Mom: Where was your last job?
Marcus: Wright Printing
Mom: What did you do?
Mom: What did you do with books?
Mom: Spiral Binding?
Mom: Did you like it?
Marcus: Yup. Print shop – Like in Newsies.
Mom: What about older jobs. Did you have a job while you were in school?
Marcus: Bergen Mercy (hospital)
Mom: What did you do there?
Marcus: Two spoons, one fork. That was a long time ago.
Mom: Do you have a job now?
Marcus: Not right now.
Mom: What would you like as your next job?
Marcus: Drive a horse carriage…or make fortune cookies.
Mom: Where do you want to drive a horse carriage?
Marcus: Times Square
Mom: and Fortune Cookies? That’s new. What do you want to put on fortune cookies?
Marcus: (puts his hands across the air like writing) “No. I’m fine.”
Mom: Alrighty. Is there anything else you could do?
Marcus: Vending machines.
Mom: Good idea. You could fill vending machines. Marcus: Yes. Fill with snacks. Pause
Or be a cowboy. In Texas. Or Broadway director.
Mom: What about your story, Black Day, would that be a good job, selling your books?
Marcus: Yup sell. And sign.
Mom: You’ll autograph your books.
Marcus: And guess what? People will buy the books. Mom: Good thinkin'
To be continued...