“Do not be too moral. You may cheat yourself out of much life. Aim above morality. Be not simply good; be good for something.” –Thoreau

15 July 2009

Episode two.

Her cell phone rings. She opens her eyes.

She reaches for the phone. The caller ID reads “PRIVATE”.

CHARLIE
Yeah?

JOE (V.O)
Identify.

CHARLIE
Christ, Joe, ain’t I supposed to ask you that when you’re callin’ me on private lines?

Joe’s voice is ragged.

JOE (V.O.)
I— I need to know it’s you.

CHARLIE
Barron, Charlie. I eat crackers with peanut butter and hot sauce. My mama calls me “Kitty” but if you do I’ll gut you.

JOE (V.O)
Charlie…

Through the phone line we can hear a woman wailing.

CHARLIE
Oh shit, Joey, why didn’t you start with that?