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MY LATEST WORK... One Step Short.... Scene one, part one...

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ONE STEP SHORT
SCENE ONE: A CHANCE ENCOUNTER.

Scene: This scene takes place at an event called Pig out in the Park at Riverfront park in Spokane, Wa. A psychic has set up a booth to give readings. The camera focuses on Zander as he enters the booth then pans to the crowd and lights on Ophelia temporarily in the background. As Zander enters the booth, he is greeted by Mistress Olivia.

Mistress Olivia:
Welcome! Welcome! Come on in. My name is Mistress Olivia, go ahead and have a seat while I prepare. What is your name my child?

Zander: Sits
Zander. My name is Zander.

Mistress Olivia:
Zander? You seem nervous. Any particular reason why?

Zander:
I don’t know. I just… I don’t know. This is my first time coming to a psychic. I think this seems kind of crazy actually. I don’t know where else to go. This is kind of embarrassing to tell you the truth.

Mistress Olivia:
It is never a… A shameful thing to merely ask for guidance. Only to need guidance, and never seek it. Most people come to me with trivial matters… Will I get rich?... Is he cheating on me?... But the spirits tell me that you have come here with a purpose, a genuine concern.

Zander:
Actually, it does seem kind of trivial I guess…
Zander starts to stand.
I’m sorry, I shouldn’t be wasting your time like this. How much do I owe…

Mistress Olivia:
… Zander! Love is never a trivial matter. It is a force deeply seeded in our hearts. The joys of which we are all entitled too. Please, be seated. Let me help you.

Zander: Sits back down.
I’m not in love.

Mistress Olivia:
You don’t have to be in love to have a problem with love. You merely have to acknowledge that it exists, and genuinely feel as if you are not a part of it.

Zander:
I… have trouble meeting women. It’s as if the words fail me. I can barely say hi and then… I just don’t know what to do with myself.


Mistress Olivia:
Zander, being a psychic is not really a magical act. It’s a ratio of about 90% intuition, and 10% spirit communication. Common sense says that you merely need to gain a backbone. Say hi, introduce yourself, be yourself, and see what happens.

Zander:
But how will I know when it is appropriate to just walk up and say hi?

Mistress Olivia:
That is up to you.

Zander:
You’re really not being much of a help.

Mistress Olivia:
Not much help really needs to be given, but, just so you do not leave empty handed…
She stares in to her crystal ball
… I can tell you that the one you seek, you will find her right outside of this booth. You will know her. Go, introduce yourself. See what happens.

Zander:
Uh, okay? So, um, how much do I owe you for this “reading”?

Mistress Olivia:
Nothing, not a dime. That was barely even a quarter of a reading. All you really needed was to talk with someone, and talk is free.

Zander:
Okay… Well I should be going now.

Mistress Olivia:
Have a nice day Zander, and remember what I said.

Zander:
Right… Remember…
Zander exits the booth and takes a breath.
Whatever…

Zander takes in his surroundings briefly and then Ophelia catches his eye

Well, here’s to 90% intuition. I don’t know about that other 10% though.
That psychic was a nut job. I guess one more rejection can’t hurt too badly at least.

Zander starts to walk towards Ophelia, but he is distracted by Tiffany who was walking by in a hurry, and tripped.

That looked painful. Here, let me help you.
Zander helps pick her up.
You alright?

Tiffany:
Yes, I think so. Thank you.
Tiffany grabs her chest, then starts looking on the ground.

Oh no! No! No! No! Crap, where is it?

Zander:
What’s wrong? You lose something?

Tiffany:
My necklace. I can’t find it! Its 14 karat gold!

Zander: Looks around and finds it strewn behind a garbage can.
Is this it?

Tiffany:
YES! Yes, that’s it! Oh, thank you! Thank you so much! You’re kind of cute. Like, what’s your name?

Zander:
Oh… Uh… Hi, my name is… Um…

Tiffany:
I always lose at guessing games. Um, oh well…

She starts to leave.

Zander:
Zander!... My name is Zander.

Tiffany: Turns back towards Zander.
Zander? Like, are you, like, doing anything right now?

Zander:
Not really. I just came down here to see the psychic mostly.

Tiffany:
Why?

Zander:
Just to check it out I guess.

Tiffany:
OMG I totally know what you mean and stuff. I like, went to see this psychic lady once, and, like she said that I would, like, never find true love and stuff. I was like, whatever!
So you want to come over to my house? I’ve got alcohol, but it’s no fun drinking alone and stuff.

Zander:
Sure, let’s go.

Tiffany:
Okay, but we’ve got to hurry up. My creepy ex boyfriend is trying to follow me.

Tiffany and Zander disappear in to the crowd. A young well dressed, clean cut looking man named Stephen enters looking for somebody.

Stephen:
Tiffany? TIFFANY!? WHERE ARE YOU? Come on Tiffany, we can talk about this, right? Look, I’m SORRY! OKAY? We don’t have to break up over this! I’m sorry I got you the 14 karat gold necklace instead of the 14 karat gold necklace with diamonds, IT WAS A SIMPLE MISTAKE! TIFFANY!!? Damn it!
To Ophelia: Excuse me miss, you haven’t seen a blonde girl about this tall, high heels, and a teal mini skirt and blouse have you?

Ophelia: Points in the direction that Tiffany and Zander went.
That way.

Stephen:
Thanks. You know, you’re kind of hot, even with all that black eye liner. Maybe we should hook up sometime.

Ophelia:
I thought you were trying to get back with Tiffany?

Stephen:
Yeah, but she doesn’t have to know. So, how about I get some digits?

Ophelia:
How about instead of that you fuck off and leave me alone.

Stephen:
Baby, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Ophelia:
Oh, I’ve got an idea.

Ophelia’s friend Audrey comes in from behind Ophelia.

Audrey:
Ophelia, have you gone in yet?

Ophelia:
Nope, I was just about to.

Stephen:
I can see the future baby. I see that you and I were destined to be together.

Ophelia:
How cute. Come on Audrey.
Whispers under her breath
Let’s go! Let’s go! Let’s go!

Audrey:
Who was THAT guy?

Ophelia:
Just… Someone? I really do not know.

Audrey:
I guess we’re saved by the psychic appointment then.

Ophelia:
Yeah, the psychic. I’m so excited! Yeah right.

Audrey:
Oh come on Ophelia, it’ll be fun.

Ophelia:
You have a twisted sense of what fun i

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RJ53

Jan 22 @ 3:56PM  
Is this going to be a comedy or a drama? I could see it going in either direction.
theSkwirl

Jan 22 @ 5:24PM  
aaaaaaaaaaaagh it cut off in the midst of a sentence...

Like.. I like totally like.. wanna strangle your leading like.. lady.
Dione

Jan 22 @ 5:34PM  
Skwirl... you read part two before part one... part two completes the sentence that was cut off here in part one (at the end)... patience Skwirl!!!

I'm reserving serious comment until I read some more, but so far so good.

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