By Denise Busenitz
A little thing like a slice of pie can prove a big temptation. Can Fred
(Henry and Fred sit at a table - each has a small serving of pie, and eats
Fred: Boy, this is really good!
Henry: Well, I still have a little trouble getting that top crust
Fred: I'm sure glad you took that cooking class, and that
you invited me over to try out your samples!
Henry: Well, I'm glad you like it.
Fred: Cherry (or whatever kind) is my favorite kind of pie.
(licking lips and obviously enjoying the pie)
Henry: Next week we're supposed to learn how to make cinnamon
Fred: Wow, that sounds good - maybe I should have taken the class,
(from the back, a phone is heard ringing.)
Henry: Oh - the phone. I'll be right back. (he exits
to the back)
(Fred slowly finishes his pie, enjoying each bite. After finishing,
he looks around, as if somewhat bored. Suddenly, his eyes fall to
Henry's pie - and stop. Eyes become big, as if thought has entered
his mind to eat it - then suddenly looks away to avoid the temptation.
Slowly begins to look around the room again, and his eyes go to the pie
once more, this time lingering a little longer before looking away.
He begins to drum his fingers on the table to distract himself. After
a deep sigh, begins to look around and stops at the pie again, this time
looking at it and licking his lips. He leans over, closer and closer,
then rubs his chin as if he is really thinking about eating Henry's piece
of pie. Slowly his hand goes to his fork. He begins waving
it around in the air, getting closer and closer to the piece of pie, then
freezes mid-air. His left hand grabs his right hand which is holding
the fork, and "drags" it back to the table. He drops the fork, and
his left hand "slaps" his right hand in rebuke. He drums his fingers
again, then edges to the fork - thus begins a game of the left hand trying
to keep the right hand in line. Suddenly, he sits on both of his
hands in desperation. Fred now looks away again, is now obviously
determined to not eat the pie.)
Henry: (enters from rear, carrying the rest of the pie)
Wow, sorry that took so long, it was my sister calling from California.
Say, did you want another piece of pie?
Fred: (pulling out hands and grabbing up the plate and fork) Yeah,
that sounds great!!!
Copyright Denise Busenitz, all rights reserved.
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