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Saturday, 7 February 2015

On 7.2.15 by KieronMoore in ,    1 comment



Brief: Write a scene built around the line “You need to get out”

DR JONES: Mister… Smith?

SMITH: John.

DR JONES: Great. It’s a break-up you want erasing, John?

SMITH: Yeah. It’s difficult to move on, you know. Can’t get her out of my head.

DR JONES: That’s where I come in. Now, you’ve read the terms and conditions?

SMITH: Oh, yes.

(DR JONES STARTS CONNECTING CABLES TO SMITH’S HEAD AND HIS OWN)

DR JONES: And you’re aware of all the risks inherent in the operation?

SMITH: Yeah, yeah.

DR JONES: And you’ve never…

SMITH: Look, Doc, I’ve read all your stuff, alright? I’ve paid a lot of cash for this, can we just get it over with?

DR JONES: Alright. Now, it might feel a little weird at first, but I assure you, I’ll be in and out of your head as quickly as possible.

SMITH: You’d better be.

DR JONES: OK. Going in. Easy now.

SMITH: Ow!

DR JONES: A little shock’s normal. OK, a lot of memories here, I’m focusing on… here she is. Emma, is it? Auburn hair, tall…

SMITH: Yep.

DR JONES: Blue eyes?

SMITH: Yeah… wait, no! Emma’s eyes were brown.

DR JONES: Are you sure?

SMITH: Yes. I think. I’m not sure… but that’s what’s meant to happen, right? I’m forgetting.

DR JONES: I haven’t started wiping yet.

SMITH: Doc, I don’t like this. I thought you were a professional!

DR JONES: Erica… Erica?

SMITH: No, Emma!

DR JONES: A lot of neural activity around the name Erica… John, be honest with me, have you ever had a memory cleanse before?

SMITH: No. At least, I don’t think so. I wouldn’t remember, would I?

DR JONES: Well, your record was clean. But there’s clearly been someone in here, and they’ve not left it in good condition. 

SMITH: What are you saying, Doc… oh! Where did that memory come from? What the fuck did you do?

DR JONES: Goddamnit, why would you go to one of those backstreet quacks?

SMITH: I don’t know, Doc, it’s fuzzy, I… this is starting to hurt!

DR JONES: I’m going to have to abort.

SMITH: Get out of my mind, doc! Get the fuck out!

DR JONES: I’m trying, but I can only concentrate if you calm your…

SMITH: You need to – 

SMITH AND DR JONES: – get out!

SMITH AND DR JONES: Uh oh.

SMITH AND DR JONES: This isn’t good.

1 comment:

  1. Starts off very Black Mirror, the ending's fantastic as a cold open.

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