Homesick for The Valley of The Damned
by Brett Butler
Home Sick for The Valley of The Dammed
A Poem by Brett Butler
All was quiet as cars and buses came to a halt. People froze and turned into statues.
There was no wind, and far in the distance, very far, two month's three days away, he
faintly heard the oriental flute and gypsy tambourine.
He pictured the cool zombies dancing around the golden horse, laughing at the straights
that would hide their children behind paper shields. He was sixteen when they pushed
him into The Valley of The Dammed and periodically his mother and his distant
telephone father threw him a rope of thorns. Then they went off cleaning their fingernails,
always saying, "Why doesn't he come home?"
He died two times only to be reborn. He could not die again. He walked on his
fingernails, two months, three days, to the land of the straights. He was only to find that
everyone was away on vacation, and his mother had forgotten his name. He went in
sixteen, spent a thousand years and came out three quarters past eighteen.
Now he is nineteen, wishing he was twelve. Three years means so much. He knew
pawing and lust, and stood naked for a golden vein.
He did not know love. Is their love?
Where are my three years?
The straights mistrusted him and hid their jewelry out of his sight.
The cool zombies call to him at all hours of the night, and he is so incredibly alone.
Is their no love?
No love at all...
HOMESICK FOR THE VALLEY OF THE DAMNED
A Webisode Script
Webisode Script Synopsis: The Star Football Player has a big secret.
His girlfriend wants to stay Queen Bee at Clarkstown North High School.
She will do anything to keep the student body from finding out what is
really going on in the boy's locker room. This time she may have been
out-smarted and the secret could be exposed.
INT. CLARKSTOWN NORTH HIGH SCHOOL, HALLWAY - DAY
Lucas (17) stands at his locker in his football jersey. He
has a wooden rosary around his neck with a silver cross on
it. He has a tattoo on his right arm of Jesus on the cross.
Nadine (17) leans against the locker across from him in her
cheerleader outfit. She has a gold cross around her neck.
Where were you last night, babe?
You know I needed to talk to you.
Lucas closes his locker.
You know my folks wouldn’t let me
out. My mother did one of her home
Bible study classes for my brothers
I really need to talk to you.
We can hang later, babe. What did
you think of my winning run?
That’s why everyone loves you.
Lucas looks at his watch.
I’ve got to motor, babe. Some of
the guys want to talk to me about
the upcoming game. We’ve got to
keep the winning streak going.
Lucas kisses Nadine.
Lucas runs off.
We really need to talk. I went to
the doctor and...
Not now. I’ve got to go.
Nadine puts her right hand on her stomach.
INT. BOY’S LOCKER ROOM - DAY
Lucas enters and runs towards the back to see Tommy who sits
on the bench.
Tommy pushes the send button on his phone and stands. Tommy
puts the phone in his pocket. Tommy is a lean young man with
thick blond hair.
Tom-tom I missed you. You look hot!
The two boys kiss. Lucas pulls Tommy's body close to his and
squeezes him. Lucas’ hand grabs Tommy's crotch. Tommy pushes
Are you crazy? This is dangerous.
You're all I think about. I jerked
off reliving what we did last night
in the shower. Speaking of showers.
Lucas points to the shower room.
Are you fucking nuts? We can get
No way dude, there’s no gym class
until the third period.
Lucas pushes Tommy up against the lockers as they kiss. Tommy
pulls Lucas’ shirt off and kisses his neck. Lucas undoes
Tommy's pants. Tommy pushes Lucas away from him.
No, this can’t happen again, you
have a fucking girlfriend.
So, she doesn’t suspect anything.
You don’t know her anyway.
Tommy has a confused look on his face.
You’re gay like me. Why can’t you
admit you’re gay?
Lucas is angry as he shoves Tommy into the lockers. Tommy
falls to the floor. Lucas balls up his fist and punches the
I am not gay. I am nothing like
you. I like pussy too. Say that
again and I will beat the shit out
Lucas helps Tommy up.
