LOVE NEVER DIES:
A parody by Beautifully Insane
An abandoned boardwalk. We see charred posters of freaks, singers, dancers, and such pasted onto the dilapidated gates of a long and forgotten theme park. A woman dressed in rags hobbles over to the posters, reminiscing the times when all the attractions depicted on the posters were still available.
MADAME GIRY: (Looking at each poster in turn, a melancholy smile upon her face)
Phantasma… How lovely it was! The sights, the music in the air… The freaks… All so wonderful…
(She snorts upon the sight of a poster starring MEG GIRY, the “Ooh La La Girl”)
My little Meg… My only daughter. She was such an attention whore.
(She lets out a small gasp at the sight of the last poster, it is completely intact, with the words “CHRISTINE DAAE, SINGING FOR ONE NIGHT ONLY!” surrounding a beautiful figure, who we all recognize as CHRISTINE.)
Christine… How could I not have seen it coming?
I could have stopped her. But now there is nothing. Nothing left.
(A small figure emerges from the shadows. A ghostly young woman in what seems to be a ruined costume limps on a cane over to the startled MADAME GIRY.)
FLECK (spitting these words to MADAME GIRY):
Oh, there are many things left, Giry.
MADAME GIRY: (Apparently unhinged at the sight of FLECK, she backs away from the pale figure.)
H-how are you still here? Why are you still here?
Why would we not be here? Where else could we be? This was our home! This is our home!
Do you remember how wonderful this was?
(FLECK grabs MADAME GIRY’S arm; MADAME GIRY tries to pull away, but FLECK holds too strong a grip)
CONEY ISLAND, FULL OF SIGHTS, LIGHTS GLIMMERING!
SONG AND DANCE, ‘ROUND WE PRANCE.
OCEANS COLD, SUMMER’S DAYS ALL SIMMERING!
FUN, AND LOVE!
WONDER WHEEL ABOVE!
MEG AND MADAME GIRY:
EV’RYTHING THAT ONE COULD WISH!
THE MEMORIES MADE TO RELISH!
(Coney Island’s glory days are remembered by the two as bright lights begin to show what Coney Island used to be like- more importantly, what Phantasma was like.)
CONEY ISLE! CREATIONS, CREATIVITY!
LEFT AND RIGHT! SWIRLING LIGHT!
EV’RYWHERE, PEOPLE SPINNING MERRILY!
SOUNDS AFLAME! LIFE’S A GAME!
ANYONE COULD BE FOUND THERE!
LOVERS, HATERS, LIGHT THE FLARE!
EV’RY DAY! NEWCOMERS CAME POURING IN!
STRANGERS STARE, ‘TILL THEY WERE GIVEN EV’RY WHIM!
DARK AS NIGHT, WADING THROUGH THE COLOSSAL CROWDS!
TIME STAYS STILL, BECAUSE ANYTHING’S ALLOWED!
I hope you like it- I made it! :) It was pretty hard, and will upload some more later...