a short radio play by Martin Baena

Characters: Jodie, Mai

Setting: A library

Jodie: What are you looking for?

Mai: I don’t know: something good.

Jodie: Of Mice and Men?

Mai: I don’t know.

Jodie: Have you heard of it?

Mai: No.

Jodie: It’s a classic. It’s set during the depression.

Mai: Oh…

Jodie: Let’s see… let’s see… S…. S… Steinbeck. Steinbeck. Here.

Mai: Thanks.

SFXpages being flipped

Mai: Oh, I hate it when people do this.

Jodie: Hm?

Mai: Someone wrote on it. On the inside page.

Jodie: That’s terrible.

Mai: “George shoots Lennie”

Jodie: What?

Mai: That’s what they wrote. “George shoots Lennie.”

Jodie: God-damnit.

Mai: What’s wrong?

Jodie: Nothing.

Mai: Is that what happens?

Jodie: Faulkner, you like Faulkner?

Mai: I don’t know.

Jodie: Let’s see here… F…. F…

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