Roswell 1947 pages thirteen and fourteen


Roswell1947                             page thirteen

Act 4 Scene 1:

Narrator: Act 4 takes place at the Roswell Funeral Home. While Dennis the mortician is prepping a client for tomorrow’s funeral he hears the phone ring.

General Kane:  Dennis, this is General Kane from the Air Force base. Listen, Dennis I need four child size caskets as soon as possible. Do you have any in stock?

Dennis:  Caskets for children? I have two in stock.

General Kane:  I need four Dennis. Can you build me two more this evening?

Dennis:  Well, sir, this is kind of short notice. I’ll have to run over to the General Store before it closes at six. I’ll have to buy lumber, nails, a hammer, a saw, a tape measure and some paint.

General Kane: That sounds like a plan Dennis. And while you’re at the General Store see if you can pick me up some pepperoni sticks and some White Owl cigars.

Dennis:  I’m a little pressed for time sir. I’ve just started preparing a body for a funeral tomorrow and it will probably take me about six hours to finish the job.

General Kane:  So you’re sure this guy is dead?

Dennis:  Yeah, as far as I can tell.

General Kane:  So what does he care if you bury him tomorrow or a day later? He’s probably not in any hurry is he?

Dennis:  I suppose not sir.

General Kane: Well, I am Dennis. I want those caskets delivered to the hospital byeight o’clockthis evening. Now I suggest you get going to the General Store this minute.

Dennis:  Aye aye sir! I’m on my way. Oh, by the way sir, why do you need four child size caskets? Was there an accident involving small children that I haven’t heard about?

General Kane: Don’t ask any questions Dennis. You’ll get further orders when you arrive at the hospital with the caskets. And make sure you remember to bring my cigars and pepperoni sticks.

Dennis’s soliloquy:  This doesn’t make any sense. Usually, they ask me to prepare the bodies before they order caskets. And surely I would have heard about an accident involving small children before now. Well, I better get to the General Store before it   closes.

Page fourteen

After a couple of hours of sleep Mick wakes up in the storage room at the hospital. He still feels woozy from the effects of his tranquillizer.

Mick:  Where am I? Those Fascists must have stuck me in the janitor’s room! There’s nothing here but brooms, mops, and pails in here. Hold on. I see a window.

Narrator:  Mick stumbles over to the window. He picks up a step ladder and smashes the glass out of the window. He runs to a back lane about a block from the hospital. He runs to a back lane about a block from the hospital. As Mick stumbles down the lane two dog catchers from town are having a smoke break in their truck. They see Mick stumbling down the lane.

Harvey the dog catcher:  Hey Hoss, look at that guy. He’s bombed out of his mind.

Hoss the dog catcher:  Hey Buddy, come over here. It looks like you can use some help.

Mick:  You’re right about that! First, I get kidnapped by two air force guys who throw me in the back of a truck full of aliens. Then they take me to a hospital where a nurse shoots me full of horse tranquillizer. Then I pass out and wake up in the janitor’s closet in the hospital. I , finally, broke the glass in the window in the janitor’s room and made a run for it.

Harvey:  Ha! Ha! Ha! That’s the goofiest story I ever heard in all my born days!

Hoss:  Harvey, this man’s not in his right head. He’s hallucinating real bad. We need to get him back to the hospital.

Harvey:  You’re right, Hoss. This guy’s probably been in the sun too long. He’s probably got the heatstroke.

When Hoss goes to grab Mick his guys fall out of his trouser pockets. Mick quickly picks the keys up and opens the back door of the dog catcher’s vehicle. Mick then unleashes a huge Rottweiler hear the back door of the van.

Harvey:  Hoss, run for your life! The big mean Rotties been cut loose!

Narrator:  The enraged Rottie chases Harvey and Hoss down the lane. The dog catchers see a big blue dumpster, climb into it and shut the lid.

Harvey:  Ah, man , it stinks in here.

Hoss: I don’t care. I’m staying in here until I’m sure the dog’s gone.

