Following the story from my script “Loss” for the Wednesday Collab.
INT. OFFICE – DAY
Just tell me where to sign.
He hands Mary the papers and a pen. Her hand is shacking but she grabs the pen and signs the documents quickly and decisively.
Will that be all?
She stands up and, without waiting for the bankers reply, she leaves his office.
The banker swallows hard and rests his head in between his hands visibly upset.
He then grabs a PILL BOTTLE from his pocket, opens it and drops one pill on his hand. After a few seconds looking at his hand, he takes another pill out and takes them both.
His BOSS passes by his office.
My office. Now.
Yes, right away.
The banker starts breathing heavily. When he’s about to lose control he slaps himself, calms down and leaves his office.
INT. BOSS’ OFFICE – MOMENTS LATER
The door is open so the banker walks in avoiding eye contact with his boss.
The boss is finishing a call.
(gesturing the banker to sit)
I’m going to have to call you back.
(putting down the phone)
So, you know why you’re here, right?
If there’s one thing I hate is a smartass.
I’m a little uncomfortable around retards and I
dislike idiots but I truly hate smartasses.
I don’t understand. Did I do something wrong?
You only fucked up the Foster’s loan!
I… I didn’t think…
Exactly, you don’t think!
That’s your problem.
Is there something I can do?
Glad you asked.
There is one thing you can do
which is to pack up your shit and leave.
You’re firing me?
You’re not a complete moron after all.
The banker sits there for a moment and his boss just ignores him and starts making a call.
He then stands up and leaves.
INT. BATHROOM – LATER
The banker is staring at his reflection on the mirror. His eyes are puffy and red.
He has the pill bottle on his hand.
He opens it and drops all the pills on his other hand. A few fall to the ground but he doesn’t care.
As he’s looking at the big pile of pills his phone rings.
He picks it up.
Baby… I’m so happy that you called.
I’m not doing very well.
Can you come get me? Please?
Okay. Please, hurry, baby…
The banker turns off the call, throws the pills to the sink and sits on the floor in defeat.
I can't draw worth beans....but I like the concept behind this. Basically if you can't tell its a rabbit who finds a carrot out in a field and decides to pull it out of the ground. What he doesnt know is that this carrot is genetically modified so when he finally manages to pop it out the carrot turns out to be a mutated carrot monster. The poor rabbit is scared to death and the carrot decides to eat the poor little fellow.
running all the way home and then upon arriving out of breath, you are confronted with stairs.
(Sorry, I keep revising the title. First it was Asthma, then There are no elevators in Heaven. The latest is Marathon. I may change it again because I'm never stop editing.)
She thought, nothing could be worse than the scenes she was imagining behind closed eyes.
She was wrong.