NEST

Written by Jafei Pollitt


JENNY - Proper

PEG - Proper

STEW MAN - He sells stew and has crippling depression

EXT. FARMERS MARKET - DAY


JENNY and PEG wander around a farmers market in flowy sundresses and big billowy hats. They each have woven baskets.


PEG is by the STEW MAN stand. JENNY comes galloping up to PEG.


JENNY

Alright, I am all set.


PEG

What have you got?


JENNY

(showing her the basket)

Eggs.


PEG

Eggs.


JENNY

Yes, I picked out as many colors as I could.


PEG looks down into JENNY’s basket. They're all white.


PEG

Like a rainbow! But Jenny, dearest.


JENNY

Yeseth?


PEG

You never want to put all your eggs in one basket.


JENNY

Why not, Peggy dear?


PEG

Because then you will have no room for stew!


JENNY

Stew.


PEG

Stew.


JENNY

I require eggs, not stew.


PEG

No, dear, we all require stew. Give me a half dozen of your eggs and I will carry them.


JENNY reluctantly takes out six eggs and gives them to PEG. PEG dumps them into her basket. Most of them break.


PEG

Now we both have room for stew! Stew man? Stew, please.


The STEW MAN gives each a container full of stew.


JENNY

Well, this is quite nice, actually.


JENNY goes to put her container in her basket.


PEG

Ah-ah dear. Like this.


PEG takes the container. Opens it. And pours it straight into JENNY’s basket. It seeps through the bottom and onto her shoes.


PEG

Yums.


The STEW MAN’s face cringes. JENNY stands there for a moment.


PEG

Marvelous!


They both walk out of the farmers market with stew seeping from their baskets, onto their dresses and delusional smiles.


END

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