Night Light Tales: Family Trip

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A father and son bonding time is important.

Submitted: January 04, 2018

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cold open

ext. driveway - day

A manly man, think "Tim Allen, Home Improvement" the Pleasantville version, dressed in fishing trip attire,  unloading various camping equipment out of the trunk, lifts a duffle bag out of his trunk, struggling to get it out. His teenage son comes to the rescue.

son

Need a hand pops? (GRABS AND LIFTS)

DAD

Thanks son.

SON

No problem. Don't want the old man throwing his back out.

The father let's out a sarcastic chuckle.

The son smiles back and nudges his dad playfully.

The mother enters the scene.

mom

Here honey.  (KISSING THE DAD,HANDING HIM A LEMONDADE)

DAD

Thanks sweetie.

MOM

(LOOKING DOWN) Oh wow. You caught a big one this time.

DAD

Yeah he was a tough one to reel in. Almost didn't catch him.

The mom nudges him playfully, it's clear he was being sarcastic.

Another man walks by with his dog.

Dog walker

(WAVING HIGH) Hey neighbor!

The dad, mom, and son all wave back in sync, cheesy smiles spread across their face. 

The mom looks in the trunk, grinning ear to ear.

MOM

(GENUINE TO DAD) Now make sure you clean up after dinner. I don't want that stinking up my kitchen again.

DAD

(HOLDS MOM) Junior, you did great on your first hunt.

SON

Fuck yeah-

MOM

Language!

SON

Sorry.

The dad, mom and son all look in the trunk.

DAD

(LOOKING DOWN)This is our best catch yet.

REVEAL: the corpse of a teenager, bloodied and bleeding out.

The mom, dad and son continue to look and smile with pride.

THE END


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