DISTRIBUTED

Written by Jafei Pollitt

MACY

MOM

DAD

INT. HOUSE - NIGHT


The house is dark. It’s nearing 2:00 am in the morning. We hear a car pull up along with laughter, coughing, and a bit of throwup.


Heeled shoes click up to the door. We hear a fumbling of keys, an unlocking of the front door, and a drunk teenager trying to find her bearings.


MACY

Shit.


MACY flings off her heels and walks across to the kitchen. A single lamp ticks on in the living room. MACY peeks her head into the room.

MOM and DAD sit rigidly on the sofa. Their faces are bleak and angry.


MACY

Oh, crap.


MOM

Where have you been Macy West Dugard?


MACY

Just out - studying.


DAD

Studying?


MACY

Yeah, me and Lace have a big test

(belch)

Tomorrow.


MOM

It’s Lace and I.


MACY

What?


MOM

IT’S LACE AND I NOT ME AND LACE!


MACY

Okay Jesus, sorry


DAD

(mumbling)

Do NOT use the lord's name in vain.


MOM

So you like to get drunk when you study?


MACY

What? No, I’m not drunk -


MOM

I CAN SMELL IT ON YOU.


DAD

And we saw you throw up on the lawn.


MACY

I’ll clean it up, I’m sorry!


DAD

Sit down - NOW.


MACY slumps into the chair opposite them.


MACY

It’s not that big of a deal.


MOM

I don’t know what happened to us to deserve a child like this.


DAD

Did you forget how to pray, Macy? Did you forget about GOD, Macy?


MACY

Ughhhhh-


MOM

You have been a great distributed to your father and I.


MACY

MOM! It’s not that seriou - a what?


MOM

A GREAT DISTRIBUTED!


MACY

What are you talking about?


DAD

Your mother and I tried to raise a good, Christian daughter and instead we end up with this alcoholic distributed.


MACY

Am I missing something here?


MOM

You’re DRUNK!


MACY

Distributed?


DAD

YES.


MACY

Distrubuted.


MOM

Get it through your thick, drunk head little lady! You will be moving out of this house in a second if you can’t get your act together!


MACY

Oh my God.


DAD

DO NOT USE THE LORDS NAME IN VAIN.


MOM

Don’t be a smart-bum you little spawn of satan -


DAD

Honey -


MOM

NO! She is no longer my daughter - the devil must have pushed her out of his clawlike undercarriage because I CERTAINLY don’t remember carrying this thing around for nine months.


MACY starts to tear up.


DAD

Gosh darn hon.


MOM

I said what I said!


MACY folds over and starts to sob.


DAD

Good job.


MOM

SHE’S THE SINNER, not me.


DAD goes over to his daughter and tries to comfort her.


DAD

Listen, we still love you. We just don’t want to see you throw your life away like my brother did. He started with the drinking and then the marijuana and now he vapes in a cubicle. He’s a great distributed to the family and I don’t want the same for you.


MACY

I just feel so suffocated sometimes.


MOM

Well, maybe if you went to church a little more.


MACY

It’s not that. I don’t know. I’m sorry guys.


DAD looks at MOM. MOM rolls her eyes and comes over to comfort MACY.

MOM

It’s okay, baby.


MOM and DAD hug MACY. They have a family moment.


Beat.


MACY looks up.


MACY

Oh my god, did you mean disappointed?


END



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