Grandma’s Hands

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A CHANGE IS GOING TO COME

Adam is a 19 yr old male college student that is racially mixed that appears to be wHITE.

He’s taking a Film Production Class, he and three other students are working on a film project together in a group. While working on the project Adam encounters a fellow student named Sam that states in conversing with him that he’s glad he didn’t have to work with a bLACK student in their class named Marcus.

Sarah and Jacob are going to work the camera and take care of the lighting, while Adam and Sam will write the script and produce the sound for the four to seven minute short film for their group film project.

Sam states that “I’m glad we didn’t get Marcus, he wouldn’t do any work.”

Adam, “Where do you know Marcus from?”

Sam, “I don’t, but look at his hair, I don’t know what you call that style, but to me it sucks ass.”

Adam, “They’re called twist, Sam.”

Sam, “He was on time today, but they’re always late.”

“My dad’s a cop, and he told me that this bLACK cop that works in his department is always late for work.”

“He said that the only reason they put up with him is because they don’t want to keep spending money on replacing them.”

Adam, “Lets just give the guy a chance, he looks ok to me.”

Sam, “Alright, alri….but I bet you twenty bucks, he’ll drop this class.”

Adam, “I’m going to pray for you buddy.”

Sam, “Pray for me, ok you do that.”

LATER THAT WEEK ADAM AND SAM GO TO A COFFEE SHOP TO WORK ON THEIR  SCHOOL PROJECT TOGETHER.

TEN FEET FROM THE DOOR TO THE COFFEE SHOP ADAM BENDS
OVER TO TIE HIS SHOE SLACE, HIS PHONE STARTS TO RING.

Adam, “Go on a head and order, I’ll be right in, I have to take this call.”

SAM ENTERS THE SHOP, THERE’S A 60 YEAR OLD bLACK WOMAN BEHIND THE COUNTER.

Woman, ‘How are you today?

Woman, “It’s a beautiful day, yes a beautiful day it is.”

Woman, “What would you like?

Sam, “I’ll have a 16 oz coffee, the house blend.”

SAM WANTS A MUFFIN.

HE KEEPS ON EYE BALLING THE BLUEBERRY ONES IN THE CASE TO HIS RIGHT. HE DOESN’T HAVE ENOUGH MONEY.

Woman, “Would you like room for cream or sugar?”

SAM HEARS HER BUT HE DOESN’T SPEAK, THINKING TO HIMSELF, IF I WANTED IT I WOULD HAVE ASKED FOR IT, Wouldn’t I?

Woman, “Sweetie, would you like cream or sugar?”

Sam, “No, no, I don’t.”

Woman, “Alright, Sir, that will be a $1.85.”

SHE WALKS OVER TO THE COFFEE MAKER, PICK UP A CUP AND FILLS IT, THEN RETURNS TO THE COUNTER AND PLACES THE COFFEE ON THE COUNTER.

SAM HANDS HER A FIVE DOLLAR BILL. THE WOMAN TAKES THE FIVE AND HOLDS IT UP TO THE LIGHT, CHECKING THE BILL’S WATER MARK.

SHE LOOKS OVER AT SAM AND WINKS AT HIM.

Woman, “I’m playing with you, thought i’d have a little fun.”

SAM’S IS STANDING FAR AWAY FROM THE COUNTER, THIS IS HIS CUSTOM, SO THE CLERK WILL PLACE HIS CHANGE ON THE COUNTER, AND NOT ATTEMP TO
PLACE IT IN HIS HAND.

THE WOMAN PICKS UP HIS CHANGE, WALKS FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER, SHE WALKS UP TO SAM, LIFTS HIS RIGHT HAND AND PLACES HIS CHANGE IN HIS HAND WHILE SMILING ALL THE WHILE.

BOTH OF THE WOMAN’S HANDS ARE HOLDING SAM’S RIGHT HAND, SHE TURNS AND WALKS BACK TO THE COUNTER PICKS UP HIS COFFEE AND A COUPLE OF NAPKINS AND PLACES HIS ORDER ON THE TABLE. SHE TAPS THE BACK OF SAMS LEFT HAND WITH HER RIGHT HAND. SHE TURNS AND WALKS BACK BEHIND THE COUNTER.

SAM SITS DOWN AT THE TABLE PICK UP THE COFFEE AND HAS A SLIP.

THE WOMAN PICKS OUT THE BIGGEST BLUEBERRY MUFFIN, PUTS IT ON A PLATE, AND
BRINGS IT TO SAM AND PLACES IT ON THE TABLE WITHOUT SPEAKING, THEN WALKS BACK BEHIND THE COUNTERS.

SAM SITS, HIS MIND TAKING IT ALL IN.

ADAM ENTER THE COFFEE SHOP, WALKS UP TO THE WOMEN, THEY EXCHANGE WORDS, SAM CAN’T HEAR WHAT THEY’RE SAYING.

SAM SEES THAT THE WOMEN IS HOLDING ADAM’S HANDS IN HER’S OVER THE COUNTER, THEN ADAM LEANS IN AN KISSES THE WOMAN ON HER CHEEK.

THE WOMAN COMES FROM BEHIND THE COUNTER, ADAM AND THE WOMAN COME TO THE TABLE WHERE SAM IS SITTING.

ADAM, “Sam I want you to meet someone,

SAM STANDS

Deborah Kay, this is

Sam, Sam, this is Deborah Kay my grandma,”

SAM PUTS HIS HAND OUT TO SHAKE HER HAND.

DEBORAH KAY HUGS HIM.

Jacob drop the class,  Marcus’s group had an extra student.

Sam approaches  Marcus.  Marcus we’re a man short, How would you like to be on a winning team?

THE END

Published by Ester Green

Retired Cosmetology / Barber Aspiring Screenwriter lives in Salt Lake City, Utah

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