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Imagination Lost

Script By: Gyjit
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Short tale of man who chooses reality over fantasy.


Submitted:Jul 22, 2008    Reads: 117    Comments: 3    Likes: 0   


FADE IN:



EXT. SKY - DAY

ALPHONSE (twenties) sits inside of a cockpit of a World War
II fighter plane. Alphonse is performing maneuvers and tricks
through the skyline.

CUT TO:



INT. APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS

Alphonse ROOM MATE walks into the apartment through the front
door.

CUT TO:



EXT. SKY - DAY

Alphonse flies in the fighter plane in a heated dogfight.

CUT TO:



INT. APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS

The ROOM MATE is standing over Alphonse who is sitting in a
cardboard box, pretending to be in a dogfight.

ROOM MATE
What the hell are you doing?

Alphonse ignores the Room Mate.

ROOM MATE (CONT'D)
Al!

ALPHONSE
What?!

Alphonse stops playing in the box.

ALPHONSE (CONT'D)
Something you want?

ROOM MATE
You're not a kid, grow up!

ALPHONSE
What's wrong with having a bit of
imagination, everybody has it.

ROOM MATE
You're not a child, you gotta grow
up.

ALPHONSE
Why should I? Imagination is the
best thing a person could have in
the world.

The Room Mate shakes his head.

ROOM MATE
Imagination is also what makes you
a child playing in a box and not
able to make friends.

ALPHONSE
I don't make friends because people
laugh at me, but I don't need any
as I have...

ROOM MATE
Oh jeez.

Alphonse starts point to empty space.

ALPHONSE
Holy Knight Sir Cain and the
wizard, Archimedes. As we battle...

ROOM MATE
Shut up, you really need to snap
out of it. You are in your
twenties, act like it!

ALPHONSE
But...

ROOM MATE
We've been friends for a long time,
but you DO need grow up and act
like an adult. Start by getting a
job. A real one, your arts and
crafts barely pays the rent.

Alphonse gets up and walks out.

ROOM MATE (CONT'D)
Where are you going?

ALPHONSE
Away from you.

CUT TO:



EXT. CITY PARK - DAY

Alphonse is sitting on a swing in a playground.

ALPHONSE
You have it great, no one ridicules
you or forces you to grow up. Your
imagination is fresh and growing
that it seems limitless on what you
can do.

Alphonse is sitting on a swing next to a little girl who is
in the swing next to him. She blankly stares at him.

ALPHONSE (CONT'D)
You see...

LITTLE GIRL
Mommy?

The girl's mother comes up and pulls the girl of the swing.

MOTHER
(Whispering to the girl)
Stay away from that man, he might
be a pedophile.

Alphonse lowers his head and then looks up. Alphonse sees a
group of children playing in the playground and then looks at
the parents who are talking and staring at him. Alphonse gets
up and starts walking out of the playground. As he is walking
through the park, he sees adults talking, reading the
newspaper, and drinking coffee. He then looks to the other
way and sees children playing. Alphonse continues along walks
into an empty area in the park with trees.



EXT. WOODS - DAY

Alphonse walks into the woods and sees a fairy-tale kingdom.
CAIN and ARCHIMEDES come out of the trees and walk up to
Alphonse.

CAIN
Ah, Sir Alphonse. Good timing! The
kingdom is in desire need!

ALPHONSE
I can't anymore.

ABRAHAM
But the kingdom is in trouble we...

ALPHONSE
I can't.

CAIN
But...

Cain and Abraham fade and the kingdom itself disappears.
Alphonse starts walking along.

CUT TO:



INT. APARTMENT - CONTINUOUS

Alphonse walks into his apartment, his Room Mate is sitting
on the couch watching television. Alphonse looks around the
apartment, seeing the plain decor.

ROOM MATE
Where've you been?

ALPHONSE
Got a job.

ROOM MATE
Great, now you can actually play
rent on time.

ALPHONSE
Sure, Sure.

Alphonse goes to his room and lays on the bed, he stares at
the plain ceiling.

FADE TO BLACK.




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