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An Introduction to the World of Work


Being semi retired in the last few months I have had some time to ponder the world of work as it compares to the state of retirement.After a short while the most obvious observation that I made is that retirement is great. I have great difficulty understanding people who say that if they were retired they would be bored. Broke yes; bored? ,not a chance. One of the major disadvantages of work is that it consumes so much of your time and energy. This may not seem so obvious if you are still in your twenties or thirties. You will probably still have an adequate amount of energy left after putting in your eight to ten hours at the salt mines. Once you hit your fifties and beyond, however, your energy level is now at a premium. You start to realize that time is not on your side no matter what The Rolling Stones say..

Why I Believe in God


The main reason that I believe in God is because I need Him. I knew this when I was a little kid and was not yet a Christian. Early on I realized that shit happens and that I was usually not strong enough or smart enough to clean up the mess on my own. In other words I needed God’s help and if there wasn’t a God I had pretty well had the biscuit.

There was also a time in my life that I also decided to believe in God because I didn’t want to go to hell. I now know that i am not going to hell because in faith, I have accepted Jesus Christ as my Lord and Savior. However, shit continues to happen and I still need His help every day.

Roswell 1947 page thirteen


Roswell1947                             page thirteen

 

Act 4 Scene 1:

 

Narrator: Act 4 takes place at the Roswell Funeral Home. While Dennis the mortician is prepping a client for tomorrow’s funeral he hears the phone ring.

 

General Kane:  Dennis, this is General Kane from the Air Force base. Listen, Dennis I need four child size caskets as soon as possible. Do you have any in stock?

 

Dennis:  Caskets for children? I have two in stock.

 

General Kane:  I need four Dennis. Can you build me two more this evening?

 

Dennis:  Well, sir, this is kind of short notice. I’ll have to run over to the General Store before it closes at six. I’ll have to buy lumber, nails, a hammer, a saw, a tape measure and some paint.

 

General Kane: That sounds like a plan Dennis. And while you’re at the General Store see if you can pick me up some pepperoni sticks and some White Owl cigars.

 

Dennis:  I’m a little pressed for time sir. I’ve just started preparing a body for a funeral tomorrow and it will probably take me about six hours to finish the job.

 

General Kane:  So you’re sure this guy is dead?

 

Dennis:  Yeah, as far as I can tell.

 

General Kane:  So what does he care if you bury him tomorrow or a day later? He’s probably not in any hurry is he?

 

Dennis:  I suppose not sir.

 

General Kane: Well, I am Dennis. I want those caskets delivered to the hospital byeight o’clockthis evening. Now I suggest you get going to the General Store this minute.

 

Dennis:  Aye aye sir! I’m on my way. Oh, by the way sir, why do you need four child size caskets? Was there an accident involving small children that I haven’t heard about?

 

General Kane: Don’t ask any questions Dennis. You’ll get further orders when you arrive at the hospital with the caskets. And make sure you remember to bring my cigars and pepperoni sticks.

 

Dennis’s soliloquy:  This doesn’t make any sense. Usually, they ask me to prepare the bodies before they order caskets. And surely I would have heard about an accident involving small children before now. Well, I better get to the General Store before it   closes.

 

 

 

 

 

A Day in the Life of Ken David Stewart July 6, 2011


A Day in the Life of Ken David Stewart July 6, 2011

Post Casey Anthony Trial Observations:

