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SLINGER  3'2m?f A life-like arcade game (secular)

TEX -- (enters wearing cowboy cloths, carrying slotted box on a 
pedestal with six shooter in attached holster, positions box DC, 
positions self two steps L, facing box, freezes in a slumped 
position, head down)

DAN -- (enters in street clothes, crosses by Tex and box) 

TEX -- (looks up, robotic motion, artificial speech) Howdy 
tenderfoot! (freezes)

DAN -- (stops, looks around, continues) 

TEX -- (robotic motion, artificial speech) Howdy tenderfoot! 
(freezes)

DAN -- (stops, looks around)

TEX -- Howdy tenderfoot. (pushes up front of hat slightly with 
index finger) 

DAN -- (startled, backs away one step, then smiles)

TEX -- I'm the fastest gun in the west. If'n you think you can 
out-draw me, put a dollar in that there (points to box) slot.

DAN -- (looks left and right, shakes head no, turns to exit)

TEX -- Or are you a YELLOW CHICKEN LIVERED COWARD. (freezes)

DAN -- (stops, shows anger, digs into pocket, pulls out wallet, 
removes dollar, drops it in slot, drops wallet on top of box)

TEX -- Okay, tenderfoot, on the count of three, you draw that 
there gun or I'll fill you full of lead.

DAN -- (nods, points to pistol to show his understanding of the 
rules, stands ready) 

TEX -- One ... two ... three ... (reaches slowly for gun)

DAN -- (grabs gun, points, bang)

TEX -- (stops reaching for own gun) Uh. (slumping) You got me.

DAN -- (returns gun to box, dusts off hands with a broad smile, 
picks up wallet, turns to exit)

TEX -- (pushes up front of hat slightly with index finger) Well, 
tenderfoot, seems like I underestimated you.

DAN -- (stops but doesn't turn, nods, smiles, swaggers)

TEX -- Drop another dollar in the slot and we'll see if'n you 
can out draw me at a faster speed.

DAN -- (shakes head no, returns wallet to pocket, steps toward 
exit)

TEX -- Or are you a YELLOW CHICKEN LIVERED COWARD. (freezes)

DAN -- (stops, shows anger, turns, digs into pocket, pulls out 
wallet, removes dollar, drops it in slot, drops wallet on box)

TEX -- Okay, tenderfoot, on the count of three, you draw that 
there gun or I'll fill you full of lead.

DAN -- (nods, points to pistol to show his understanding of the 
rules, stands ready) 

TEX -- One ... two ... three ... (draws gun slowly)

DAN -- (grabs gun, points, bang)

TEX -- (stops reaching for own gun) Uh. (slumping) You got me.

DAN -- (returns gun to box, dusts of hands with a broad smile, 
grabs wallet, turns to exit)

TEX -- (pushes up front of hat slightly with finger) Well, 
tenderfoot, it's been a long time since I met up with a gun 
slinger as fast as you.

DAN -- (stops but doesn't turn, nods, smiles, swaggers)

TEX -- Drop another dollar in the slot and we'll see if'n you 
can out draw me at my fastest speed.

DAN -- (shakes head no, pockets wallet, steps toward exit)

TEX -- Or are you a YELLOW CHICKEN LIVERED COWARD. (freezes)

DAN -- (stops, shows anger, digs into pocket, pulls out wallet, 
removes dollar, drops it in slot, drops wallet on box)

TEX -- Okay, gun slinger, on the count of three, you draw that 
there gun or I'll fill you full of lead.

DAN -- (nods, points to pistol to show his understanding of the 
rules, stands ready) 

TEX -- One ... two ... (draws gun, bang)

DAN -- (drops dead) 

TEX -- Three. (with human walk and talk, picks up box, exits 
admiring wallet) Sure beats working for a living.

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