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Chapter 5 of the book Infected
The infection is out in the open
"Going public" by Michaelk






               Fade In: 

               INT. FROST CREEK HOSPITAL. LAB 

               A faint glow comes from a corner desk. Tevist sits at a 
               microscope, jotting notes on a pad. Orderly one enters and 
               quietly walks over. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Any luck doc? 

                                   TEVIST 
                         (Leans back and rubs his eyes) 
                         Yeah, plenty of luck, and all of it 
                         bad. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         So you haven't found a cure yet? 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Cure? I can't even tell what 
                         disease I'm dealing with. It's 
                         constantly mutating into something 
                         else. Every time I think I'm 
                         getting close, it changes.  

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         I'm real sorry to hear that doc. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         (Looking at him intently)  How 
                         many? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Two staff and one bystander. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         So that puts our total up to what 
                         now? twenty-five? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Twenty-six. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         (Thoughtfully) Twenty-six 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         I can't believe it's only been 
                         three days since Gus walked in the 
                         door. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Gus (sighs) I wish we would've kept 
                         him here. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         We didn't have a choice, Lohr 
                         would've fired us. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Would you like to go tell one of 
                         our incurable patients that they're 
                         lives are worth less than our jobs? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         (Thoughtfully) No, not really. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         I didn't think so, no moral person 
                         would. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         I know one person who would. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         So do I, and it's time he got the 
                         chance. 

               Cut to: 

               INT. HOSPITAL. LOHR'S OFFICE. 

               Camera pans around a dark office, settling in on several empty 
               bottles of assorted liquor. Lohr is leaned back in his chair, 
               snoring loudly and drooling. A loud bang of the door being 
               thrown open wakes him, causing him to lose his balance and 
               fall to the floor. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Oh my God, are you okay? 

                                   LOHR 
                         Umm, I think so. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         I don't know, you've got a nasty 
                         lump on your head. 

                                   LOHR 
                         Where? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Here. (Hits Lohr over the head with 
                         a whiskey bottle) 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Well done. 

               Cut to: 

               INT. HOSPITAL. HALLWAY. 

               Camera angle looking straight up, ceiling lights slowly going 
               by as focus fades in and out. Camera angle from Lohr's eyes 
               facing backward as he tries to sit up and focuses on Orderly 
               one pushing the gurney. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Good morning. How was your nap? 

                                   LOHR 
                         (Yawning) Not bad, I had a dream 
                         about...Hey, wait a minute, you hit 
                         me! 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Yes I did. 

                                   LOHR 
                         You're fired! 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Okay. (Continues pushing gurney) 

                                   LOHR 
                         Did you hear me? I said you're 
                         fired! 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Did you hear me? I said okay. 

                                   LOHR 
                         (Looks down to see he is 
                         restrained) Where are you taking 
                         me? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         The observation room. 

                                   LOHR 
                         Why? 

                                   TEVIST 
                         (From behind Lohr) So you can see 
                         some of your patients. 

                                   LOHR 
                         That's not funny, you know I don't 
                         have a liscense to practice 
                         anymore. And by the way, you're 
                         fired too. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Okay. 

                                   LOHR 
                         What's wrong with you people? 

                                   TEVIST 
                         How should we react? Sit in our 
                         offices, get drunk, and wallow in 
                         self pity? 

                                   LOHR 
                         (Struggles to free himself) 

                                   TEVIST 
                         Don't bother, we're almost there. 

                                   LOHR 
                         Almost where? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         I told you, the observation room. 

                                   TEVIST 
                         I'll go around and distract them. 

                                   LOHR 
                         Distract who? 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Them. (Opens the door to the 
                         observation room and shoves the 
                         gurney into the room, then slams 
                         the door shut) 

               Orderly one walks over to the observation window beside 
               Tevist. 

                                   ORDERLY ONE 
                         Oops... 

                                   TEVIST 
                         (Smiles at him while watching the 
                         gurney disappear behind a wall of 
                         infected) 

               Fade out: 

               Fade in: 

               INT. FROST CREEK PRISON. CELL BLOCK 

               Officer Tyler is doing a routine patrol. Inmates are joking 
               with him and asking questions when a news bulletin comes on 
               the TV. 

                                   NEWS ANCHOR 
                         We are getting reoports of a major 
                         disturbance in the downtown Frost 
                         Creek area. For further details we 
                         go live to Judy Jenkins, Judy. 

                                   JUDY 
                         Thank you Rex. I'm down here near 
                         the high school where there seems 
                         to be a lot of activity. (Screams 
                         in the background, as people run 
                         by) 

                                   JUDY 
                         Excuse me (grabbing a passerby) 
                         could you tell me what's going on 
                         here? 

                                   PASSERBY 
                         No! Leggo of me! (Yanks free from 
                         her grip and runs away nearly 
                         knocking her down) 

                                   JUDY 
                         (Recovers, straightens her hair. 
                         Seeing another person standing in 
                         the background staring at her) 
                         Excuse me sir, do you know what's 
                         happening here? (Sticks microphone 
                         in his face) 

                                   PASSERYBY TWO 
                         (Stares at microphone as though he 
                         has never seen one before, then 
                         suddenly grabs Judy's arm and takes 
                         a large bite out of it) 

                                   JUDY 
                         (Screams as blood spurts out of her 
                         arm, and tries to pull away as 
                         passerby two calmly bites her arms 
                         again) 

                                   CAMERAMAN 
                         (Drops camera, yanks judy away and 
                         takes her back to the van) 

               Camera view, camera, laying on it's side, blood drips down the 
               lens as passerby two leans down to sniff at it. 

                                   NEWS ANCHOR 
                         Umm...We're going to a commercial. 
                         (Screen goes blank) 

                                   TYLER 
                         (Quietly) What the hell? 

                                    
               Fade out: 

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