1) I find it interesting that no one came forward to say that Casey had confessed that she had killed Caylee or found her dead in her car. Most people will have a strong need to confess their crime to at least one person that they trust.
2) I also find it interesting that if Casey Anthony had murdered Caylee there wasn’t anyone around to witness it. I was trying to imagine certain scenarios and came up with two different fictionalized situations. The first fictionalized scenario is a case where Casey would leave Caylee in her car while she was attending a party. I would make the assumption that every couple of hours Casey would go out to the car to see how her daughter was doing. In this scenario Casey would find that Caylee was crying and yelling. I am also assuming that the party occurred shortly after Casey had engaged in a serious and disturbing fight with her mother, Cindy. If Casey was still in a very angry, frustrated state of emotional mind she could have lost control and done something to Caylee that would cause her death.
3) The second fictional scenario occurs in the same circumstance. This time when Casey comes out to her car she finds that Caylee is unresponsive and unconscious. Casey desperately tries to revive her daughter but realizes that Caylee is a victim of a fatal overdose of chloroform or other sedating chemical.
4) If either scenario were possible it would seem logical that Casey would need to tell either her boyfriend or a girlfriend about what happened.
5) It seems unlikely that after three years someone would not have leaked out the details of the confession.

The Deliberations Have Begun July 4, 2011


The closing statements are now over and the jury in the casey Anthony must now come up with a just verdict. Something that one considers is that a trial is not about guilt or innocence or even obtaining justice. Justice is not possible where a human life has been taken either by accident or with deliberation. There will be no winners in this case no matter what the jury’s outcome is. There are,however,plenty of losers. Whether or not Casey Anthony is convicted of first degree murder, Caylee cannot return to her family alive. How will the anthony family ever manage to rebuild their lives? The individual family members have been damaged if not destroyed in some cases.

I would notwant to be on this jury.The circumstantial evidence all points to the guilt of Casey Anthony yet the forensic and scientific evidence appears to be shaky. Casey’s presentation during the trial will not help her. She comes off as a cold person unless something in the trial testimony is related to her own personal pain. There is little chance that she is going to present as a sympathetic character to the jury. Her defense attorneys have pointed out to the jury that they cannot convict Casey of murder just because she is an unlikable person. My opinion is that Judge Perry should have called a mistrial after the court videos showed that Jeff Ashton had been laughing during Jose Baez’s closing statements.

Roswell 1947


Roswell 1947 by Ken David Stewart            page one

 

Act One Scene One:

Roswell 1947 by Ken David Stewart            page one

 

Act One Scene One:

 

Narrator:  As our play opens a group of old men are sitting on rocking chairs outside the Roswell General Store. It’s getting late in the evening and the temperature is dropping rapidly. The men are suddenly startled by an unusual sight in the sky.

Dewey:  What the heck is that? Look at the sky.

Buford:  I don’t know. It looks like a silver disc with bright flashing lights.

Clem:  It’s losing elevation real fast.

Dewey: I can’t see it any more. It’s disappeared behind yonder hill.

Narrator:  In a few seconds the men heard a loud crash that sounded like thunder. The crash seemed to have come from behind the hill. As they heard the sound the sky lit up like a huge orange yellow flame.

Act One Scene Two:

Narrator:  We are now at the ranch of Mick Russell. His ranch is not far from the city ofRoswell. It isfive AMand Mick is suddenly stirred from a sound sleep by the noise created by his animals.

Mick: Those damn animals! It’s too early for them to be up. I better go out and check what the commotion is all about.

Narrator: Mac sleepily puts on his jeans and a tee shirt and walks down the hall toward his son’s bedroom.

Mick: Rob, get up. The animals are all freaked out about something.

Rob: Ah come on Dad. I was up until three in the morning partying.

Mick: That’s tough. Put on your clothes and come help your dad.

Rob: All right I’m coming. Don’t get your shirt in a knot.

Narrator: As soon as Mick and Rob walk about one hundred yards out into the field they find out what rattled the animals.

Act One SceneTwo(cont.)                                                                                   page two

Mick- What the heck? Look at all those shiny pieces of metal.

Rob:  Yeah, there must be hundreds of jagged pieces. The glare off the sun is almost blinding.

 

Narrator:  As our play opens a group of old men are sitting on rocking chairs outside the Roswell General Store. It’s getting late in the evening and the temperature is dropping rapidly. The men are suddenly startled by an unusual sight in the sky.

Dewey:  What the heck is that? Look at the sky.

