• Christine Iverson

Are You Copying Me?

Updated: Sep 19

Word Count: 91

Monkey: Hello!

Parrot 1 (P1): Hello! [P1 smiles]

Tree Frog: Hello!

P1: Hello!

Parrot 2 (P2): Hello!

P1: [Looks at P2]

P2: [Looks at P1]

P1: [Scoots left]

P2: [Scoots left]

P1: Ahem.

P2: Ahem.

P1: Are you copying me?

P2: Are you copying me?

P1: No.

P2: No.

P1: You ARE copying me!

P2: You ARE copying me!

P1: Stop it.

P2: Stop it.

P1: Hmpf.

P2: Hmpf.

P1: [Stares, silent]

P2: [Stares, silent]

P1: [Silent, looks at P2]

P2: [Silent, looks at P1]

P1: You’re the greatest parrot in the world!

P2: You’re the greatest parrot in the world!

P1: Ha! [Smug]

P2: Ha!

P1: [Narrows eyes, looks away]

P2: [Narrows eyes, looks away]

P1: [Looks at P2]

P2: [Looks at P1]

P1: Binoculars!

P2: Binoculars!

P1: Hmpf.

P2: Hmpf.

P1: Onomatopoeia.

P2: Onomatopoeia.

P1: Encyclopedia [raises one eyebrow].

P2: Encyclopedia [raises one eyebrow].

P1: Schenectady.

P2: Schenectady.

P1: Spaghetti.

P2: Pisghet—

Parrot 3 [P3, has been eavesdropping]: Did someone say spaghetti? I’m starving! Come on, let’s go eat!

P2: [Stares at P3]

P1: [Stares at P3]

P2: [Looks at P1]

P1: [Looks at P2]

P2: Let’s go eat!

P1: Let’s go eat!

[Parrots fly away together.]

P3: Hold on a second, guys. Are you copying me?

P2: He was copying first.

P1: He was copying first…


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