May's Flowers

A girl in a small town, looking for something to give her hope.


3. Act Two

Act Two: Finding the Flowers


Scene One: Escape




Narrator: May Wolcott sat alone; as you might imagine quite depressed. Dressed in the happiest pair of pajamas she could manage she looked at her phone absentmindedly; she knew she had to tell them, her friends; would they understand though? Would Travis understand? May was only a teenager after all; how can they possibly think she could handle dying? May needed an escape; I wonder dear friends if she will ever find it.


[Spotlight shines dimly on May Wolcott; to symbolize her depression.]


May Wolcott: I need an escape; but where? Hope Falls is so small and I know it like the back of my hand. Where can I go to escape my fate; the world; my father?


Narrator Two(May’s thoughts): I walked towards the door; in a constant battle on whether to just run away and die alone somewhere in the mountains. Or to flee to Canada. It suddenly hit me; the gardens; no one goes there it’s overgrown and disgusting ever since Mama died. I heard my phone ring and I quickly answered it,


Travis O’Connor: Hey, you weren’t in school, are you alright?


May Wolcott: No, but I can fill you in tomorrow, okay?


Travis O’Connor: Alright, but I want details.


May Wolcott: Yes sir. I love you Travis.


Travis O’Connor: I love you too May. (Travis hangs up the phone.)


Narrator One: May leaves the house undetected; dressed now in jeans and a sweatshirt. She heads off towards the gardens; a surprise would meet her eyes when she entered through those gates.


Scene Two: Flowers


[Enter May Wolcott, and Pixie]


Narrator: May Wolcott looked around and to her surprise the garden was full of life...and flowers so many flowers. She looked around for a gardener but could find none; so May travelled the gardens, smelling the flowers and tickling the rabbits and doves. May came a crossed a willow tree and parted the leaves; there was a lake with wild rose bushes; May Wolcott had just found her May Wolcott heard a rustling and jumped away from the tree scared what of what it could be. A girl came forward, her hair in a high ponytail, and she was wearing old holey jeans and a battered university sweatshirt. May was surprised at her appearance, but more so of how the girl got into her backyard.


May Wolcott: Who are you?


Pixie: I’m Pixie Martin; I live just over there. (May averted her attention to a small cabin.)


May Wolcott: You’re the gardener then?


Pixie: Gosh no. My papa is; I just like exploring his handy work. Who are you?


May Wolcott: I’m May Wolcott, my father is the mayor.


Pixie: I’ve never seen you around her before.


May Wolcott: I’m usually with friends or on the computer; but I learned today life is more than that.


Pixie: I’m sorry.


May Wolcott: About what? Me having cancer? Or me just figuring out there’s more to life than technology?


Pixie: I suppose both.


May Wolcott: So do you help at all with the roses?


Pixie: Yes; they’re my favorite.


Narrator: The two become fast friends and May divulges on her situation openly with the girl that lives in the gardener’s cabin. Pixie finally said after the story was through,


Pixie: You’ve got to tell them sometime May. It isn’t fair you know if you don’t.


May Wolcott: I know. I’ll tell them don’t worry.


Pixie: You better; but I’ve got to get home; and you should too.


May Wolcott: Yes ma’am.( May mockingly salutes and stands)


Narrator: The two say goodbye and head in different directions; May continued to visit the garden for the six weeks until she finally had the nerve to say goodbye.)


Join MovellasFind out what all the buzz is about. Join now to start sharing your creativity and passion
Loading ...