Buford:  I don’t know. It looks like a silver disc with bright flashing lights.

Clem:  It’s losing elevation real fast.

Dewey: I can’t see it any more. It’s disappeared behind yonder hill.

Narrator:  In a few seconds the men heard a loud crash that sounded like thunder. The crash seemed to have come from behind the hill. As they heard the sound the sky lit up like a huge orange yellow flame.

Act One Scene Two:

Narrator:  We are now at the ranch of Mick Russell. His ranch is not far from the city ofRoswell. It isfive AMand Mick is suddenly stirred from a sound sleep by the noise created by his animals.

Mick: Those damn animals! It’s too early for them to be up. I better go out and check what the commotion is all about.

Narrator: Mac sleepily puts on his jeans and a tee shirt and walks down the hall toward his son’s bedroom.

Mick: Rob, get up. The animals are all freaked out about something.

Rob: Ah come on Dad. I was up until three in the morning partying.

Mick: That’s tough. Put on your clothes and come help your dad.

Rob: All right I’m coming. Don’t get your shirt in a knot.

Narrator: As soon as Mick and Rob walk about one hundred yards out into the field they find out what rattled the animals.

Act One SceneTwo(cont.)                                                                                   page two

Mick- What the heck? Look at all those shiny pieces of metal.

Rob:  Yeah, there must be hundreds of jagged pieces. The glare off the sun is almost blinding.

Mick:  Where do you think all this metal came from?

Rob:  It looks like something very large crashed here last night.

Mick:  It’s that damn Air Force base. They’re always testing some top secret stuff over there.

Narrator:  Rob picks up a few of the metal pieces and starts to examine them.

Rob:  This stuff is weird Dad. It’s giving me the creeps. It’s so flexible it’s unreal. Look Dad I can roll a piece of this metal up until a ball and it straightens itself right out again.

Narrator:  Mick moves closer to Rob to take a closer look.

Mick:  Look at the strange marking on this piece.

Rob:  It looks like Egyptian hieroglyphics or something?

Mick:  You’re talking way over my head son. I only went up to grade eight. Don’t worry though. Let’s put some of this stuff in a bag. I’ll take it to the sheriff tomorrow and see what he makes of it. Then I’m going to ask him who’s going to clean up this mess on my ranch.

Rob: I forgot to tell you Dad. Last night we were sitting outside Dwight’s place drinking beer when we saw this amazing flash of bright orange light in the sky. Then, kaboom! We heard this deafening crash.

Mick:  What you guys probably heard and saw was the light show from the Pink Floyd concert. They were playing inAlbuquerquelast night.

Rob:  Dad, this is 1947! Rock and roll hasn’t even been invented yet.

Mick:  Oh yeah, you’re right.

Narrator:  Mick climbs into his old rusted pick up truck and heads for town. While he’s driving Rob turns on the radio and they start listening to Rick Black morning show.

Roswell 1947Act One Scene Two(cont.)             page three

Rick Black:  Good morningRoswell. I just got a call from Buford, one of the old guys we always see outside the General Store. They said something about seeing some weird bright lights in the sky last night. Dewey said something about a loud crash behind a hill.

Dwight Miller (Rick’s co-host):  Well, Rick we all know how those good ole boys like to sit around and tell each other stories. Let’s face it. They don’t have much else to do to pass the time. I mean how many Carter’s Little Liver pills can you take in a day?

Rick: Right, and how many times can you rub Ben Gay on your old, decrepit aching joints? But all the same, Buford sounded awful scared on the phone.

Dwight: Yeah, and let’s not forget that secret base the Air Force has way out in the desert

Rick:  Area 51 you mean. Yeah I‘ve been hearing all kinds of rumors about weird experiments that they do there.

Act One Scene Three:

 

Narrator:  After approximately a half hour’s ride Mick Russell arrives at the Sheriff’s Office in the town ofRoswell. He walks in and asks if he can speak to Sheriff Elmer Pyle.

