Darker the Shadow

I have written a play set in the industrialized world, where two friends experience what the quick rise to power can do to the human mind, and how easily morals can become shackles that you must get rid of.


11. Scene 11: A Task

Setup: James is sitting at his table writing a letter. Clark is standing next to the table.

Clark: Lower the wages and cut safety expenses. 

James writes something down.

Clark: While we're at it, cut sanitary expenses too, and fire all the cleaners.

James continues to write as clark speaks.

Clark: And get rid of any sort of paid retirement, thats not our problem.

Clark: Get rid of paid breaks too, if they want our money they'll have to work hard for it.

Clark: Also expand work hour from 7am-7pm to 5am-11pm, and get rid of extra pay for extra work. 

Clark: Finally all the gardens you set up in our facilities, get rid of them and put some more machines there instead, they have plenty of gardens at home.

James: Is that it?

Clark: Yeah that'll about do it. That's certainly going to clear up our budget, which means more money for you and me mate.

James nods. Clark grabs the letter from the table and inspects it.

Clark: Signed by James Gillean. Great I'll go post that.

Clark leaves the scene, and James sits in silence at his desk. When Clark enters the scene he looks up.

Clark: Got that out of the way, this company might finally start making some good bucks. Nice job James.

James: Thanks.

Clark: Now I have something else I have to talk to you about.

James: What?

Clark: I've noticed something about you lately.

James: Whats wrong?

Clark: You've been spending an awful lot of time with that girlfriend of yours.

James: Fiancée.

Clark: I don't care. 

James: Is that a problem?

Clark: She distracts you James, you can't work as much with her around. If you want this company to reach full potential, you're going to have to get rid of her.

James: What do you mean get rid of her?

Clark: I mean make sure she won't distract you anymore.

James: I can't just get rid of her, she's my fiancée and I'm planning to marry her.

Clark: Well James, we can't have everything we want in life can we, so you'll have to choose. Her or the company?

James: Clark please, you know I'll do anything for you, but please don't make me get rid of Maria.

Clark: I'd love to allow you James, but we can't let women get involved in our business, it only hurts it.

James: Is this because of Clarence?

Clark spins around and slams his fist down unto the table.


Clark takes his hands of the table, and takes a few slow breaths.

Clark: Sorry about that mate, that wasn't planned. Just get it done, I don't wan't to see you loose your grip. 

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