GREG HOLLISTON -- Alex's boyfriend. Hopeful artist (not bad, either) and
kind of punk looking. Greg and the others are big fans of thrift-shop
clothing. Because they don't have the money, they improvise.
NICK DRAKE -- Greg's best friend and future computer pioneer. He's
attractive and he's got an edge. A bit of a hot-shot. Genius in the
BENZ AND STILTS -- Inseparable. Benz is flunking out of school and would
like nothing better than to spend the rest of his life reading comic
books. He's tall, perpetually unkempt, awkward, and nervous. Stilts,
contrary to his nickname, is quite short and never without his skateboard.
Stilts is constantly hitting on...
LAURIE -- The sixth member of the group. A teen Theda Bara and as cynical
as you can get. She's what's affectionately known as an "art chick".
The boys in the group, particularly Nick and Stilts, are avid
skateboarders and are frequently seen with their boards. Stilts is always
leafing through an issue of THRASHER magazine.
Right now the group is in the midst of an argument. Nick has a pocket
video game in his hands which he casually plays. He can get through these
games in his sleep. It BEEPS and WHIRS.
You're an idiot, you know that? What're you
going to do when you get out of here?
I was thinking about writing for one of
those Filipino mail order brides...
Stilts and Greg burst into laughter.
I think I saw that on the Home Shopping
Network. The Girlfriend Hour, right after