CHERRY

Written by Jafei Pollitt

MACY - has given up with the shit


CHERRY - A chaotic and yet completely neutral character. In a full cherry costume, stem and all.

INT. OFFICE - DAY


MACY sits at her desk with headphones in and a twizzler in her mouth. She is intensely focusing on her work.


We hear ominous music. The clang of the front door bursts open and CHERRY stands there in a full, red cherry suit. We hear a classic horror scream.


CHERRY struts over to MACY and stands in front of her like a spread eagle stripper.


CHERRY

Hey’m


Macy looks up. She takes out one earpiece.


MACY

Yeah?


CHERRY

You going to finish that?


MACY

Yeah, I’m almost done editing-


CHERRY yanks MACY’s mouse out of her desktop and starts eating it.

MACY

Okay.


CHERRY

We have a meeting right now.


MACY

Where?


CHERRY

In the conference room.


MACY

Oh, okay. I’ll be right there -


CHERRY

You’re not invited.


MACY stares at CHERRY and tries to go back to work.

CHERRY

You’re not invited because no one likes the things you eat.


MACY

... my mouse?


CHERRY

Yeah, it’s disgusting.


MACY

Okay. I don’t eat my computer gear-


CHERRY

And also everyone thinks you smell like a poisonous gas.


MACY stares at CHERRY


MACY

I don’t smell -


CHERRY

Everyone says you smell like what it would be like if you were taken hostage in a bank.


MACY

I have a lot to get done today.


CHERRY stares directionless at the wall.


CHERRY

I have a lot to get done today.


MACY

Please, let me be.


CHERRY lifts her leg.


MACY

Where’s my mouse?


CHERRY

I ate it.


MACY

No, you tried to eat it, and then you threw it like I wouldn’t see you.


INT. OFFICE - FLASHBACK


Black and White of CHERRY trying to eat the mouse, realizing she can’t, and - in slow motion - chucking it discreetly down the hallway of the office and hitting another employee.


INT. OFFICE - PRESENT


CHERRY

I can’t talk right now, just know -


MACY

I also can’t talk right now.


Long pause


CHERRY

Excuse me.


MACY

What?


CHERRY

Do not interrupt me. I’m talking and it’s very rude of you to interrupt me, did you know that? Did you know that little girl of selfishness? To not interrupt?


MACY sighs and rubs her eyes.


CHERRY

Well, I’m off. Don’t come to the meeting.


MACY

Right.


CHERRY

Right.


MACY

Right.


CHERRY

Right.


MACY

Ri-


CHERRY sprints down the hallway before Macy can finish.


END OF PLAY





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