By: Brijeanae Darrolyn
Adaptation of BIG GRRRL SMALL WORLD BY LIZZO
*Candace comes rushing through the backdoor of the office with
tears in her eyes. She plops down in her seat simultaneously
dropping her longboard.*
*The girls around the office look around at each other. Stacy
comes from behind her desk and makes eye contact with
Candace. Signaling her to come outside with her. Stacy grabs
her nickel board from behind her desk and then walks outside.*
The rest of you can mind yours and get those boards out of the closet.
Umm… Today please!
*Candace grabs her arbor board from the floor and makes her
way out the door following behind Stacy*
*Stacy sits on the yellow swing centered under the gazebo to
the left of the office door*
So what’s going on Candy? You know I don’t do tears unless you’re bleeding from bailing off that arbor.
*Candace drops her head back and releases an ungodly sigh.*
Tina was just being a dick. Nothin new, I’ll be fine.
Just because it isn’t new doesn’t make it okay. What’d she do to you? I hope she didn’t put her hands on you? Candy..?
No..no she didn’t touch me! I swear on my grandma! Honest. It’s just the shit she says to me everyday. But today hit different.
We’ve gone over this. If they can’t treat you right…
*Candace picks her head up and looks over at Stacy. She begins
to spin her board between the palms of her hands.*
I should leave’em tonight…
That’s right! You are a brilliant and gorgeous girl Candy. Too smart to be dealing with a trick named Tina.
So what was it about today? You coming to skate with us again? Or not skipping class to kick it?
She said something about me getting dark since the suns been out! Like…come on I can’t help that.
My face and arms are darker though…maybe she’s right. It makes me look ugly.
REALLY?! Now Candy, I constantly tell you girls about people that try and make you feel like that.If they shame us for
our skin, they don’t deserve our time and energy.
*Candace puts her board down and places her right foot on it.
Moving it back and forth.*
Yes I know, but I do love her Stacy. There is no denying that. Well at least I think I do.
If she loves you back she wouldn’t comment on your complexion honey.That’s facts baby.
I guess you have a point.
I know I do. And if you love yourself first, you don’t have to depend on the next person’s love.
*Stacy gets up from the rock dusting off her butt and hands.
She walks toward Candace with her arm out to pat Candace’s
back. She picks up her board and holds it on her hip.*
So anything else you want to chat about,hun? Or can we head over to the waterfront now? The girls are in there waiting on us.
*Candy looks at Stacy with kind eyes and smiles. Stacy smiles back and waves her hand towards the building.*
Head in there and tell them to be out here with their boards ready to go in one minute!
Alright, I can do that.
*Candace smiles again, then goes to the office door and yanks it
open. All the girls look over at her surprised. Candace leans
on the door.*
Let’s roll yall!
Now I could’ve done that myself! Come on ladies we’ve got some ground to cover before it’s too dark to see the cracks!
*Stacy walks near Candace, hands her the board and puts her
hand on her shoulder. She gets her keys out of her pocket to
lock the door as the last girl shuffles out.*
*Stopping at the door Lily pauses in front of Stacy.*
Can we bring the speaker Stacy?
Sure, if it’s all charged up and you carry it!
It should be. I charged it up last Thursday Lily!
Well there’s your answer! Now hurry up we’re a little behind yall!
*Lily turns around and jogs back in over to the
cabinet. She tries to open it but it’s locked. She gives it a
good pull and has no luck.*
Stacy, it’s locked. Can I have the key?
I don’t know…can you?
*Candace looks back at the other girls and they start to
May I have the key please?
Now that’s the way honey!
*Stacy tosses the lanyard across the office to Lily. Lily
catches them, then quickly unlocks and swings the right side of the cabinet open.She grabs the red bluetooth speaker. Then closes and locks the
We’re going to be here all day messing around with yall! Can we bounce?
*Stacy looks over at Candace and gives her a quick wink with a
head nod. Candace picks her board up and steps in front of
the other girls*
*All the girls get on their skateboards and make their way to
the end of the corner. Candace lets them get in front of her
and stands next to Stacy. They walk behind the other girls
with their boards. Candace turns to Stacy and hugs her as
tight as she can. Face buried in her chest*
Thank you Stacy. You are the realest of the real. And I won’t forget a word you said.
Good. You know how I feel about repeating myself! Now go on and catch up to them, I’ll be right behind you.
*Candace puts down her board and cruises on to catch up with
the other girls. She looks back at Stacy and signals her to
hurry up with a warm smile on her face. Stacy puts down her
nickel board and quickly skates to the group*