28 Plays Later: Challenge 12 (The Conversation)

Today’s challenge was to do with language and how its changing, with particular emphasis on abbreviations or vise versa. I chose to do both.

The Conversation.

Samantha Frost

12th February 2017

 

Characters

Mum

Charlie

Percy

Dad

 

The stage is set as a typical middle class lounge, we see Mum calling up the stairs

Mum:

Sweetheart, can you come downstairs please, your uncle’s going to be here any minute

(mum listens at the stairs, nothing)

Charlie. (pause) Charlie!

OS, Charlie:

Yeh?

Mum:

Your uncles going to be here any minute honey, can you come downstairs please?

Charlie:

K

We hear footsteps coming down the hall, Charlie enters, he is very slim and tall. He is wearing black drain pipe jeans and a vivid blue jumper emblazoned with goldfish, his hair is floppy and he is completely engrossed in his phone. He slouches over to the sofa and slumps himself down.

Mum:

Honey, can you out that away when your uncle gets here, he’s really excited to see you.

Charlie:

K mum, just checking my IG.

Mum clearly has no idea what he talking about but nods and smiles anyway. The door bell rings, mum hurrys off the stage and we hear her greeting Uncle Percy, they both enter. Uncle Percy looks like a throwback to the early 20th century, slacks, held up by braces, a crisp white shirt and a jacket, he has a stylised beard and moustache and wears round spectacles.

Uncle:

Greetings to you lad, my you have grown since the last time we met, it’s as if you had been put upon a rack and your capter had pulled with all the strength he could muster and you simply stayed vertically impressive with no horizontal spread.

Charlie looks up from his phone and gives a slight smile to his uncle.

Mum:

I think what your uncle is trying to say sweetheart is that, you are very tall for your age.

Charlie:

Obvs.

Mum:

I think that’s obviously Percy.

Charlie:

Yes, my beautiful sister, I believe young Charlie is using an abbreviation to convey his message with the optimum efficiency, there for freeing up space for the other person to reciprocate in a verbal spa.

Mum:

Sorry?

Charlie:

A convo mum.

Mum:

I see.

Percy:

So, nephew dear, do inform of all the events I have regrettably missed out on in your existence while I have been having worldly merriment.

Charlie:

Bin spitt’n with ma fam, member Tom?

Percy:

Yes, Indeed I do, portly fellow with an acerbic tongue and a penchant for masticating his fingers until they became raw and disease ridden, if memory serves?

Charlie:

True. He had a well awks sitch with his real fam

Percy:

Oh dear, nothing serious or permanently inflammatory to his standing within the familial setting.

Charlie:

Nah, just v awks for bit.

Percy:

I am fascinated to hear what situational embarrassment your closest companion endured at his homestead.

Charlie:

He’s swatted to the max, come home like a BMOC and seed his rents beast’n

Mum:

I’m sorry, what?

Percy:

Katrina my beautiful rose, I believe Charlie is eluding to the fact that Thomas had been a formidable student and after completing an examination, in which he felt his abilities were clearly shown to the highest grade, he had returned home full of revelry only to be greeted by the unexpected and highly undesirable experience of his matriarch and patriarch engaged in a carnal expression of matrimony.

Charlie:

FML right??!

Percy:

Right you are kind sir, right you are indeed.

At this point dad comes homes, he walks on stage.

Dad:

Hello everyone!

Mum:

Hi Luv

Charlie:

Hey

Percy:

Greetings and salutations

Dad:

So, what have I missed?

Mum:

I haven’t got a bloody clue!

 

End.

 

 


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