Sheriff Pyle:  Howdy Mick? What you got in that bag there?

Mick: That’s the thing. I don’t know. That’s why I’m bringing it to you. All I know is that my ranch is covered with this stuff.

Narrator: Mick empties the bag on the sheriff’s desk.

Sheriff Pyle: Wow, you weren’t kidding Mick. This stuff is weird. It looks and feels mighty creepy.

Narrator:  The phone on the sheriff’s desk rings loudly.

Clem:  Elmer? It’s Clem. Me and the boys saw a bright object shaped sorta like a triangle. It disappeared from our sight and crashed somewhere beyond the hills.

Sheriff Pyle:  Thanks for the information Clem. It may be a coincidence or it may have some connection to what I’m looking at right now. I’m going to call Colonel Marshall at the Air Force base right now. This might be something he needs to know about.

Narrator:  The sheriff hangs up the phone and then immediately phones the Air Force base.

Act One Scene Three                                                                                   page four

Roswell 1947Act One Scene Two(cont.)             page three

Rick Black:  Good morningRoswell. I just got a call from Buford, one of the old guys we always see outside the General Store. They said something about seeing some weird bright lights in the sky last night. Dewey said something about a loud crash behind a hill.

Dwight Miller (Rick’s co-host):  Well, Rick we all know how those good ole boys like to sit around and tell each other stories. Let’s face it. They don’t have much else to do to pass the time. I mean how many Carter’s Little Liver pills can you take in a day?

Rick: Right, and how many times can you rub Ben Gay on your old, decrepit aching joints? But all the same, Buford sounded awful scared on the phone.

Dwight: Yeah, and let’s not forget that secret base the Air Force has way out in the desert

Rick:  Area 51 you mean. Yeah I‘ve been hearing all kinds of rumors about weird experiments that they do there.

Act One Scene Three:

 

Narrator:  After approximately a half hour’s ride Mick Russell arrives at the Sheriff’s Office in the town ofRoswell. He walks in and asks if he can speak to Sheriff Elmer Pyle.

Sheriff Pyle:  Howdy Mick? What you got in that bag there?

Mick: That’s the thing. I don’t know. That’s why I’m bringing it to you. All I know is that my ranch is covered with this stuff.

Narrator: Mick empties the bag on the sheriff’s desk.

Sheriff Pyle: Wow, you weren’t kidding Mick. This stuff is weird. It looks and feels mighty creepy.

Narrator:  The phone on the sheriff’s desk rings loudly.

Clem:  Elmer? It’s Clem. Me and the boys saw a bright object shaped sorta like a triangle. It disappeared from our sight and crashed somewhere beyond the hills.

Sheriff Pyle:  Thanks for the information Clem. It may be a coincidence or it may have some connection to what I’m looking at right now. I’m going to call Colonel Marshall at the Air Force base right now. This might be something he needs to know about.

Narrator:  The sheriff hangs up the phone and then immediately phones the Air Force base.

Act One Scene Three                                                                                   page four

Roswell 1947Act One Scene Two(cont.)             page three

Rick Black:  Good morningRoswell. I just got a call from Buford, one of the old guys we always see outside the General Store. They said something about seeing some weird bright lights in the sky last night. Dewey said something about a loud crash behind a hill.

Dwight Miller (Rick’s co-host):  Well, Rick we all know how those good ole boys like to sit around and tell each other stories. Let’s face it. They don’t have much else to do to pass the time. I mean how many Carter’s Little Liver pills can you take in a day?

Rick: Right, and how many times can you rub Ben Gay on your old, decrepit aching joints? But all the same, Buford sounded awful scared on the phone.

Dwight: Yeah, and let’s not forget that secret base the Air Force has way out in the desert

Rick:  Area 51 you mean. Yeah I‘ve been hearing all kinds of rumors about weird experiments that they do there.

Act One Scene Three:

 

Narrator:  After approximately a half hour’s ride Mick Russell arrives at the Sheriff’s Office in the town ofRoswell. He walks in and asks if he can speak to Sheriff Elmer Pyle.

