2017 Scene-Writing Challenge: Day 7
Scott Myers
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Scene: Football locker room. The COACH stands on a bench so he is taller than the TEAM that is facing him. TEAM wears football uniforms. A REPORTER and PR PERSON stand off to the side.

COACH: What are we? Men or Mice?

TEAM: Mice!

COACH: What are we?

TEAM: Mice!

COACH: What are we?

TEAM: Mice!

COACH: I can’t hear you!

TEAM: Mice, mice, mice!

COACH: I still can’t hear you!

TEAM: MICE! MICE! MICE!

REPORTER: I don’t get it. How is the coach rallying his team? Why are they calling themselves mice? He’s the best coach in the conference and he gets more out of his team than anyone else. That’s why I’m here to do a story on how he motivates the team. But they think they are mice! What’s going on?

PR PERSON: The coach is a strong believer in the book, “Who Moved My Cheese?” He’s been using that book to teach and motivate the team for weeks.

REPORTER: What’s the book about?

PR PERSON: Things change. We have to be ready for change. We have to anticipate change. And we have to have a plan for when change happens. It’s a perfect metaphor for motivating a team.

REPORTER: What’s a metaphor?

PR PERSON: (under her breath) He’s hopeless.

COACH: What are we going to do when we fumble?

TEAM: Find the cheese!

COACH: What are we going to when we get a bad call?

TEAM: Find the cheese!

COACH: What are we going to do when we get an injury?

TEAM: Find the cheese!

COACH: What are we going to do when the kicker muffs a field goal?
 TEAM: Find the cheese!

COACH: What are we going to do when we win?

TEAM: Eat the cheese! Eat the cheese! Eat the cheese!

TEAM runs out of locker room onto the field.

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