Writers Thought Dumps – 4

INT. ROOM – AFTERNOON

Inside an unkept room, sits a desk with no other furniture; Food containers, boxes, and papers upside down and on its side, scattered throughout.

Standing next to the desk, dressed like a detective, is Jope, a very odd person.

He sets an item on the desk; He thinks.

Axel, very into details, walks in and stands next to Jope.

AXEL
Everything about this room screams someone who doesn’t really care.
JOPE
Yes …
(thinks)
Unless it’s something they want to secure so securely that it’s something I have never been able to break into …
(looks down)
Never been able to.

Axel looks down at an item that’s tied shut. Oddly looks at Jope then item then Jope.

AXEL
This box … is that what you are referring to … the one tied … with a knot?
JOPE
Never been able to open a tied knot.
AXEL
(puzzled)
So anything else you can … but a tied knot?

Jope thinks.

JOPE
My fingers are stubby and thick … nails trimmed real low.

Axel weirdly stares at him then the item.

JOPE
(curiously)
How did they know? …
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Writers Thought Dumps – 3

INT. BABY’S R US CHECKOUT COUNTER – AFTERNOON

A man walks up to the checkout counter and puts down baby wipes.

Checkout woman smiles as she grabs the item.

CHECKOUT WOMAN
How old?

Another woman walks up and puts random items on the counter.
MAN
How old?
CHECKOUT WOMAN
(scanning)
Yes, the baby wipes, how old is the baby?
MAN
(puzzled)
Uhm … 36.
CHECKOUT WOMAN
36 days old?

Man glances over at the other woman and than back at the checkout woman.

MAN
(slowly)
No … 36 years old.
CHECKOUT WOMAN
The baby wipes are for someone who is 36?

The checkout woman surprised, almost like she wants to laugh.

MAN
Yes, that was for myself.

Other woman stands more surprised, looking like she wants to chuckle.

Checkout woman, biting her lip, rings out the baby wipes.

OTHER WOMAN
Uhm, okay; That is not something you get much of or hear about.

MAN
Well, I just want to make sure all is cleaned up and tidied up back there.

Checkout woman turns chuckling.

Other woman laughs, looking at the checkout woman.

OTHER WOMAN
(in between laughing)
That’s something … that’s good.
(pauses)
It is just something no one really does.

MAN
Well, I like to clean up.

OTHER WOMAN
(again laughing)
That’s good; I apologize for laughing, it is just not much you hear much of, at least I haven’t.

MAN
I guess.

Watches woman bag item.
MAN
Based on how you are laughing, I guess it was good that I didn’t get the baby powder to powder my bottom.

Other woman tries not to laugh, but cracks up; Checkout woman turns and does the same.

CHECKOUT WOMAN
(intermittent laughter)
Like you said, you wanted to clean and tidy up.

OTHER WOMAN
Were you serious about the baby powder or were you just adding on due to our laughter?

AWKWARD SILENCE.

The man stands, thinking, like someone who wants to say yes but doesn’t.

Checkout woman cracks up; Other woman cracks up because she’s laughing.

Man silent.

Checkout woman tries to speak, but can’t; She falls to the ground laughing.

Man puts money on counter, and looks at the two women laughing.
MAN
I’m just going to put that here …
(looks at them)
and you can keep the change.

He starts to walk, but stops and looks back.

He puts down the baby wipes and takes a couple out.

MAN
Due to how much you are laughing and how hard … you both might need a little tidying up yourselves.

Checkout woman, cracking up, shakes her head yes.

Man picks up the baby wipes and slowly walks off looking at them.

Other woman tries to speak, but keeps laughing.

Man watches as the checkout woman tries to get up, but can’t.

Man walks off.

Other woman, still cracking up, tries to grab the receipt, but just hangs over the counter cracking up.

Checkout woman grabs a baby wipe, and falls again, cracking up while holding it.

Writers Thought Dumps – 2

Here is a quick thought from a picture of two older people, sitting down with plates of food, looking at each other laughing, that was more geared towards the comedic tone:

INT. DINING ROOM – MORNING

An older man, and an older woman sit down for dinner in a neatly furnished dining room.

OLD MAN
Can you believe we get all of this food for these prices?
OLD WOMAN
Who says it doesn’t pay to get older?

They both give each other a little chuckle.

Old man scoops up some food, and puts it close to his mouth.

OLD MAN
Down the hatch …

Old woman lets out a couple wet sounding farts; They both look at each other surprised.

OLD WOMAN
And than out the rear.

They both crack up towards each other.

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Though this is written more in a comedic sense, there is meaning that can be found within it;  These are two people who are obviously comfortable with one another, and, also, within themselves.  I think that is something everyone strives for, individually, and also with someone they share their life with.  So, even things that may not seem like they are meaningful, they can very well be underneath.

Writers Thought Dumps – 1

Below is a quick “thought dump” from a networking message I had on Stage32.

INT. OLD ABANDONED WAREHOUSE – GLOOMY DAY

Inside an old, beat down warehouse, crawling with spider webs, two self-made ghost hunters slowly step through, creaking with each step, elongating the creaking noise.

GHOST HUNTER 1
Why are we going slow, each step is just making the creaking noise creak longer?
GHOST HUNTER 2
What would you like me to do …

Ghost hunter 2 starts quickly tiptoeing; QUICK RAPID CREEKS!

GHOST HUNTER 2
Instead of slow, long creaks, now they’re just short & rapid.

Ghost hunter 2 lets out a couple rapid farts.

GHOST HUNTER 2
Don’t say anything about my farts, these ghost trips make me a little gassy.
GHOST HUNTER 1
(sniffing)
Well, lucky the ghosts are not able …
(thinking)
Can ghosts even smell our farts?

Ghost hunter 2 squeaks out a fart.

GHOST HUNTER 2
Well, I don’t know, but we probably shouldn’t mention that in the open, because that’s something we should probably know.
GHOST HUNTER 1
(smelly face)
Can you keep those farts from coming out in public? You might want to check back there, because I think you might have …

GHOSTLY SHRIEKING SCREAM!

Ghost Hunter 2 screams; He lets out a little fart.

GHOST HUNTER 1
(looking at Ghost Hunter 2)
Well, you might want to check yourself, because that might have just turned from a fart to a shart.

Writers Thought Dumps

While I am writing or possibly networking, I have, at times, little thoughts that turn into quick little portions of a script;  I figured I’d post those in what I’m calling my “Writer Thought Dumps”.

While the majority of my scripts I like to have a meaning behind it, some of my thought dumps are just quick thought dumps of whatever I am thinking or come up with at the given moment.