The Two Sided Boy

Prologue

Looking up, the ceiling is covered in birds.

Max , purblind from too long staring,

[and because of his condition]

canít see more than black blotches.

...

This one is a true story.

...

Once upon a time

there was a boy

who spent his life in his room.

...

Through the
upstage window
a woman watches.

Spies.

She wonít
just watch
much longer.

...

She said he was a liar;

forever dissembling, economical with the truth

...

This time Iím not making it up.

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His name is Max.

...

& he
just sits
on his office chair.

Sometimes pushes himself around.

This way, that.

Bed still unmade.

...

Sometimes flies, or swims under the ocean,

or spins.

But now heís running...

Ö. hard.

Get out! Get out! Get out more!

Get out of your room! Max out!

...

Through the window to the left a shaft of light suggests it's early.

Early for a teenage boy that is .

About 2

...

Only sound is the sound that fingers make on keys,

Dup dup dup dup...

...chu chu chu...

...dup

Just as he is about to,

about 2

get out get up

open the door...

a sound...

.....

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Prologue...