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Corazones Muertos by April Airriona Jones March 18, 2013

Filed under: Writing — aprilreignshowers @ 5:44 pm
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Excerpt from a play I’m working on. I tutor Spanish so I wanted to incorporate the language somehow. Enjoy 🙂 

(Lights up for three Hispanic teenagers. Their names are CHALE, EDUARDO and MATEO. They all look like they’ve gotten run over by a truck. Their clothes are ripped, they have scratches and bruises on their arms and faces. MATEO has a poorly dressed gash on his forehead. The blood is seeping from it, but he doesn’t seem bothered. CHALE and MATEO are carrying rifles while EDUARDO has an axe in his hand. There is a loud noise and the boys hold up their weapons ready to attack.)

CHALE

(pointing his rifle at the door)

¡Mierda! What was that?

MATEO

Fuck if I know.

EDUARDO

(more scared than the others)

It’s those things! I knew hiding in here was a bad idea.

CHALE

Stop calling them things, you pussy. They are zombies, hombre! Zombies!

EDUARDO

Does it matter what they are called? They are going to kill us.

MATEO

(holding up his rifle)

That’s why we have these. Blast those fuckers right in the head before they can even think of eating us. ¡Muerte!

 

CHALE

Yeah. I don’t think my intestines would be too appetizing. Let ‘em starve.

EDUARDO

Then they’ll get even angrier. Se enojan. I don’t want to die.

CHALE

We won’t. All we have to do is hide in here. They eventually have to leave.

EDUARDO

No sé, man. We have to do something else.

CHALE

(smiles)

Vale. Let’s open the door and when they start coming in just swing your axe and see what happens.

EDUARDO

¡Te joda!

MATEO

We gotta go out there eventually.

CHALE

(gives MATEO a disconcerting look)

Yeah?

MATEO

.

CHALE

¿Cómo? How do we do that?

 

MATEO

(looks over at EDUARDO)

We need bait.

EDUARDO

Fuck no!

CHALE

We’re not using Eduardo! Are you trying to get him killed? He’s scared enough as it is.

MATEO

Come on!

EDUARDO

¡Yo lo sabía! Chale, I told you to leave his ass where we found him. Pero no, you had to be the fucking hero.

CHALE

He was going to die. You see that big gash on his head. He would have bled out.

EDUARDO

But now he wants to throw me out there with those things. Hell no! (to MATEO) I’m not going out there.

MATEO

(smiles again)

I didn’t ask you to.

EDUARDO

You looked at me!

MATEO

Well, we have to do something.

 

CHALE

(relenting)

He’s right.

EDUARDO

¿Qué? You’re agreeing with him?

CHALE

Eduardo…

EDUARDO

I see how it is. You both have been plotting against me to knock me off. It’s because I’m the weak link, right? Well, fuck you both! 

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