She Turned Old

5 Apr

SCENE: OUTSIDE OUR HOUSE. I AM WALKING LULU, GERIATRIC HUSKY SHEPARD MIX. THREE KIDS PLAY ACROSS THE STREET.
ABOUT 8-10 YEARS OLD. WE WILL CALL THEM GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO
HER TEETH, GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO HER FACE
AND BOY WHO PLAYS WITH
GIRLS.

ALL THREE KIDS
Hey, a dog! Can we pet it!

ME
Yeah sure, put your hand out like–

KIDS DESCEND with hands outstetched. Lulu loves it. She
wags her tail. She kisses faces. She sits, she gives
paws.

GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO HER TEETH
Is it a boy or a girl dog?

ME
A girl dog. Named Lulu.

BOY WHO PLAYS WITH GIRLS
Is she a baby?

ME
No, she’s fourteen.

GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO HER FACE
Wow. Is that old?

GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO HER TEETH
That’s old right?

GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO HER FACE
How old can she get?

ME
(wishful thinking)
Eighteen or nineteen probably. She’s
like a grandma.

BOY WHO PLAYS WITH GIRLS
My grandma is old. She is so old she
turned old.

ME
Oh yeah.

GIRL WHO WILL GROW INTO HER TEETH
Yeah, she’s really old. She’s forty-two.

One Response to “She Turned Old”

  1. Shannin April 6, 2007 at 1:04 pm #

    Now I feel old… At 38…

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