the window) Marriage is just a piece of paper.
Barb: You wouldn’t know though would you? You’ve never been married. Ken loved me enough to put a ring on my finger and tell the whole world that he wanted to spend his life with me. Nobody’s ever done that for you.
Madigan: (looks sharply at Barb) And yet you think he’s fooling around on you!
Barb: (checks her fingernails) Eeh, it’s probably just my imagination.
Madigan: (stares out the window and mumbles) Don’t count on it.
Next stop: Friday, September 26th, 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. (Madigan)