Usually a whimsical story inspired by photographs taken with my i-phone, today’s Dee Tale will be a short scene. Enjoy.
A windowless room. A Man (M) and a Woman sit behind a table covered in folders, papers, and stamps. There is a chair facing them. W has black hair with a blue streak in it and is wearing thick black glasses. Her top, various colours of the rainbow, looks to be handmade. M has a shaved head, a nose ring, a lip ring and a chin ring. He is wearing a short sleeved shirt which shows off his tattoos.
Enter Author (A). She is a regular looking girl by all appearances. She carries a back pack. She sits, facing M and W.
A Hi. I’m here to apply for my I.D
There is no reply.
A My I.D?
Again, no reply. She pulls a piece of paper from her pocket.
A Is this suite 159—
M This is unacceptable.
M Where are you glasses?
A I don’t wear glasses.
W You need thick rimmed glasses. And your hair!
A What about it?
W It’s your natural colour! Dye it. Purple. Or blue. Do you have tattoos?
M Make her an appointment.
A Wait a minute—
W She’s also quite old.
M Quite old.
W Nothing much we can do about that.
M Are you a recovering alcoholic?
W Current alcoholic?
W But you smoke pot, right?
A NO! What is wrong with you people? I’m here to apply for my I.D.
M We cannot approve that.
A What are you talking about?
W You’re not one of us.
A Yes, I am.
M You’re not a writer.
A Yes I am!
M (sinisterly) Prove it.
A meticulously takes everything off of the table and puts in on the floor. She opens her back pack and takes out a rolled cloth. Unrolling it on the table she reveals several medical instruments. She selects a scalpel. She lies on top of the table and makes an incision. M and W stand up and peer into her chest.
M Do you see the—
W And there’s—
W reaches into A’s chest and pulls out her heart. As she raises it into the air it turns from red to a glowing yellow. Everything else looks dim as the heart pulses with light. W and M look at each other and nod. W replaces A’s heart and sews up her chest using a needle and thread she finds in A’s rolled up tools. M meanwhile starts going through the paperwork on the floor.
A sits up and takes her seat. M starts replacing the paper work, handing sheets to W who stamps them and signs them. W hands a sheet to A.
W 6-8 weeks.