Cindy

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Horror  |  House: Booksie Classic
Not your average little scout.

Submitted: April 25, 2016

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Submitted: April 25, 2016

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COLD OPEN:

INT. THE SHOP - ANYTIME

THE SHOP KEEPER leans on the counter, indulging in a box of what appears to be girl scout cookies.

shop keeper

(FOOD IN HIS MOUTH) Good evening fellow ghouls. (CLEARS THROAT) We often have the desire to indulge in sometimes our guilty pleasures. Mine for example just so happen to be these tasty little treats. Reminds me of this man I once knew who was also guilty of his own little pleasures.

CROSS INTO:

EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - DAY

CINDY, age 8-12, clearly in a happy mood, dressed in a typical girl scout uniform, carries a couple boxes of cookies, humming to herself, skipping down the sidewalk going door to door.

JERRY, (late 40's), really creepy type, opens up his blinds to spy on Cindy as she approaches his home. He waits for her to ring the doorbell. Sweat nearly pouring out of him. Like he's ready yet nervous. 

Cindy stands at the end of his walkway. She stands there looking almost unsure if she should even walk to the front door. She looks down at her sash, decorated with tons of medals, takes a deep breathe and walks to the door.

Cindy rings the doorbell.

 CUT TO:

INT. JERRY'S HOUSE - DAY

The doorbell echo's through the walls. 

Jerry wipes his forehead and straightens up a bit.

 CUT TO:

EXT. JERRY'S HOME - DAY

Jerry opens the door.

cindy

Hi mister. My name is Cindy Lou and I'm selling some delicious girl scout cookies. Would you like to buy some?

Jerry appears to be breathing a bit heavily. He can't get the words out as he's staring at her with lust in his eyes.

CINDY

Mister are you okay?

jerry

(SNAPS OUT OF IT) What...uh yeah. Um..no..I can't. I mean I shouldn't.

CINDY

(PITIFUL) Please. If I sell five more boxes of cookies, I get to go to Funland and get my first Cadette badge.

Jerry still anxious and nervous..

JERRY

I..uh..

Cindy reaches into one of the boxes.

CINDY

Before you say anything else. (PUTTING OUT A COOKIE) Here's a free example. This is our famous double walnut peanut butter cookie.

Jerry hesitates as he reaches for the cookie, lightly caressing her hand when he does. Jerry shivers when their hands touch.

Jerry devours the cookie, keeping his eyes locked on Cindy.

JERRY

(EATING) It's very good.

CINDY

It's our best seller.

Cindy gives him a cheesy smile with a thumbs up.

JERRY

I'm sorry but I can't..

CINDY

Please.

Cindy gives Jerry a sad pouty face. After a moment..

JERRY

Okay. Yeah. Be right back.

Jerry closes the door. 

INt. kitchen - moments later

Jerry walks into the kitchen and grabs his wallet. A sharp knife catches his eye. A look of desire comes over Jerry's eyes when he see's the knife. This causes him to put the wallet down and grab the knife. He picks it up and holds it in his hands for a bit. His breathing increases. Voices telling him to hurt her over shadow his conscious.

SMASH CUT TO:

EXT. JERRY'S HOME - DAY

Jerry opens the door back up.

Jerry seems to sound out of breathe.

JERRY

I'm having a tough time finding my wallet. Would you like to come inside for a glass of lemonade? It's mighty hot out here.

CINDY

I don't think my mommy would want me to go into a strangers house.

JERRY

Your mommy sounds like a very smart cookie.

CINDY

She's the bestest.

JERRY

I'll tell you what. If you come in and try some of my homemade lemonade, I'll buy 5 extra boxes. 

CINDY

You will?

JERRY

Scouts honor.

CINDY

Yay! (JUMPING UP AND DOWN)

Cindy practically runs into the house.

Jerry takes a moment, looks around for anyone that possibly was watching.

CUT TO:

INT. JERRY'S KITCHEN - DAY

Cindy is standing around waiting. 

Jerry enters, appears to be a little less nervous.

JERRY

So, how old are you?

CINDY

Ten and a half. I turn eleven next week.

JERRY

Eleven huh? 

Cindy nods her head.

JERRY

(UNDER HIS BREATHE) That's when they start to blossom.

CINDY

What?

JERRY

(SNAPPING OUT OF IT) Uh..nothing. Let's get you that glass of lemonade.

Jerry grabs a glass cup out of a cabinet

CINDY

May I use your restroom?

JERRY

Yes you may. Down the hall to the left.

Cindy leaves the room.

Jerry grabs a glass out of the cabinet. Then a glass pitcher containing lemonade out of the refrigerator. Jerry begins to pour lemonade into the glass cup. 

Jerry looks around the corner to make sure Cindy isn't around. He reaches into his pocket and grab a tiny little pill bottle. He pours a dust substance into the glass of lemonade and mixes it with his finger.

The sound of a toilet flushed is heard in the background.

Cindy comes back into the kitchen.

Jerry hands her the cup of lemonade and watches her closely to make sure she takes a drink out of the cup. 

Cindy looks like she's going to take a drink.

CINDY

Last year I was runner up to stupid Stephanie Miller. Who by the way cheated.

JERRY

(BARELY PAYING ATTENTION) Ya don't say.

CINDY

I do say. She got her whole family to sign up. She even got her family in Sweden to buy boxes. 

JERRY

Uh huh.

CINDY

Chapter 12, paragraph 4, line 2 clearly states all purchases must be in the state of said seller. As said per scout.

Jerry begins to feel light headed.

Cindy starts to drink out of the glass cup. She stops abruptly.

CINDY

Wait! I never washed my hands. Mommy said clean hands go a long way.

Cindy heads towards the sink.

Jerry's dizziness begins to increase. He attempts to hold onto the counter. He starts to get really dizzy. He looks over at Cindy and starts to realize something is wrong. The room begins to spin.

Cindy turns around drying off her hands.

JERRY

(NAUSEOUS) What did you...

CINDY

You don't look so good mister.

Jerry walks towards Cindy. Barely seeming capable to pick up his own two feet, like he's wearing concrete shoes. He sticks his hands out like he's going to strangle Cindy.

Cindy dumps out the glass of lemonade.

CINDY

You're silly mister. 

Jerry falls hard at the feet of Cindy.

Cindy looks at him for a moment, reaches into his back pocket, takes out his wallet, takes his cash, and begins to hum again.

CUT TO:

EXT. JERRY'S HOME - DAY

Cindy trots out of Jerry's house as if nothing happened.

CINDY'S MOM waits for her at the end of the walk way. Cindy trots to her.

Cindy's mom

Cindy did you thank the nice man?

Like a little girl on Christmas, Cindy turns and waves enthusiastically.

CINDY

Thanks Mister!

Cindy and her mom hold hands and start walking through the neighborhood.

CROSS INTO:

INT. THE SHOP - DAY

The shop keeper is flipping through an old magazine.

SHOP KEEPER

(NOTICES THE CAMERA) You're back. Appears Jerry's guilty pleasure got the best of him (EVIL LAUGH, SLIGHT CHOKING) Remember you are what you eat. Til next time.

Camera pans back.

FADE TO BLACK.


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