Script Tease: Parent-Teacher Meeting

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INT. HIGH SCHOOL CLASSROOM

Diane and Kate sit opposite Mrs. Steinberg. Diane is sitting in a normal chair. Kate is still wedged into her tiny desk.

DIANE:
What do you mean an “unusual” passage?

MRS. STEINBERG:
We’ve been reading Greek mythology.

KATE:
Yeah, Warren’s really into Poseidon.
(showing off)
God of the sea.

Diane is unimpressed.

DIANE:
Yes, Kate, everyone knows who Poseidon is.
(to Mrs. Steinberg)
Perhaps if you read us what he wrote?

Mrs. Steinberg hesitates. Then starts reading.

MRS. STEINBERG:
“Poseidon left the sea, where he lived, and came to the island, where she lived.”

DIANE:
Okay, so he's not Faulkner.

Mrs. Steinberg holds up her finger, like “one minute.”

MRS. STEINBERG:
“Poseidon moved in to kiss her. ‘I’m too old for you,’ she said, her breasts heaving like milky grapefruits.”

Kate snorts. Diane shoots her a look.

KATE:
Sorry.

MRS. STEINBERG:
“‘Age ain’t nothin’ but a number,’ declared Poseidon. And then with his agile tongue, he licked her ankle tattoo until it glistened. He could wait no longer. His mighty trident ripped through his--”

KATE:
Hello!

DIANE:
That’s enough.


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