Decision 2008:

Cookies or Donuts?

Scene: A bakery. Stage R has a counter that's predominated by donuts and the walls at stage R are white. On the other side, it's almost entirely filled with cookies and the walls are black. Right where the two colors meet is a glass door that shows it's sunny outside. Pizza Angel by Veggie Tales is playing softly in the background.

(SVEN is on the cookie side of the bakery and BEN is on the donut side. Although brothers, they have a deep rivalry against each other, which can be seen in their bakery)

SVEN

So, Ben!

BEN

(He looks at SVEN warily)

What, Sven?

SVEN

I was just curious… how many of your… donuts have you sold today?

BEN

(He keeps eye contact with SVEN and it's clear by the tone of his voice that he doesn't like where the conversation is going)

A couple.

SVEN

A couple?

(Smirks and laughs)

You little idiot, thinking that people will buy more of your silly little donuts than my cookies.

BEN

Oh yeah?

SVEN

Yeah! I'll bet you that the next customer who comes in will NOT. NOT buy your donuts, but will choose my far superior cookies, my brother and worthy adversary!

BEN

(Claps his hands together)

Oh-HO! This, I will most certainly bet you!

SVEN

(Fakes a smile)

May the best cookies win.

BEN

(Narrows his eyes)

Oh, my donuts will.

(HEIDI and JASMINE enter, and this makes SVEN and BEN gasp with delight)

HEIDI

(She and JASMINE are giving SVEN and BEN weird looks)

Are you guys OK?

SVEN

(Smirks)

Oh yes. Much like these cookies.

BEN

(Stares at SVEN, annoyed, and crosses his arms)

But not nearly as OK as these donuts.

(HEIDI and JASMINE exchange a what-the-heck-is-wrong-with-these-guys look)

JASMINE

(Warily)

You guys have any water?

SVEN

No, but-

BEN

We have donuts!

(And the war begins, and you can see HEIDI and JASMINE becoming a bit freaked out throughout)

SVEN

And cookies!

BEN

The donuts are better!

SVEN

There are more types of cookies! A-and shapes!

BEN

(At this point, BEN and SVEN seem to have forgotten that HEIDI and JASMINE are still there)

World frickin' peace could be founded on donuts!

SVEN

(Scoffs)

Ha! World peace is impossible, and even if it were, it would most definitely not be founded on donuts when cookies are much better!

BEN

Yeah, maybe in UPSIDE-DOWN LAND! And you can't fill cookies with cream!

SVEN

Cookies are a universal symbol for grannies! Dontcha love grannies?

HEIDI

(To JASMINE)

I'm frightened.

JASMINE

(Back to HEIDI)

Me, too.

BEN

(Holds out his hand)

Come to the light!

SVEN

(Holds out his hand as well)

No! Don't go into the light! Come to the dark side!

(Suddenly, OMAR, the third brother, rolls into the bakery- quite literally, he's on roller-skates)

SVEN and BEN

(Gasp in horror and point dramatically at OMAR)

OMAR!

OMAR

Yes, it is I! Omar, of the pizzeria!

(He flips his hair heroically and turns to the girls)

Pay no mind to these loser pastry-eaters! Come to the pizzeria!

JASMINE and HEIDI

(They shrug)

OK!

(They loop arms with OMAR, who rolls out with a girl on each arm. There's a long, still silence)

BEN

Ah… hm.

(There's another pause)

That was unfortunate.

SVEN

(Nods slowly)

Indeed, it was.

(He pauses, and then he starts to smile)

Cookies are still better.

BLACKOUT.


Wrote this last year for my drama and screenwriting class and then revised it for my creative writing class. :)

Cookies and donuts, anybody? :D