Monday, November 18, 2013

Movie Script Monday: 1

 I decided to try a Twitter experiment where I asked my followers for prompts that I would a short scene to. I asked for two characters, a setting and a line of dialogue. J.S. Holland responded who used to write one of my favorite blogs ever, Unusual Kentucky. I will tell you what his suggestions were after the script.



EXT. MARIE'S FRONT YARD - MORNING

MARIE is frantic as she leaves her house. She tries to look the door and drops her keys on the ground. TED approaches her with a clipboard.

TED
Hello?

Marie turns around startled.

TED
Didn't mean to scare you. I am Ted with Lex-Tronix. I'm here for the audio install.

MARIE
Oh, was that today?

TED
Yes, I believe I spoke to your husband...

MARIE
Oh, my husband! Of course. This is our home.

Ted looks down at his paperwork.

TED
Brian?

MARIE
Right. My husband's name.

TED
Well I'll just get my stuff.

Ted walks towards his truck as Marie follows him.

MARIE
Listen, is there anyway we can reschedule? I'm late to show my next house.

TED
Next house? It is only 10. You realtors really get going early.

MARIE
Right. Always working. So can you come back?

Ted
Not without a fee. I'm surprised people are looking to buy houses in the morning.

MARIE
You never know when people might show up. I just came back here to give my husband something.

TED
Oh, well if he is here, then I'll be fine.

MARIE
Oh, he's here...I mean he was...I...he just left. Important business.

TED
Well, I am sure he would not want to pay the late fee. Let me call him and see if he will back soon.

Ted starting to dial his phone as Marie looks on in a panic.

MARIE
You know what, he did mention you coming here. Silly me, I wasn't going to show a house, I was suppose to let you in.

TED
Ok...

MARIE
Just head on in. I need to get something out of my car.

Ted starts to go in and stops before the porch stairs.

TED
Do you know if he wanted me to mount the wall speakers?

He looks for her but does not see her.

TED
I'll just call him real quick.

Marie grips onto a shovel. Ted hears the phone ringing. He looks over and sees the phone by the bushes.

TED
I think your husband dropped...

Ted is smashed in the face with a shovel. His face smacks against the porch and a tooth pops out.

INT. MARIE'S HOUSE

Marie drags Ted's dead body into the house. She throws his clip board on top of him. There are many corpses in the home. There is the body of a police officer, mailman, garbage man, baker, renaissance fair workers, fisherman, etc.

The doorbell rings. Marie looks up wide eyed. She forgets to put the shovel down as she answers the door.
EXT. MARIE'S FRONT PORCH
MARIE
Hello?

A GIRL SCOUT stands there with boxes of cookies. Girl scout notices a bloody tooth on the ground. She picks it up.

GIRL SCOUT
Excuse me, is this your tooth?

MARIE
Yes. Yes, it is.

Girl scout notices the blood dripping off the shovel. The girl scout looks horrified and backs away.

MARIE
You just never know...

Marie swings back with the shovel. Black.

Title: The Way the Cookie Crumbles

Now for his tweet:
Ted the home audio theatre salesman, Marie the realtor, Marie's front yard, "Excuse me, is this your tooth?"


It is was a fun short exercise that I hope to repeat again. Perhaps it will become a #throwdownthursday or simply a #moviemonday. The sky's a 140 character limit! #nexttime

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