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|Talion (standard:drama, 8571 words)|
|Author: MikeK||Added: May 28 2010||Views/Reads: 1386/1193||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|Written in play form for a change - this is a story about an organization gone wrong, and now the founder is on the run from the feds.|
TALION By Michael J. Kahmann CHARACTERS (in order of appearance) JESS KILGORE Leader and founder of Talion MILES KRAMER compatriot in Talion: he is sheltering Jess at his farm MARY KRAMER Wife of Miles Kramer CHARLIE KRAMER Son of Miles and Mary STUART BENNING Friend of the Kramers CANDACE KRAMER Daughter of Miles and Mary MARK YOUNGER FBI agent SHERIFF McKINNEY Local Sheriff DANIEL BILLINGS FBI agent in charge SCENE 1 (JESS KILGORE, THE FOUNDER OF TALION, HAS JUST ARRIVED AT HIS FRIEND'S FARM IN NORTH CENTRAL ARKANSAS. HE IS RUNNING FROM THE LAW BECAUSE HE HAS KILLED A FEDRAL MARSHAL UP IN NORTH DAKOTA. MILES KRAMER, HIS FRIEND, IS ALSO A LEADER IN THE RIGHT WING MOVEMENT CALLED TALION) (THE SCENE OPENS WITH THE TWO MEN SITTING AT A TABLE IN A RUN DOWN FARMHOUSE. THE TABLE IS LITTERED WITH BEER CANS AND IT IS VERY EARLY IN THE MORNING) JESS (POUNDING HIS FIST ON THE TABLE) Talion is dead! MILES It's not dead. You're exhausted, and half drunk. JESS I'm a fugitive. The mark of Cain. MILES It's done. You can't undo it. JESS I didn't mean to kill him. He was a good man. I told him we could go back. Then someone started shooting. I don't know who. My windshield was shattered and Bea was down in the seat holding her face in her hands, with blood everywhere. I must have got a little crazy. I got my rifle from the back seat and I let go at anything that moved. All I could think of is getting her to a hospital. MILES So you want to disband Talion? How will that help? JESS There's no help for me. Maybe the kids? They have a lot of young men. We have to get them out. It's a disease, a plague. An infestation. MILES You're not making any sense. Click here to read the rest of this story (1914 more lines)
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