The Man Project shots being fired, people shouting, glass breaking, etc. Pulling back, we see there are row upon row of work stations in this area. Hundreds of them. Sets of wings hang outside each carrel. A buzzer sounds. ON Michael, Gabriella and Satan as they leave their stations for break. Their names and the word “Guardian” are embroidered on their angel-wear shirt-fronts next to a logo of little pairs of wings. As they walk past the carrels of other workers, Satan ruffles each set of wings he passes ~ like a kid dragging a stick along a picket fence. Note: the angels have opinions and disagreements, but without emotion.
(matter of fact) Earthquake in the Philippines, train wreck in France, guy almost crushed by a tiller in Ohio. The usual. GABRIELLA (matter of fact) Aircraft fire at 30,000 feet, guy beating his wife in Chicago, sinking ferry boat, another school shooting. MICHAEL I’m glad this is temporary, just until the Man Project gets stabilized. SATAN Temporary. You really do believe that, don’t you? MICHAEL Well, yeah, that’s... SATAN ...the party line. But is it getting better? Are there any fewer crises? You see the expected downturn?
GABRIELLA (Busy.) MICHAEL
Tidewater Times May 2018