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Script Excerpt - Day 1

INT. SHERIFF’S OFFICE INTERROGATION ROOM - DAY

We see Blake sitting on the other side of a long, white
table. He looks like he hasn’t slept and has a large bandage
wrapped around one arm. Martin steps in and closes the door.

MARTIN
Morning, Blake.

BLAKE
(nods)
Detective.

Martin sets his things down, then pulls out the chair
opposite Blake and sits.

MARTIN
I get you anything?

BLAKE
I’m fine. Just tell me when I can
leave.

MARTIN
Wish it were that easy, son. I read
your statement, and I gotta say,
I’m not so sure things add up.

Martin sips his coffee and flips through the papers.

MARTIN (CONT’D)
Says here, home invasion, self
defense?

BLAKE
I told the deputy just like it
happened. This guy was in my
backyard hacking up my livestock.
He’s deranged. He chases me in the
house and takes a damn bite out of
me. You hear that? He bit me.
(raises his bandaged arm)
Doesn’t say anything the entire
time. Just groans. God damn psycho.
So yeah, I shot him. Damn right
it’s self defense.

MARTIN
And you say this was last night?

BLAKE
’Course it was last night.

Martin pulls the clipboard up and flips through the pages
again. He looks up at Blake.

MARTIN
Coroner doesn’t agree.

Blake leans forward.

BLAKE
I give two shits what that arrogant
prick thinks.

MARTIN
Might want to start caring, son.
Coroner says that body we pulled
out of your house, it has obvious
signs of decomposition. Estimates
the time of death to be at least
four days ago.
(leans back)
Now maybe you want to explain that?

7 comments:

  1. Damn you, I hate zombie movies.

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  2. Thanks, DrSteggy!

    Judith... hate because they scare you? Or because you think they are silly and overdone?

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  3. The "we see" thing has always bothered me in scripts, but I'm already hooked as well. :)

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  4. That could possibly be contributed to my glowing inexperience. This is my third Script Frenzy- I just write it how I see it in my head!

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  5. I'm hooked to...on smack...and this to!

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