Mystery Characters

by Leyla, age 10
Mystery Characters I am Leyla. I go to Trinity school. I have two younger twin sisters and two parents. My hobbies are drawing writing and golf. I live in New York, NY. Born in 2005.

“MR.MYSTER
Darlin’, when you’re givin that tart to Molls, don’t get it near me. You know I’m allergic to chocolate. And don’t keep it near little rascal over there, he sure looks HUNGRY.”

Mystery characters:                   CATERPILLAR ALSO PLAYS JHON

 

Hungry caterpillar: is very quiet most of the time, sly and cautious

 

Store Owner: works in pet store wise and old

 

Mr. Myster: one of the chief detectives and doesn’t know who ate the tart. Very equipped and always walks on tip toes.

 

Ms. Melon:  A detective always keeping an EYE on the look out. has a lumpy voice and scared of caterpillars

 

Jhon: Knows he can help but loves to eat everything has blond hair very thin still in college

 

Time Period: Based in the sixties.

Setting(s):

The House

The Store

 

SHOP KEEPER    

 in  old crunchy voice

Behold, behold my beautiful caterpillar.

Very rare, very old can’t be fed till a month is WHOLE

Very small, but worth sacks of gold,

behold behold this beautiful soul!!!

 

MS.MELON

Oh Mamma! Doesn’t that caterpillar look heavenly

 

MR.MYSTER

Well we do have no pets…

 

MS.MELON

Come on now don’t be a pussy cat, it’s almost supper now and I made carrot soup, so if you want that caterpillar, get it now!

 

MR.MYSTER

Alright, shopkeeper, how much do you want for that dang caterpillar!

 

SHOP KEEPER

Oh this is not for sale, oh no its not!…. UNLESS you have ten sacks of gold for this old lot!  (chuckle chuckle)

 

MR.MYSTER

We’re the town sheriffs “sir,” now hand over that caterpillar or else get ready for…

 

SHOP KEEPER

His eyes grow wide.

Oh just take it take it, don’t be afraid. I’m just a old shopkeeper, I will obey.

 

SHOP KEEPER

But don’t forget, and never forget only feed him once in a year! sigh

 

MR.MYSTER

This is such a cute caterpillar

 

MS.MELON

I wonder why that store keeper told us to feed him once in “a year.”

 

MR.MYSTER

Ya, he’s as skinny as a string!

 

MS.MELON

Why do think two “gulp” sheriffs like us are keepin’ this old caterpillar?

 

MR.MYSTER

Stop scaring me with that glass eye of yours, Ms. Melon, you’re giving me the creeps! Back to the subject. We both deserve a caterpillar worth ten sacks of gold!!!

 

MS.MELON

Oh, I really hope we get that rare double choco cream cake to Molly before tomorrow then maybe she’ll give us that rare two dollar bill she promised me. Ya ya.

 

MR.MYSTER

Come on now, nothing will happen to the cream cake, now let’s get back home.

 

SCENE 2

next day

 

MR.MYSTER

Look at that little thing starin’ at the cream cake. Think ur goin’ get little fella huh huh?

 

CATERPILLAR

Meow…

 

MS.MELON

Awwww! It even purrs!

 

MR.MYSTER

Darlin’, when you’re givin that tart to Molls, don’t get it near me. You know I’m allergic to chocolate. And don’t keep it near little rascal over there, he sure looks HUNGRY.

 

CATERPILLAR

Meow…

 

MR.MYSTER

Oh stop purring at me!

 

MS.MELON

Alrighty, now I just need to head to the butcher to grab fresh apples for the fruit bowl. Like you said, ‘don’t let the caterpillar eat it.’ Now the responsibilities are in your hands so don’t let me see a half eaten tart on the table! And darlin’, turn on the AC, it’s awfully hot in here.

 

CATERPILLAR

Meow…

 

MR.MYSTER

You little…

 

SCENE 3

 

  1. MELON

Alright I’m back!

 

CATERPILLAR

Burp!

 

MS.MELON

Mmmmm…David!!!

 

MR.MYSTER

Huh?!

 

MS.MELON

Where’s the tart?!

 

MR.MYSTER

Ummmm…. in the box? Nervous tone

 

MS.MELON

Doesn’t look like that … Shattered voice

 

CATERPILLAR

BURP!!!!

 

MS.MELON

AHHHHH the caterpillar!!! David! Look! You let the caterpillar eat it didn’t you?

MR.MYSTER

Nooooo…?

 

MS.MELON

Come on and take the caterpillar, he’s going back to the store!!! I knew he was bad luck!

 

MR.MYSTER

Well maybe while I was sleeping it…

 

MS.MELON

SLEEPING?!?!

 

MR.MYSTER

Molly might have come and eat it?