Sheriff Pyle:  Howdy Mick? What you got in that bag there?

Mick: That’s the thing. I don’t know. That’s why I’m bringing it to you. All I know is that my ranch is covered with this stuff.

Narrator: Mick empties the bag on the sheriff’s desk.

Sheriff Pyle: Wow, you weren’t kidding Mick. This stuff is weird. It looks and feels mighty creepy.

Narrator:  The phone on the sheriff’s desk rings loudly.

Clem:  Elmer? It’s Clem. Me and the boys saw a bright object shaped sorta like a triangle. It disappeared from our sight and crashed somewhere beyond the hills.

Sheriff Pyle:  Thanks for the information Clem. It may be a coincidence or it may have some connection to what I’m looking at right now. I’m going to call Colonel Marshall at the Air Force base right now. This might be something he needs to know about.

Narrator:  The sheriff hangs up the phone and then immediately phones the Air Force base.

Act One Scene Three                                                                                   page four

Sheriff Pyle:  Colonel Marshall? This is Sheriff Pyle. Sir, I have some strange metallic material on my desk that you might be interested in. A local rancher just brought a bag of this stuff in today. He reported that a lot more of this stuff is scattered all over his ranch. I also got a phone call about a possible aircraft crash last night and I was wondering if there could be a connection between the two incidents.

Colonel Marshall:  That’s interesting sheriff. I’m just checking last night’s log book but there doesn’t appear to be any mention of a possible crashed aircraft. However, our night shift officer told me that he that he got a few phone calls about seeing some strange lights in the sky last night. I’ll tell you what I plan to do. I’m going to send our crashed aircraft specialist, Major Jesse Ventura out to have a look at this guy’s ranch. There’s a Cold War going on and I want to know if the Soviets are flying their aircraft over our base to spy on us. Thanks for the heads up Sheriff Pyle.

Act Two Scene One:

 

Narrator:  About thirty miles northwest ofCoronaNew Mexicoan archeology professor and four of his students are out in the desert looking for dinosaur bones.

Michael (student):  Professor, some harsh reflecting light is right in my eyes.

Professor Stone:  It’s probably coming from that silver object embedded in the hill about 50 yards away.

Robert (student) Can we go see what it is sir?

Professor Stone:  Of course, it looks like some type of aircraft that’s crashed. We need to check if any passengers are injured.

Narrator: The professor and his young charges jog out to the hill.

Act Two Scene One (cont.)                                          page five

Chris (student):  Wow what a weird looking aircraft. It’s shaped like a triangle.

Howard (student): This is getting too creepy for me, man. Let’s get out of here.

Professor Stone:  Not until we check for injured passengers. Howie, if you ever want to make it as an archeologist you can’t keep wimping out like this.

Howard:  Sorry sir, I forgot about my civic duty.

Professor Stone:  It’s okay son. We all have our weak moments.

Michael (student): Over here guys. Check out what’s on the other side of this craft.

Chris:  I don’t believe it. There’s two little men in silver suits just outside the craft.

Professor Stone: I’m not so sure they’re human. Look at their unusually large heads and tiny bodies.

Howard: Whatever they are they’re not doing too good right now. I can’t get a pulse on either one of these guys.

Michael:  We probably can’t help those two but let’s see if there’s anyone still inside the craft.

Narrator:  Robert pries open the door of the cockpit with a crow bar. When he looks inside he sees two little creatures slumped in their seats. Chris gives one of the strange creatures in the silver suit a shake.

Chris:  This little guy’s as dead as the two outside the space craft.

Howie: Not this one though. His arm is trembling.

Robert: Howie’s right He’s still alive but he’s struggling to breathe.

Narrator:  It isn’t long before a fire truck and an ambulance arrive from behind the hill. A firefighter and a paramedic get out of their vehicles.

Otis:  You were right Frank. It’s a plane crash alright.

