©2009 Elaine Seltzer
Edited by Mike Competillo
(Characters: Buddy, Spike & Butch)
BUTCH---Hi buddy, How are you today?
SPIKE---Hi everyone. What’s up?
BUDDY BARREL---Well Spike we just got here.
BUTCH--- Spike, why are you still wearing that shirt?
BUDDY BARREL---Yeah Spike, why are you still wearing it? You said you had given up the idea of being a super hero.
SPIKE—Don’t get so excited. I’m not trying to be a hero. I got my Mom to buy this shirt and now I need to wear it so the money doesn’t go to waste.
BUTCH—But everyone knows that ‘S’ stands for ‘superhero’
SPIKE--Did you forget that my name starts with an S?
BUTCH---Oh that’s right. Sorry about that.
BUDDY BARREL---So you have given up the idea of flying?
SPIKE---Well, not really….
BUTCH---Oh Spike what are you thinking? You know people can’t fly.
BUDDY BARREL--- What is going on with you?
SPIKE---It’s okay guys, I just mean that I decided that when I grow up I want to be a pilot.
BUTCH---Wow, that’ll mean a lot of school for you!
SPIKE---I know, but my Dad says that the only way to get what you want is with hard work.
BUDDY BARREL---That’s right Spike. But if you want to do it badly enough, you can do it!
BUTCH—(sarcastically) Good luck!
SPIKE---Mom said if I pray and ask God to help me I can do it.
BUDDY BARREL---That’s right! With God, you can do anything. Well boys and girls don’t forget to bring your buddy barrels next week. Goodbye for now and see you next month!