that evening, Pete finds Sheila outside the club. She
seems glum. He sits beside her on the stoop and they
look at the stars.
night." Sheila muses. "I sure like being here.
It's real pretty here, even though it's the city. Listen.
Crickets. I love the sound of crickets. Makes me feel
like I might really be alive."
you're alive!" Pete laughs.
I know. But I forget," Sheila sighs. "I sure
miss my grandma's house. I used to hear crickets there.
And the train whistle. Lonesome and sweet. Yeah, I know
it's a cliche. But it is lonesome and sweet. I miss
my Grandma. I remember when my Grandma died. I guess
I almost felt closer to her then than I ever did before.
I felt her sort of roll into my heart. It's like she
became a part of me when she died. My, there sure was
a lot of people at her funeral.
funerals. Bummer man. I hate funerals. I'd rather just
get eaten by a tiger."
love funerals! And you could have a funeral even if
you did get eaten by a tiger. I love funerals. I love
singing those hymns. I love all the good things they
say about people. I love how everybody tries to help
everybody else. And everybody feels like it's OK to
be emotional. I want a great big funeral!"
LIKE all that?" Pete, looks at her.
"Yeah – it makes me feel like part of somethin'
that's gonna keep goin' on."
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lights fade on Pete and Sheila kissing on the stoop.
As they fade, we hear the sound of a television announcer's
voice announcing the next episode of Space Girl.