Real Power

Preface: The year is 2040. In the United States of America, the country of freedom and liberty, April and Roger are a young married couple. April is pregnant and plans for an abortion. Roger, who is filled with ambition, meets Jerome, who shares similar and relatable experiences as a male. Like all the men in the society, Roger is submissive and domestic in his relationship. The gender roles have switched. This story is a satirical way to look at societal gender roles. This scene asks a meaningful question: who has the real power in society?

INT – A sterile bright hospital room – day

Background keyboard clicking. Telephone ringing. Rolling of stretchers. A blur of people passing by outside the room. Two people stand in the room, away from the chaos. APRIL, a young woman in her early twenties, appears hesitant. Her hands, shaking, rest on her apparent pregnant bump. ROGER, a young man around the same age, dressed in a clean white suit that’s slightly wrinkled, looks down on the cold white tiles nervously. They are waiting.

A doctor appears. Female. Middle-aged.

APRIL immediately rushes to the doctor.

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About haringeyunchained

Haringey Unchained is a collective of students aiming to show case the creative talent of Haringey Sixth Form College in Tottenham, London. We think that through the promotion of our creative thoughts, we can educate our community, bringing to the foreground the critical and creative consciousness of a vibrant school in a deprived part of London. We are endeavouring to provide this blog as a platform for our community, giving the space to those whose work otherwise might not be seen or read. Being that the cuffs are off, we are able to express through our photography, art, short fiction and poetry, what’s really on our minds. We are free.

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