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ROCKY RUNS AWAY
CRYSTAL (Crystal and Sandy enter) Hello, Sandy! Do you know what Rocky
did? He left his room in a mess and he’s been gone all afternoon!
SANDY That’s Rocky for ya!
CRYSTAL Well, I don’t mind cleaning up his messes, but not all the time!
SANDY He’s just a boy!
CRYSTAL I sure hope we don’t have any more brothers! (Rocky enters) Oh,
hi, Rocky, we’re just talking about you. I had to clean up your mess
today! I bet that’s why you ran off, just so you wouldn’t have to
pick up all your toys. You’re lazy! I hope we never have any more
brothers like you! (Rocky walks off with his head down.)
SANDY Crystal, you shouldn’t have been so mean to him. You don’t always
have to pick up after him, do you? . . . Well?
CRYSTAL I guess you’re right. I should’ve told Dad about it. He can get things
across better than I can. (Sandy and Crystal exit)
ROCKY (Enters) Boy, they were sure mean to me! I think I’ll go somewhere,
where people are nice . . . I know . . . I’ll run away from home . . . to
Grandpa’s house! (Exits and reenters with Grandpa) Hi, Grandpa!
I came over to spend the night!
GRANDPA That’s strange, I haven’t heard anything from your parents about you
spending the night here! Let me call them to find out why they
didn’t tell me about this!
ROCKY Uh, Grandpa, you really don’t have to call them, do you?
GRANDPA You mean to tell me, you don’t want your parents to know?
ROCKY Yeah, kind of . . .
GRANDPA Rocky, tell me, are you having problems at home?
ROCKY Well, (looking down) . . . yes, Grandpa. My sisters, I mean,
Crystal was saying bad things about me!
GRANDPA So, you ran away from home . . . You know, this reminds me about a
story of a prodigal son, in Luke 15. That parable is about a boy who
asked for his possessions and left home. He didn’t know how to use
his money and spent all he had. When he was broke, do you know
what he ended up doing?
GRANDPA In Luke 15:16, it says, “and he would fain have filled his belly with
husks that the swine did eat: and no man gave unto him.”
GRANDPA How much money were you taking with you?
ROCKY I don’t have any, Grandpa!
GRANDPA Then, how could you make it on your own?
ROCKY (Sandy and Crystal enter) Well, I . . .
SANDY Oh, there you are, Rocky! I was worried about you!
ROCKY You were? What about you, Crystal?
CRYSTAL Well, I guess I was, too! I was upset with you because I had to
clean up your room!
GRANDPA Rocky, your sisters really do love you, but sometimes, they don’t
like the things that you do!
SANDY That’s right, Rocky! Let’s all hurry home now, because Mom and
Dad are worried about you, too!
ROCKY They are? O.K.! Let’s go! Bye, Grandpa, and thanks! (All exit)
copyright 2008 Terry Price