The City – The Listener

the city 1The City

by dArKjAdE-

EPISODE I

“My name is Timothy Collins…”

“And I’m a Listener…”

Episode II

The Listener

A taxi cab tears down the road in the middle of New York City

In the back of the cab, an older couple argues

Driving, is the white haired, 23 year old Timothy Collins

“Today’s not a good day…”

“Today’s one of those days where I want to find a ravine, and drive right off into it, me jumping out, and leaving this couple in it…”

“Yeah today’s one of those days.”

“HEY KID, WE GOINA BE THERE ANYTIME SOON? OR ARE YOU TAKEN THE SCENIC ROUTE TO UP YOUR FARE…”

SCREEECHHHH

Suddenly Timothy pulls over, and brings the cab to a dead stop.

“Get out,” he says without demonstrating any remorse.

“What?” the guy in back replies

Timothy turns around, lights a cigarette, and flicks it at the couple, “I said get out!”

The couple shaken up, jumps out of the car, and as the guy reaches into his wallet to pay, Timothy has already torn down the road in his blue taxi… The Pharaoh as he calls it… One of a kind.

“As a cab driver, I go by the name Rex… All these identities… What’s the point.”

Ah yeah I remember… Sanity… I mean, who can really take being the same person every single day, in and out… No wonder so many people get lost in t.v…. They need an escape from being whoever they are all the friggen time… Not me, I just ride out 3 identities…”

Timothy pulls up to a highrise apartment building, scopes it out a bit, then gets out of his cab.

IN AN ELEVATOR

Timothy rides to the 22nd floor, where he gets out, and uses a card key to access his room.

CLICK

“Home…”

He tosses his long black trench coat onto the couch.

“Now home I like…”

He checks his messages.

 He then jumps over the couch, picks up the remote, and turns on the t.v.

“You didn’t really think I never watched t.v., did yah… But I don’t watch it for the same reasons…”

He flips it to the news.

“Car wrecks, shootings, political bullshit… Now that’s entertainment.”

Suddenly his face goes blank, and he drops the remote on the floor, and like being in a trance heads into his bedroom, leaving the news blaring in the background.

“Rex’s day is over… But Billy’s is just beginning.”

He goes into his closet and pulls out a pair of medical scrubs for his intern job…

RING RING

Suddenly he freezes, and turns to look at the cell phone sitting on the mantle by his bead.

RING RING

He tosses the scrubs on the bed and picks up the phone

“Hello…”

“Looks like Billy’s calling in sick… It’s Julian’s time.”

dArKjAdE-

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8 Responses to “The City – The Listener”

  1. […] EPISODE 2 – THE LISTENER […]

  2. Very promising and lots of suspense

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