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Lady Justice

Excerpt from the play "Offer & Acceptance"

Offer & Acceptance

Act 1 Scene 1

Terrence, Polly, Balfour, and Thia seated at a table in a coffee shop.

POLLY

I guess you might all be wondering why I asked you to come here today. You probably are anyway. Aren’t you? I don’t know.

BALFOUR

No big deal Polly. I was just going to watch T.V. Nothing good on anyway. Saturday you know.

THIA

I think it’s nice of you to invite us. The four of us haven’t been together since, when was it, over a year ago, back in ‘05, at Recovery Home. We really should have had a get together before this. Time has flown by like that soaring eagle beyond all of our reaches. I guess that’s what they say anyway. I’m not sure though.

TERRENCE

I for one am wondering Polly why you got me here. I’ve got a lot of stuff going on.. What’s up? Is it social or business? I could be a lot of places right now.

POLLY

Well, let me ask you this. Who’s not here? I mean who’s missing?

BALFOUR

I’m here. I know that much.

THIA

Where’s our good friend Brent? Brent obviously isn’t here.

TERRENCE

Yeah I was wondering about Brent. I care a lot about the guy.

POLLY

Bingo. I don’t want to cause alarm. I mean I don’t want to scare you, but he can’t be here. I wanted to get to you all before you read it in the newspapers.