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The Mafia Prince

November 28, 2017
By Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence


Seven-year-old Vince Luca with dark brown hair and blue eyes, stands outside of Mrs. Metzger, his science teacher’s, classroom. He is in his usual school wear, which is jeans and whatever T-shirt he decided he wanted to wear. Today it is an old shirt from the movie “Jaws” with a string that’s being slightly covered by his jean jacket. He has on a pair of chuck taylors that magically aren’t dirty. Inside, Mrs. Metzger is grading papers on a cluttered desk. The room has pictures obviously drawn by children all over the walls; one corner is full of stuffed animals and toys, another with cubby holes and more artwork. There is one old computer with a sign on it that says, “out of order.” Late in the scene, Tommy will enter. Light covers the stage, coming from a window. Vince can’t decide if he wants to tell Mrs. Metzger about his horrific experience the night before. However, he needs reassurance. Vince takes a breath, and enters the room.
Vince: Mrs. Metzger?
Mrs. Metzger: Oh hello, Vince! Good morning! What can I do for you? (keeps eyes on papers)
Vince: Well, I just had a question. Where do kidney stones come from? (sits on a chair in front of her desk)
Mrs. Metzger: Um. Why? (starts to look up from papers)
Vince: Well, uh, I had a bit of an experience last night. I wanted a drink of water and when I got to the bathroom there was blood-splattered towels in my bathtub! So, I ran to my parents’ room, and their light was on, so I went in, and there was plastic everywhere! My Uncle Carmine was face down on their bed and my dad was on top of him, while my mom dug in his skin with tweezers. I was so scared, Mrs. Metzger!
Mrs. Metzger: (she shoves her papers aside and she looks shocked and afraid. Vince is almost crying, and his face is red. The light brightens a small amount, and voices of children can be heard in the hallway) So why do you need to know where kidney stones come from?
Vince: Oh right! Well, that wasn’t the whole story. My mother pulled something out of his butt cheek, and says “Aha!” and it was so gross. It was covered in blood and skin, and my Uncle Carmine was screaming bloody murder. My dad said if he woke up me and my siblings that he’d put the next one in his head. I thought about how my brother, Tommy, wasn’t awake, but then they realized I was there, and my mom told me it was a kidney stone. Can my dad put a kidney stone in my Uncle Carmine’s head? Can he put them anywhere he wants? (Vince sits, sighs, and looks at the artwork)
Mrs. Metzger: (raises her eyebrow, looks at Vince, and shakes her head) Are you sure it wasn’t all just a dream?
Vince: I’m sure. (nods head)
Mrs. Metzger: (voice sounds exasperated) Well, son, kidney stones don’t come out of your butt cheek, and your dad can’t just put them there. Have they done this before? If this is real I need to inform the principal and the police.
Vince: (face gets serious, voice sounds shaky, and stands up) Um, um, no, never mind. It was just a dream. Sorry about that. (is about to leave room when his older brother, Tommy enters, wearing long jeans and a clearly dirty plain blue shirt, with a black ball cap on. Mrs. Metzger gets up)
Mrs. Metzger: I must go pick up some papers. I’ll be back. Hello, Tommy! (leaves room)
Tommy: Hello, Mrs. Metzger! I heard the last of that conversation. You can’t be telling people that. Dad would be angry.
Vince: (confused and worried look on his face) Why?
Tommy: (looks outside to see if anyone is in the halls) Vince, Dad’s mobbed up. (scene ends, lights dim, and everything goes quiet.)


The author's comments:

This is inspired by the book Son of the Mob by Gordon Kormon. 


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RaineyDay GOLD said...
on Oct. 24 at 11:46 pm
RaineyDay GOLD, Colorado Springs, Colorado
13 articles 0 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
¨The space in between your comfort zone and your dreams is where life takes place.¨
-Helen Keller

This is really good

WolfGurl GOLD said...
on Aug. 28 at 12:31 pm
WolfGurl GOLD, Not A Real Place, Indiana
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Favorite Quote:
Until one has loved an animal, a part of one's soul remains unawakened. –Anatole France.

A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than you love yourself. –Josh Billings

Men are from Earth, women are from Earth. Deal with it.- George Carlin

A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself. Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people. —Franklin D. Roosevelt

Never lose. Either win, or learn. - Me

Nice, and very creative

on Dec. 25 2020 at 10:24 pm
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

@Warose thanks so much! I will be taking that advice for sure- i appreciate it!

on Dec. 25 2020 at 10:21 pm
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

@warose Thanks! If I ever try out a script and play again (or somthing similar, of course!) I'll be taking this advice!! :)

on Dec. 25 2020 at 10:20 pm
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

@warose Thanks! If I ever try out a script and play again (or somthing similar, of course!) I'll be taking this advice!! :)

on Dec. 25 2020 at 10:20 pm
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

@warose Thanks! If I ever try out a script and play again (or somthing similar, of course!) I'll be taking this advice!! :)

on Dec. 25 2020 at 10:19 pm
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

@warose Thanks! If I ever try out a script and play again (or somthing similar, of course!) I'll be taking this advice!! :)

Warose said...
on Dec. 1 2020 at 1:09 pm
Warose, Canton, Michigan
0 articles 0 photos 1 comment
This story was a good start.. I guess. I like the idea but I think you were a little too descriptive. Also try spacing out your lines it makes it more understandable. Overall this was enjoyable.

on Jan. 15 2019 at 10:17 am
Shayla.Long DIAMOND, Louisville, Kentucky
52 articles 1 photo 19 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Teenagers only have to focus on themselves - its not until we get older that we realize that other people exist."- Jennifer Lawrence

@Hiroshima It means that they are the leader of a mob :)

on Jan. 15 2019 at 9:10 am
Hiroshima SILVER, Raeford, North Carolina
7 articles 3 photos 16 comments

Favorite Quote:
Perseverance is not one long race, but many short races one after the other
-Walter Elliott

What does mobbed up mean.Also, what the heck?!?!?