- Narration is aligned left with italics.
- Character names are capitalized with their dialogue underneath. Anything in parenthesis in-between their name and dialogue is how they deliver their lines.
- Setting description precedes every new scene.
INT. LIBRARY – MORNING
Male and female student sit across from each other studying when the former’s phone rings.
Hey, can you please put your phone on vibrate? I’m trying to concentrate. It’s ringing back to back. That’s like your 8th missed call.
I’m sorry. It’s my girlfriend. We had a big fight last night. She thinks I’m cheating on her. I’ll put it on vibrate now.
Male student sits phone on table. When it rings again the vibration shakes the table causing the female to make an error in her writing.
Hey, umm, sorry to bother you again, but could you like take it off the table? I’m writing with a pen and now I have to scratch something out because your phone was shaking the table. My teacher really doesn’t want us to make errors on our applications.
Oh my god! I am so sorry! I really am! I apologize.
Can you just put it in your pocket?
When the girlfriend calls again, the guy’s body shakes when the phone vibrates and stops in-between the pauses.
Oh my God! Are you having a … seizure?
MALE (with vibration in his voice)
Just, just gimme the phone. I’ll hold it, I’ll hold it for you.
10 minutes has passed, in which the phone continuously ringed.
Hey, I take this theater course and would like to practice my lines. Would you mind role-playing with me for a little? That’s if you’re not too busy studying?
No, no, sure, I need a break anyways.
Okay, awesome, here’s your script.
Jump cut to the two standing, with the female student thanking the male student for his help. She hugs and kisses him on the cheek, gives him back his phone, then says she has to go. As she walks away from the table she passes a woman who gives her an intense stare-down. The male student sits back down in his chair. The other woman smacks the male student on the back of his head when she approaches the table.
Ouch! Laura, baby, what are you doing here? And what you do that for?
“She will never know about us.”
“I’m just using Laura for money but I love you and want to start a family with you.”
“You see how I ignore her to give you my attention.”
How you know the script? Wait a minute …
That’s when a cold realization appears in the male student’s facial expression. He understands what happened.
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY – MORNING
Cut scene to the female student walking down the hallway with a devilish smile on her face. It is revealed she learned his girlfriend’s name on the caller ID, that she had the phone on speaker with the volume turned down while her and the male student were going over their dialogue, that she texted the girlfriend their location, and she knew when to dismiss herself because she knew how his girlfriend looked from her contact photo. And oh, she doesn’t take any theater courses, but she’s a hell of an actress.
Story inspired by #34 on Saela’s list
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