The Day-to-Day Zone
by, 08-19-2012 at 03:33 PM (653 Views)
THE DAY-TO-DAY ZONE
FEAR IN A HANDFUL OF ROSIN PART 3
A MR. HORRORPANTS SCREENPLAY
BASED ON AN IDEA BY MICHAEL HAAS (@digitalHaas)
INT. BLACK AND WHITE. A MOD 50s LIVING ROOM. THERE ARE SEVERAL COUCHES MADE UP OF LIGHT GRAY RECTANGLES. A COFFEE TABLE SITS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE ROOM, COVERED IN MAGAZINES.
DENARD SPAN ENTERS THE ROOM, LOOKING CONFUSED AND FRUSTRATED. HE SITS ON ONE OF THE COUCHES.
HE SHAKES HIS HEAD AND STARES AT A DOOR IN FRONT OF HIM.
THE DOOR IN FRONT OF HIM IS LABELED "TARGET FIELD - PLAYER'S ENTRANCE."
THE CAMERA PULLS BACK TO REVEAL MR. HORRORPANTS. HE IS WEARING A SUIT AND TIE, AND HIS HAIR IS PARTED TO THE SIDE.
Another Twin. Another injury. Another ballplayer waits for his chance to play again. When will that chance come?
Some things aren't very clear, in the Day-to-Day Zone.
THE DAY-TO-DAY ZONE THEME PLAYS.
DENARD SPAN, NOW ALONE AGAIN, GOES TO LISTEN TO THE DOOR MARKED "PLAYER'S ENTRANCE." HE HEARS THE SOUNDS OF BASEBALL BEING PLAYED.
Plouffe, is that you? Plouffey? How'd you get out of here?
THERE IS NO ANSWER.
DENARD SPAN SITS DOWN. HE FANS THROUGH THE MAGAZINE ON THE COFFEE TABLE AND NOTICES SOMETHING HAS BEEN SCRATCHED INTO THE SURFACE OF THE TABLE. SPAN PUSHES THE OTHER MAGAZINES AWAY AND SEES THE PHRASE "THOME WAS HERE!"
Okay. Relax, Denard. Nobody else has gone through that door, so they need you. This can't be the DL or someone else would've come through that door, right?
DENARD SPAN SLUMPS BACK INTO THE COUCH. AS HE DOES SO, HE NOTICES A FINGERTIP POKING OUT FROM UNDER THE A CUSHION.
DENARD STANDS UP AND RIPS THE COUCH CUSHIONS OFF THE COUCH. HE STAGGERS AND FALLS TO THE GROUND, NARROWLY MISSING THE COFFEE TABLE. HE IS COVERING HIS MOUTH IN SHOCK.
UNDER THE CUSHIONS, STILL WRITHING IN PAIN, IS THE DETACHED ARM AND SHOULDER OF MATT CAPPS.
It fell off! He was here until it completely fell off!
MR. HORRORPANTS WALKS IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA.
Not a very pretty ending. But, is it an ending? Will it ever end? You can never be sure . . . in the Day-to-Day Zone.
CUE CREDITS, FADE TO BLACK.
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