Comedy. By David S. Raine.
Cast: 2m., 4w. A family must deal with the afterlife.
(Lights up on a family standing in a line.)
TOM We're dead
LIZ Of course we're dead. You don't just drive off the side of Pike's Peak, have your gas tank explode when you hit the ground and then just stroll away from the wreckage.
TOM The day isn't going well, dear, I can do without the sarcasm.
LIZ I'm sorry, sweetheart. This isn't easy for me, either.
SUSIE I'm pretty bummed out myself.
TOM (noticing SUZIE). Excuse me?
SUSIE What happened, Dad? You get the brake and the accelerator mixed up?
TOM Dad? (Pause.) Susie?
SUSIE Well, don't act so suprised.
LIZ Susie? It can't be.
SUSIE It can't? Why not?
LIZ Honey, you're only eighteen months old.
SUSIE Duh, Mom. You think I don't know how old...(Notices her hand.) Wait a minute. (She pulls her collar and looks inside.) Whoa, that's new!
TOM You're all grown up. What's going on here? Hey, who's in charge here?
EUNICE (Turning around). You can't be serious.
TOM Say, do you know what's going on here, miss...?
EUNICE Eunice. Well, I guess I know as much as you do. We're dead, there's obviously an afterlife, it has its own set of rules...