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NIGHTMARES Screenplay Taylor Lea Hicks FADE IN: EXT. THEATER - NIGHT Crowds of people line the sides of the red carpet as limos arrive, and security holds them back. The sign above the theater reads NIGHTS OF PASSION STARRING CARMEN DRAPER. A new limo pulls up to the carpet, and the door opens. CARMEN DRAPER gets out of the limo. She is dressed in a tight-fitting red dress and has long flowing dark hair. The crowd goes wild, and security has trouble holding them back. CROWD: MS. DRAPER! CARMEN! OVER HERE! I LOVE YOU! WILL YOU MARRY ME!? Carmen waves politely and smiles. She slowly makes her way down the red carpet to an onslaught of more shouts and screams until she reaches the door, where she turns one last time to wave to her adoring fans. EXT. PARK - DAY MAN #1 and WOMAN #1 lounge on a blanket, a picnic feast surrounding them. The sun is shining, and birds are chirping. They hold hands and smile at each other. WOMAN #1: It’s such a perfect day for a picnic. I can’t believe you made all this! MAN #1: I just wanted everything to be special. WOMAN #1: It’s absolutely wonderful. MAN #1: I’m glad. WOMAN #1: But shouldn’t we be going? We’ll miss the movie. MAN #1: Actually, there’s something else first. Man #1 reaches over into picnic basket and pulls out a small velvet box. WOMAN #1: Oh! MAN #1: I know we’ve only known each other for a short while, but I’ve known in my heart for some time now that you’re the one for me. Kneels in front of her and takes her hand, opening the velvet box to produce a shiny diamond ring. MAN #1: Please, will you do me the honor of becoming my wife? WOMAN #1: Yes, yes, I will! Woman #1 kisses Man #1 passionately as they fall into the grass, knocking the box into the air. They kiss as the ring glints in the sunlight beside their picnic basket. INT. MIDDLE - CLASS HOUSE - DAY


Vortex 39 - April Online  
Vortex 39 - April Online  

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