By the participants of the Connect! Club at Rocky Mountain Human Services
This is the story of two boys. One of them is a wrestler. They both have their fists up. They might be brothers, or maybe they’re not. They might be twins, but there are still differences between them. They might also be cousins.
They might be fighting over a girl, or a soda, or candy.
Their names are Luke and Tony. There are two other boys. They are about the same age as Tony and Luke. They might be getting ready to stop the fight, or they might be getting ready to join the fight. If they do that, they will probably get punished, like in school. They also may be getting ready to bet on who will win the fight. Their names are Alex and John, and they might just be witnesses.
Then Mark enters the fight. He is a cop, or he might be a participant. He’s not a big guy, he’s little. And he just stands back and laughs. He’s not going to get into this fight.
The boys are on a beach, or it might be a school yard because you can see a building in the background. It could be that they are practicing their martial arts. They are not very good and are practicing karate to get better.
The beach is getting crowded! More people are joining in. Now Steve and Craig are cheering on the fight. They are also playing kickball.
Adam is eavesdropping or he is going to join the fight. He’s a big guy. Much bigger than Tony and Luke.
Someone comes in to break up the fight, saying “There now, there now. Enough of this.” It might be the girl Tony and Luke are fighting over, or it could be their parents, or a teacher or principal. Everyone is saying bad words as they fight.
The adults enter to stop the fight and to find a solution to the problems. Boys shouldn’t fight over dumb things.
Tony tries to kick Luke in the derriere. They both fall to the ground. The begin wrestling on the ground, sand everywhere, even in their faces. Someone might get hurt!
As they fall to the ground, they begin dancing – for the prom!
Tony says, “You’re asking for it!” as they continue to dance.
Luke says, “Well, let’s fight!”
Tony says “Wait. Let’s apologize.”
And they became friends again. They went out to a show and to dinner. Once you solve the problem, you can be friends again.
They stayed friends all their lives until they were adults. Then they lost track of each other for five years.
But then they were both invited to Connect! And they met up again and it was all good. And they always talked about their problems from then on.
They had a double wedding and had a thousand grandchildren.
And all the boys lived happily ever after.