General Script posted October 16, 2017

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A Caleb script.

Charlene's Dilemma Final Act

by Thomas Bowling

Final Act
Scene III

Two weeks go by. Caleb and Lionel are in the office.

Dothan: Boys, I've got bad news. The court ruled against Darius. You fellas have to post an eviction notice on his property. I'm sorry, but it has to be done.

Caleb and Lionel drive to Darius' farm. They tape the yellow eviction notice to his front door.

Caleb: I'm sorry, Darius. I wish I didn't have to do this.

Darius: When do I have to be out?

Caleb: Thirty days. If you need a place to stay, you're welcome to stay with Aleyde and me.

Darius: Thanks, Caleb. I'll be alright.

As they drive back to the station, neither man speaks.

Dothan: How'd it go out there?

Caleb: It's the hardest thang I've ever done.

That night at dinner, Caleb is still feeling the effects.

Aleyde: What's wrong, Honey?

Caleb: I had to evict Darius LeDue today.

Aleyde: Oh no. That's terrible. Isn't there anythin' you could do?

Caleb: The order was signed by a judge. He has thirty days to get out.

Aleyde: How can he leave in thirty days? Darius' family has lived there forever.

That night as they go to bed, Aledye prays and asks God to find a way out for Darius.

The next day Dothan calls Caleb and Lionel into his office. He's pale as he sits at his desk.

Dothan: I got a call from the fire marshall this mornin'. He says that Darius burned his house down last night.

Lionel: Oh my God. All because of some damn soybeans.

Dothan: Darius was in the house. He refused to come out. He just sat there staring out the window at his soybean crop while the house burned down around him.

The End

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