 

MS.MELON

You dumb man, now come along this instant!

 

SHOP KEEPER

Welcome, welcome to all you fellows wearing green, blue pink and yellow! How can I help you on this cloudy day? Want a grown butterfly or a cat scratcher chair?

 

MS.MELON

Our caterpillar pal ate our tart! And now I’m rhyming, thanks alot!

 

SHOP KEEPER

You see, you see it wasn’t this caterpillar. I am wise and old it is not Mr. caterpillar!

I see, I see he almost never eats, I know I know it wasn’t him. I am positive! Though I know who ate the treat, you will find out yourselves for treating ME badly…. glance at Mr.Myster.

 

MR.MYSTER

gulp

 

MR.MYSTER

In a nervous tone

Hey, lets go check Molls maybe she did it.

 

MS.MELON

But how could she do it? That’s impossible! It’s her’s anyway so it’s fine if she did! But if the caterpillar did, I am planning to sew that old man’s store!

 

SHOP KEEPER

Well take the caterpillar! Old fellas, it might be worth gold but it is fairly old and it’s not mine so bye bye!

 

MR.MYSTER

Let’s check Jhon, he might have snuck in through that window you left open yesterday,you know he’s an eater!

 

SCENE 4

 

KNOCK KNOCK

 

JHON

Hello?

 

MS.MELON       say very quickly!

Yes, hello, did you happen to eat the choco cream cake? We think it’s the caterpillar but we’re not sure so lets go, it’s not Jhon, it’s not Jhon, now lets go!  

 

MR.MYSTER     Say in proud tone

Wait Jhon, do you know anything about this fishy case here? My wife over here doesn’t seem to know what she’s saying!

 

MS.MELON

Alright, Jhon spill the peas.

 

MR.MYERS

Well he doesn’t need to tell us EVERYTHING.

 

JHON

Alright alright, I might know something about this chocolate cream cake thief. mouth starts watering. Now, when I was eating a strawberry shortcake this afternoon, I saw a figure through your windows it was tall and, uh, was all black because the windows were closed ya know.

 

MS.MELON

Well…The only two people that were in the house at the scene of the crime were the caterpillar and Mr.Myster. Say fast to slow. But it couldn’t be Mr. Myers because he’s allergic to chocolate.

 

SCENE 4

 

CATERPILLAR

MEOW!!!!!

 

MS.MELON

Wait the caterpillar trying to tell me something…

 

JHON:

The caterpillar???

 

MS.MELON

Yes the caterpillar! He might be small but he’s not brainless!

 

MRT.MYSTER

Hey, wanna start heading back? It’s dark and we don’t need that 2DOLLAR bill do we?

 

JHON:

Well it is pretty hopeless now…

 

CATERPILLAR

M…..E……..O………W!!

 

JHON
Hey what’s that thing doin’ up in your hair Mr.Myster?

 

MS.MELON

Ya wait is that…

 

MR.MYSTER                

irritated and extremely cautious and nervous tone!

What? Come on let’s go in it’s getting REALLY dark outside!!

 

JHON

CHOCOLATE???

 

MR.MYSTER

What?? its probably just that old potato you bought yesterday…

 

MS.MELON

I thought you were allergic to chocolate???

 

MR.MYSTER

Ummmm…

 

JHON

Well we’re not positive yet…Hey what’s that in your pocket is that…

 

Ms. MELON John

Cream!!!???

 

Ms.MELON

sniffs the shirt

 

Ms.MELON John

You did it!!

 

MR.MYSTER

No I didn’t.

 

Jhon

You did it we know already!!

 

MR.MYSTER

I didn’t!!

 

Ms.MELON and John

YOU ATE THE CREAM CAKE!!!

 

Jhon

I see the cream in your shirt!

 

Ms.MELON

I see the chocolate in your hair!

 

Ms.MELON  & JHON

IT WAS YOUU!!!

 

Mr. MYSTER   Say in fast voice and powerful voice

I am so very sorry for eating the double chocolate cream cake we promised to give Molly.That day I was just so very stressed and so very hungry, I couldn’t help but take a small bite- very very small small. It just looked so creamy and chocolatey, my mouth couldn’t take it. I do feel especially bad for lying about being allergic to chocolate! Right away when I found out about that cake I needed to make a excuse, fast. But though I felt guilty 3/4s of the time I knew it was worth it. It was worth it! Because it was so good!  Really good!  Creamy and chocolatey! I deserved it. I really never get presents never ever. And you always are the better one, always always! Everyone always liked you better than me. And once I got that gold watch from the mayor for best hair you said I wasn’t worth it and put in a safe that only you could unlock! Heck! Why should I be apologizing to a greedy woman like you, I shouldn’t right forget the apology!

I’m done!

 

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