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Thursday, July 4, 2013

Shanghai in a Box – Part 3

[Ferret looks at the Box on his table and begins a conversation with it. Unfortunately, one sided.]

Ferret

What are you?

Box

Ferret

You’re a box. I know, but… That’s how it is, isn’t it? I’ve lived here for how long and I’m still lured into all of this bullshit. I get boxes delivered in the middle of the night and I start talking to them.

Box

[Ferret paces away from the Box, then paces back.]

Ferret

Who could possibly want to send me a box?

Box

Ferret

God. I need a drink.

[Ferret goes to the refrigerator and finds he only has some soy milk, a couple of days past the expiration date. He sighs then takes it out pours it in a glass. He sips on it, eyeing the Box.]

Ferret

You thought I meant a real drink, didn’t you? I did too.

Box

Ferret

I don’t have any alcohol in my house. I’m a cheap drunk anyway. I’d rather be rational about this.

Box

Ferret

Soy milk is high in protein. That should be good.

Box

Ferret

What do you want from me?

Box

Ferret

You know, on the phone, the girl said you “were” Shanghai. You’re all that Shanghai is in a box, huh?

Box

Ferret

You’re a bunch of bullshit gift certificates, aren’t you?

Box

Ferret

Fine, I’ll deal with you tomorrow.

[Ferret slugs down the last of his soy milk, puts his glass in the sink and goes to bed, leaving Box in the darkness.]

posted by ferret at 3:16 pm  

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