Frank:  Wow what a mess. Hi boys. Did you find any survivors?

Professor Stone:  There appears to be only one survivor. Robert and Howie are trying to get him out of the cockpit.

Act Two Scene Two (cont.)                                                      page six

Chris: Wow! Two trained professionals to the rescue.

Act Two Scene Two (cont.)                                                     page six

Otis:  Well we’re not real firefighters and paramedics. We’re only volunteers. The mayor is too cheap to hire professionals.

Frank:  don’t worry boys. Otis, here, is real good with a fire hose. And me I watch E.R. on tv all the time. I should also mention that I passed grade ten biology before I dropped out of high school.

Howie: Well, that’s good enough credentials for me. Can you guys do anything for the little guy here? He’s having a real hard time breathing.

Otis:  Woah! This guy’s weird! What the heck is he?

Professor:  I’ll give you my professional opinion at a later time. This poor creature requires medical attention immediately.

Frank:  I’ll go get the oxygen tank out of the ambulance.

Otis:  Frank, while you’re there I put some Jack Daniels in the glove compartment. A shot or two might relieve the creature’s pain.

Narrator:  The alien gratefully takes the oxygen mask and starts taking some deep breaths. After the space creature can breathe on his own Otis and Frank both grab an arm and help him walk to the ambulance. Just as they are opening the door for the alien a military jeep drives right up to them. A five star general gets out of the jeep.

General Kane:  Hold it right there boys. Turn your patient over to me.

Frank:  Sir, this creature needs to see a doctor immediately. Otis and me are going to take him over to theRoswellHospital.

General Kane:  What! Are you boys hard of hearing? This creature is now the property of the US Air Force.

Professor Stone:  Now hold on General. This poor creature is not your prisoner. It needs immediate medical attention.

General Kane:  Is that so? I recognize you. You’re that professor I saw on the Discovery Channel last night. You’re the old geezer who was out hunting for dinosaur bones. Now listen up egghead. You and your students didn’t see anything unusual out here today. You saw nothing and you heard nothing. In fact, as far as you’re concerned, today never happened. If you people tell anyone about the crashed spacecraft or these aliens, they’ll be looking for your bones in the desert. Do I make myself clear?

Act Three Scene One  (cont.)   page eight

Dusty: It could be one of those flying saucers I keep hearing about on the radio.

Floyd: Buddy, you better get to the radio station right quick and tell them your story. Them radio people would probably pay you real good for an interview.

Mick: Thanks for the tip Floyd. I sure could use the money about now. My old truck needs a lot of repairs. I’ll be on my way to the radio station. Say ‘hi’ to Aunt Bee for me.

Act Three Scene Two:

Narrator: Mick rushes right into the control room at the radio station. The two dee jays, Rick and Dwight are still on the air.

Mick:  Do you guys want to see proof of what those old guys at the general store were talking about?

Rick: listeners we will be right back after a message from our sponsors.

Narrator: As Rick and Dwight take off their headphones Mick dumps the bag full of shiny metallic objects all over their desk.

Rick:  What’s this stuff Mick?

Mick:  It’s pieces of a flying saucer that landed on my ranch last night.

Dwight: Rick this is the scoop of the century!

Rick:  I know and we’ll be the broadcasters who first broke the story.

Dwight:  Rick we’ll end up on the Larry King Show!

Rick:  Eassssy!!!

Rick:  Welcome back loyal listeners. we’ve got a very special guest on today’s show, rancher Mick Russell.

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Dwight:  That’s right. Mick has an amazing story to tell us. Tell us what you  found on your ranch last night Mick.

Mick: Well I think one of them flying saucers crashed on my ranch last night. I just dumped a bag of its metal pieces on Rick and Dwight’s dask.

Narrator: Just as Mac starts telling his story General Kane turns up the radio in his jeep.

General Kane:  What’s he talking about? Private, get this jeep to the radio station on the double! We’ve got to shut this cowboy up before he starts a national panic.

