The Fortune Teller

A radio play by Martin Baena

Characters: A, B

Setting: A bar

A: What does that mean, “She didn’t see it coming”?

B: She’s a fortune teller

A: Uh-huh

B: …because she tells fortunes for a living.

A: She was right about your promotion.

B:  You call that a fortune?

A: Maybe the future can’t be helped.

B: Another beer?

A: Right?

B: …’nother beer, please.

A: Like… the future’s a tornado. Ever try n’ stop a tornado?

B: Yeah. But she’s a huckster.

A: Prove it.

B: I don’t have to.

A: You have faith she’s a huckster.

B: I have faith she’s a lyin’ cheat.

A: If you’re wrong? And she can see the future?

B: Did’n you just say it can’t be helped?

A: I did.

B: Blessed are the ignorant.

A: I’ll drink to that.

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This work by Martin Baena is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 3.0 Unported License.

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