A SKUNK'S TALE
by Barry Stewart Mann
Scene 2: Lunchroom
SARAH SNAKE: Excuse me, but, like, this is our table. We sit here everyday.
SASKIA SKUNK: Oh, sorry. [She gets up and moves to another seat.]
DESTINY [quietly mocking): Oh, sorry.
HECTOR: Who is that, anyway?
FREDERICA: She’s new. She just moved here.
HECTOR: She’s kind of strange-looking. That white stripe in her hair.
SARAH: You’ve got sharp eyes. She is strange. I think she’s the one my friend was telling me about.
[MR. TURBAN, THE TURTLE starts walking slowly across the room.]
FREDERICA, DESTINY & HECTOR: What did your friend tell you?
SARAH: My friend goes to this other school. And she told me …
BEVERLY: You guys, it’s Mr. Turban. Hi, Mr. Turban.
[SARAH SNAKE suddenly becomes quiet and angelic. MR. TURBAN THE TURTLE slowly moves past as they all greet him.]
DESTINY, FREDERICA, HECTOR & SARAH: Hello, Mr. Turban.
MR. TURBAN: Hello, kids. Enjoy your lunch.
SARAH: Mr. Turban, I’m not eating today. I had a big meal just the other day.
MR. TURBAN: Good for you, Sarah.
[He exits. BRITTNEE BUZZARD enters with a tray, and takes a seat.]
HECTOR: Look, it’s Brittnee. Hey, buzzard-breath.