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"Party at the Grave" by Mike Allan
(Group of a teenagers, including the usual tropes-the Jock, the Cheerleader, Thin Nerd, Heavyset Joker, The Stoner, Black Dude, Black Dude's Black Girlfriend, Goth chick-are sitting around a picnic table in the later evening. A bottle of alcohol and a few cans of beer sit on the table. We hear indistinct conversation as laugher as the camera pans closer to them.)
Jock (suddenly stops and looks around): Ah, shoot, guys it's starting to get late! We better jet before the cops show.
Black Dude: Yeah, man, that's a good idea. But I'm not ready to go home. Where should we take this?
Heavyset Joker: Oh, I got an idea! Let's go over to the cemetery! It'll be completely empty and we can party like crazy there!
(Abrupt dead silence. A beat, then-)
The Stoner (choking on drag): Seriously, dude? That's like totally disrespectful!
Black Dude's Black Girlfriend: Not to mention creepy!
Thin Nerd; Yeah, man!
Goth (who's been standing a bit off to the side by herself at this point, suddenly speaks): My Aunt is buried in that cemetery. She died last year from cancer.
Cheerleader (walks over and puts her arm around her): Ah, Jaime, I'm so sorry...
(Everyone else glares at Joker)
Jock: Oh, good move, dude!
Black Guy: Yeah, man, way to bring up a bad memory.
(Everyone else starts to mumble their agreement.)
Thin Nerd: Hey, I got it! Why donít we go to my place? Parents are out of the town for this weekend, and Iíve got pretty decent-sized basement.
Jock: Yo, thatís sounds good!
(Others, except Joker, chime in).
Cheerleader: Yeah, letís do that!
(Everyone grabs their cups and walks off stage left, except the Joker, who stands alone for a bit.)
Joker (sighs): Still say it would have been cooler to go to the cemetery.
(Walks off, following the rest of the crowd.)