Burglars want to get in. Kids want to keep them out. Who will win?
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It is December 22th. You are 9 to 12 year old kids of two related families, traveling to a rich aunt’s house in a New York suburb. There you are supposed to spend the days before Christmas, so your stressed out parents can prepare everything for the holidays.
It is snowing heavily when the cab drops you off at the driveway at noon. The pre-payed driver mumbles something about this being his last trip for today – the streets will be closed, a small blizzard is coming in the afternoon.
At the front door then the big surprise: Nobody is home! Thanks to a hidden key in the yard you can at least enter the house and call your parents. Well, there was a misunderstanding with your aunt. There is Pizza in the freezer. Wait until tomorrow morning and please, please don’t do anything stupid.
Alone at your aunt’s mansion the fun stops during a snowball fight as you eavesdrop on a conversation of what seems to be a corrupt cop. He talks to a friend on the police radio: It’s like a ghost town here – nobody is around, the ideal time and place for burglary. He agrees with the other person to meet
here at dawn – right before your aunt’s house – to rob the neighborhood.
You call your parents again, but they don’t seem to believe your childish stories. Instead they order you to not go to the police as it might look bad: Why are there kids in a house without supervision? So it’s obvious what you have to do: defend the house and make sure the burglars don’t steal your aunt’s pricey possessions!
This is a short scenario playing with the core idea from the 1990 movie Home Alone by John Hughes/ Chris Columbus. The scenario was first published in German in the anthology NIP'AJIN Shots.