Last night you told me that you
I do love you. You don’t
Tommy walks over to Lucas and hugs him.
I have an image to protect.
Tommy steps backwards. Tommy has a confused look on his face.
So where do I fit in?
We can hook up on the side, like
last week and last night. No one
has to know our little secret.
Tommy runs his right hand through his blond hair.
You mean your dirty little secret.
Lucas shakes his head no.
I am your little fuck buddy on the
side. When Nadine won’t blow you,
you coming running to me.
Lucas’ face turns red.
Don’t mention her name! You’re not
my fuck buddy. I never loved
someone like you.
Why? You don’t want to think about
what this would do to her?
Lucas grabs Tommy and starts to kiss him.
We are wasting time. I am so horny.
Lucas pulls Tommy’s shirt off. Tommy undoes Lucas’ pants.
Tommy kisses Lucas’ chest and then sucks his nipples.
He doesn’t like his nipples sucked,
just his cock.
Tommy is in horror as Nadine stands there with her hands on
her hips. Tommy picks up his shirt and puts it on.
I warned you about this happening
Lucas looks down at the grey cement floor.
Again? What the fuck does that
You think you’re the first boy I
caught him with.
Lucas looks at Nadine. Tommy looks at Lucas.
You told me I was the first.
You’re just one of ten boys he’s
stuck his dick into.
SHUT UP BITCH!
You lied to me. There have been
Yes, they meant nothing to me. It
was just sex.
Lucas walks over to Tommy and strokes his cheek. Tommy pulls
away from him.
Please! He tells all of them that
line. You’re just a player Lucas;
the last boy was from South High.
Maybe we need to break up then. So
I can do what I want.
You do that and I’ll tell Mommy and
Daddy what you really do in the
shower room after the big game.
Nadine laughs with a big smile on her face.
I’ve had enough of these boy sluts
Tommy stands between Lucas and Nadine.
Are you calling me a slut? He lied.
He used me. I did not go after him.
He made a play for me.
Whatever! You queers can’t seem to
keep it in your pants anyway.
You’re all going to hell in the
Nadine walks over to Tommy and spits in his face.
Nadine looks at Lucas.
You jealous little bitch. He’s ten
times better than you ever were.
Tommy wipes the spit from his face.
If you tell my parents, you know
they’ll send me away to Sheep Hill.
Maybe that’s what you need to be
cured. It worked for Ronnie,
You’re both fucking crazy. This is
over Lucas. I never would have done
this if I knew about the other
Hello? I am his girlfriend.
No! You both are too fucked up. I
am out of here. You used me like
Before you go.
Nadine points her finger at Tommy.
You must never speak of this. Got
it? You see him and you turn your
queer eyes the other way. Or else!
Or else what?
Or else, I will make sure; you get
beaten up every day until
graduation by the football team.
Furthermore, you will become a
social outcast and no one, not even
the freaks, will talk to you. Got
Lucas buttons his pants and buckles his belt. He then puts
his shirt on.
What do mean? What did you do?
I knew you were playing me. I sent
out a video of us doing it, and a
picture of your dick showing your
face too to the whole student body.
Lucas punches Tommy in the face. Tommy falls to the floor.
Lucas kicks him in the gut. Tommy wipes the blood from his
nose with his hand.
You feel like a man now!
I am going to be sick.
Nadine runs out of the locker room.
Why, did you do this? I will end up
at Sheep Hill.
Tommy stands. He uses a tissue in his pocket to wipe more
blood from his nose.
Because that last guy you fucked
from South High was my exboyfriend.
Lucas falls to his knees. He holds his cross.
No God is going to save your image
You used me? I loved you.
You only love your precious image.
Nadine walks in and helps Lucas up and hugs him. Lucas sobs.
Nadine looks at Tommy.
Get out of here queer boy! I can
fix this, babe. Don’t worry.
Tommy walks out of the locker room. Nadine puts Lucas’ hand
on her stomach. The class bell rings.
Art by Demis Droganici