ISLAND IN THE HILLS
By: Andi Smith
To clarify: The following is a scene extending from my original monologue, with the jealous younger sister *Paige
*Susan is the mother, *Annabelle is the favored older sister...
Susan: I told Bradley to swing by and grab me tonight on his way to the office party
Annabelle: Oh, that sexy younger man you’ve been telling me about, the mix between Prince William and…?
Susan: Right, so I won’t be needing the car Annabelle… if you want to go out with your friends or something.
Annabelle: Sure! Ya…um that’s perfect, I’ll call my girls…thanks mommy
(Annabelle runs out of the kitchen and into her room)
Susan: Besides, I told him the Lexus was in the shop…
(She yells to Annabelle in the other room)
Paige: Who’s Bradley?
Susan: Bradley’s the newest addition to our office, I thought it might be nice to have some one on one time with him before the party tonight. I figure he might catch on to our unofficial first date when I have him come in for a glass of wine before we go-What do you think; blue mini skirt, cream tank, black jacket? Red mini skirt, cream tank, black jacket?
Paige: Neither. (Paige looks down at her book)
(Susan rolls her eyes subtly & yells to Annabelle in the other room)
Susan: Belle darling! My credit card’s here for you on the kitchen table…
(Annabelle yells from the other room)
Annabelle: Oh, and a pack of Newports mom?
(Susan pulls a fresh pack out of her oversized louie vuitton and throws it on the table next to the credit card… )
Susan: Alright honey- Done, and done!
Susan: You know Paige, it’s just the way the world turns these days…You’re either a filthy rich man like you’re father, trading in for a younger model, or you’re a sexy, lazy man shopping for a classic woman like myself…
Paige (monotone): Also known as a divorced mother with alimony
Susan: …and I’m in mint condition. You know, like a classic car-
Just another toy they’ve always wanted… It’s really one of the perks to being a bachelor these days…
Paige: (monotone & in question) Just when you think you might be doomed to loneliness, you find yourself in the market for cougars with condos….?
Susan: Paige (She finally looks at her, with a pause) I am a self-sustainable, gorgeous woman…why the attitude?