Summer '16 YayYA Entry #9: TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT
Name: Lana Wood Johnson
Title: TECHNICALLY, YOU STARTED IT
35-word pitch: Of the Martin Nathaniel Munroe IIs in class, one is texting Haley, but if this Martin wants more from their relationship, he needs to win her over before she figures out he's the wrong one.
First 500 words:
Fri, May 6, 2016
Is this Haley Hancock from Mrs. James' US History class?
Who is this?
Which essay question did you choose?
Martin Nathaniel Munroe II.
Which Martin? You're both in my US History class.
The good one.
Which one did you choose?
Did you pick the great migration?
No, I picked CREEP.
I don't know.
I like Nixon better.
No one likes Nixon better.
His wife does.
Why does it matter?
It doesn't. I was trying to prove a point.
You ruined it.
Don't be. You win the prize for being the only person in the class who didn't do the great migration essay on the AP test.
What do I win?
The pleasure of proving me wrong?
Only worth it if you're the other Martin.
How did you get my number anyway?
Jack still has it. You didn't change your number.
Thanks for not having him text me.
I wanted an answer.
So, did you need anything else?
No, I guess not.
Alright. Well, sorry to disappoint you.
I'll hold it against you forever.
Spoken like a true Martin.
Wed, May 11, 2016
Are you picking me up today? I can't get the car.
This is unexpectedly forward of you, Haley from Mrs. James' US History class.
Crap, you're not my aunt.
Whose number is this?
This is Martin. From US History.
We've gone to school together since 6th grade.
Didn't you save my number?
Didn't you notice the history?
You still there?
I didn't see it when I started the message.
Sorry, was texting my aunt.
I guess I could be Aunt Martin if you needed me to.
Wait, aren't you in German? Why are you texting?
I mean. I am.
Stop texting me.
Only if you text me in German.
Geh weg, Scheissekopf!
Did you just call me a dumb head?
I'm not a text service. That doesn't work on me.
You're ignoring me aren't you?
You can't turn your phone off, you're waiting on something from your aunt.
OMG would you stop?
I knew it!
You're going to get me detention.
Alright, I'll leave you alone.
You're the Scheissekopf, not me.
You ARE still talking to me.
Frau was making me conjugate.
Then I had that thing after school.
Between which we had class together and you said nothing.
You didn't say anything to me, either.
True. But I never say anything to you.
I never say anything to you either.
I don't know why I'm even texting you now.
But you're still the Scheissekopf.
So we're both not talking to each other.
And we're both scheissekopfs.
One of the two Martin Nathaniel Munroe IIs is texting their
classmate Haley, but anything beyond just messaging requires Haley to
realize he's the Martin for her... before she figures out he's NOT his