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"Worrying About the Future" is a scene from the published play "Control the Future" by D. M. Larson 

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WORRYING ABOUT THE FUTURE 
(a comedy) 
by D. M. Larson

(Ash is a kid and Drew is an adult. They are at home)

Ash
Can I borrow $5?

Drew
You don’t have a job. How will you pay me back?

Ash
Can I borrow $10?

Drew
Why $10? 

Ash
So I can pay you back for the $5 I borrowed.

Drew
Why do you need $5?

Ash
$10

Drew
What’s it for?

Ash
I am going to write a book.

Drew
Oh… so you’re going to buy a notebook and pencils and such.  I’ll give you $5 for that.  What are you going to write about?

Ash
How trick someone out of $5.

Drew
Get back here!

Ash
I’m kidding… actually I want to help people who are scared.

Drew
Scared?  Scared of what?

Ash
It seems like people are scared of a lot of things.  There’s so much to be scared about. People with guns. Losing jobs. Losing your home. I don’t think anyone wants to grow up anymore. What is there to look forward to?

Drew
Is everyone really scared?

Ash
Very.

Drew
That’s cool that you want to help. So what are you going to tell them?

Ash
Well… chapter one… I’ll talk about all the shootings at schools and malls and theaters and such… That one is simple. You just take away all the guns.

Drew
That’s so crazy it just might work.

Ash
And for jobs… we’ll make more jobs.  I mean look at all the things that need to be done. People could clean up trash, pull weeds, help the homeless… there’s all kinds of work that needs to be done.

Drew
How will we pay for it?

Ash
We make the rich pay their taxes.  Everyone pays the same percent.

Drew
Ah, you’re a flat tax supporter.

Ash
Sure… sounds fair… and simple.  Why can’t it be fair and simple? Why do politicians have to make everything so complicated?

Drew
That’s a great question.

Ash
Or we could have a mean people tax?

Drew
What’s that?

Ash
I should write a whole chapter on mean people.  You know, bullies and such.  They should tax them… or fine them… give them tickets or something.  It’s like a swear jar… you know where you put a quarter in it every time you swear.  Well, mean people should get a ticket every time they pick on someone… there are so many bullies… we’d make a lot of money that way.

Drew
Totally. Plenty of adult bullies too. We’d make millions for the economy.

Ash
And then we build everyone a home. That goes back to jobs… one of the jobs we make can be building homes for people who need them.  Then no one ever has to worry about losing them home. We build it and they get to keep it.

Drew
That would be really nice. 

Ash
I just want people to look forward to things… and stop worrying about the future.

Drew
Now that I know you’re here to help, I’m less worried.

Ash
I hope people read my book.

Drew
Me too.

Ash
I guess I have to write it first.

Drew
Let me know if you need any help.

Ash
Actually… could you give me a ride to the store?

Drew
Gladly. Let’s go change the world.

END

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From the published play "Control the Future" ISBN-13: 978-1540666581
 
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