Private Enns:  Don’t worry sir. I’ll have us there in a flash.

Act Three Scene Three

Narrator: While Rick and Dwight are interviewing Mick Russell General Kane smashes the glass window in the control room. Private Enns kicks in the door.

Rick: What’s the meaning of this! We’re on the air.

Narrator: Ignoring the two radio broadcasters General Kane and Private Enns grab Mick by the arms and escort him out of the radio station. Next they throw Mick into the back of an army truck they picked up on their way to the station.

Rick:  I would just like to let the people ofRoswell,New Mexicoknow that our guest, Mick Russell has just been hauled out of our control room by two military officers. I thought we had freedom of speech in this country.

Dwight:  Yes, loyal listeners this is indeed a sad day for the American people.

Narrator:  Private Enns locks the door of the army truck shut. Mick is sitting in the pitch black dark near the back of the truck. Mick can’t see anyone but he hears labored breathing and deep moaning as if someone is in terrible pain.

Mick: Who’s in here? Man, it smells awful in here. I feel like I’m going to puke.

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Narrator:   After a long bumpy ride the army truck stops in front of The Roswell Hospital. Private Enns unlocks the door and helps Mick out of the back of the truck. Mick is trembling and is drenched in perspiration.

Mick: What are you guys doing to me?

General Kane:  Shut up Russell. Enns, I’m taking the surviving alien into the hospital. You bring Russell in. I’ll get some of the orderlies to carry in the dead aliens.

Narrator:  Mick turns around and sees the live alien getting hooked up to an oxygen mask.

Mick:  Who the heck is that? Am I in some kind of horror movie?

Narrator:  General Kane pushes through the hospital doors while helping the live alien inside. Private Enns is right behind him with Mick in handcuffs.

General Kane:  Nurse! Give Mr. Russell a shot of grade A horse tranquilizer. He’s having a real bad day and I want him to take a nap. And call some orderlies. I need them to unload some bodies from our army truck.

Nurse Carrie:  Aye aye General.

Narrator:  Nurse Carrie calls for some orderlies over the intercom. As the orderlies arrive Nurse Carrie gives them their instructions. She tells Mick to lower his trousers and then gives him a needle in the buttocks. Within a few seconds Mick slumps to the floor. Two orderlies lift Mick onto a stretcher.

General Kane:  Orderlies, stick this man in a storage room. After I take care of business here I’m taking him back to the Air Force base for interrogation.

Narrator:  While all this commotion is going on in the reception room a doctor passes by and sees the live alien slumped in a chair and taking deep breaths off an oxygen mask.

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Dr. Zorba:  Nurse, bring this man into the operating room immediately. We’ll have to work fast to save his life.

Narrator: Nurse Carrie helps the alien up onto the operating table.

Dr. Zorba: This is very bizarre. I can hear this creature’s voice in my head but he doesn’t appear to be speaking.

Nurse Carrie:  What’s he saying doctor?

Dr.Zorba:  He says that he’s very frightened and that he doesn’t want to die. He’s telling me what medical treatment he needs to restore him to health.

Nurse Carrie: Is he telling you anything else?

Dr. Zorba:  Yes, he says that his name is Executive Star Commander Zig and that he’s from a planet millions of light years from our solar system.

Nurse Carrie: He’s trying to communicate with me now too. He says that the last thing he remembers is colliding with another spacecraft. The creature said that he means us no harm.

Narrator: General Kane charges into the operating room.

Commander Zig (communicating telepathically) :  Doctor, this man frightens me.

General Kane:  Well, what’s the verdict, Doc? Can you save this thing or not?

Dr. Zorba:  First of all General, he’s not a thing. He’s an extremely intelligent being from another universe. He means us no harm. In fact, he’s afraid of you.

General Kane: You didn’t answer my question. Will he live?

Dr. Zorba:  Yes, I’ll do my best to save him. He was just telling me the kind of treatment that he requires before we were so rudely interrupted.

General Kane: Are you telling me that the creature speaks English?

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