Writing Prompt Wednesday #4

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This is a last-minute prompt/script that I had to generate since I didn’t have a lot of time again, so here’s what it was made. I’ll be honest with you, the plot could be better

INT. KINGS CROSS STATION, LONDON – AFTERNOON

Intelligent detective Di May Jones is arguing with sympathetic shopkeeper Dr. Rhiannon Wilson. May tries to hug Rhiannon but she shakes her off.

May: Please Rhiannon, don’t leave me.

Rhiannon: I’m sorry May, but I’m looking for somebody a bit braver. Somebody who faces her fears head-on, instead of running away.

May: I am such a person!

Rhiannon frowns.

Rhiannon: I’m sorry, May. I just don’t feel excited by this relationship anymore.

Rhiannon leaves.

May sits down, looking defeated.

Moments later, admirable scout Prof Luke Khan barges in looking flustered.

May: Goodness, Luke! Is everything okay?

Luke: I’m afraid not.

May: What is it? Don’t keep me in suspense…

Luke: It’s … a vampire … I saw an evil vampire frame a bunch of children!

May: Defenseless children?

Luke: Yes, defenseless children!

May: Bloomin’ heck, Luke! We’ve got to do something.

Luke: I agree, but I wouldn’t know where to start.

May: You can start by telling me where this happened.

Luke: I was… (fans himself and begins to wheeze)

May: Focus Luke, focus! Where did it happen?

Luke: Notting Hill, London! That’s right – Notting Hill, London!

May springs up and begins to run.

EXT. A ROAD – CONTINUOUS

May rushes along the street, followed by Luke. They take a shortcut through some back gardens, jumping fences along the way.

EXT. NOTTING HILL, LONDON – SHORTLY AFTER

Elizabeth Smith, a rude vampire, terrorizes two children.

May, closely followed by Luke, rushes towards Elizabeth, but suddenly stops in her tracks.

Luke: What is it? What’s the matter?

May: That’s not just any old vampire, that’s Elizabeth Smith!

Luke: Who’s Elizabeth Smith?

May: Who’s Elizabeth Smith? Who’s Elizabeth Smith? Only the rudest vampire in the universe!

Luke: Blinkin’ knickers, May! We’re going to need some help if we’re going to stop the rudest vampire in the universe!

May: You can say that again.

Luke: Blinkin’ knickers, May! We’re going to need some help if we’re going to stop the rudest vampire in the universe!

May: I’m going to need guns, lots of guns.

Elizabeth turns and sees May and Luke. She grins an evil grin.

Elizabeth: May Jones, we meet again.

Luke: You’ve met?

May: Yes. It was a long, long time ago…

EXT. A PARK – BACK IN TIME

A young May is sitting in a park listening to some reggae music when suddenly a dark shadow casts over her.

She looks up and sees Elizabeth. She takes off her headphones.

Elizabeth: Would you like some peppermints?

May’s eyes light up, but then she studies Elizabeth more closely and looks uneasy.

May: I don’t know, you look kind of rude.

Elizabeth: Me? No. I’m not rude. I’m the least rude vampire in the world.

May: Wait, you’re a vampire?

May runs away, screaming.

EXT. NOTTING HILL, LONDON – PRESENT DAY

Elizabeth: You were a coward then, and you are a coward now.

Luke: (To May) You ran away?

May: (To Luke) I was a young child. What was I supposed to do?

May (turns to Elizabeth) I may have run away from you then, but I won’t run away this time!

May runs away. She turns back and shouts.

May: I mean, I am running away, but I’ll be back – with guns.

Elizabeth: I’m not scared of you.

May: You should be.

EXT. CHIPPEWA SQUARE, SAVANNAH – LATER THAT DAY

May and Luke walk around searching for something.

May: I feel sure I left my guns somewhere around here.

Luke: Are you sure? It does seem like an odd place to keep deadly guns.

May: You know nothing Luke Khan.

Luke: We’ve been searching for ages. I really don’t think they’re here.

Suddenly, Elizabeth appears, holding a pair of guns.

Elizabeth: Looking for something?

Luke: Crikey, May, she’s got your guns.

May: Tell me something I don’t already know!

Luke: The earth’s circumference at the equator is about 40,075 km.

May: I know that already!

Luke: I pickle my earwax and keep it in a jar under my bed.

Elizabeth: (appalled) Dude!

While Elizabeth is looking at Luke with disgust, May lunges forward and grabs her deadly guns. She wields them, triumphantly.

May: Prepare to die, you rude cauliflower!

Elizabeth: No, please! All I did was frame a bunch of children!

Rhiannon enters, unseen by any of the others.

May: I cannot tolerate that kind of behavior! Those children were defenseless! Well now they have a defender – and that’s me! May Jones defender of innocent children.

Elizabeth: Don’t hurt me! Please!

May: Give me one good reason I shouldn’t use these guns on you immediately!

Elizabeth: Because May, I am your mother.

May looks stunned for a few moments but then collects herself.

May: No you’re not!

Elizabeth: Ah well, it had to be worth a try.

Elizabeth tries to grab the guns but May dodge them out of the way.

May: Who’s the mummy now? Huh? Huh?

Unexpectedly, Elizabeth slumps to the ground.

Luke: Did she just faint?

May: I think so. Well, that’s disappointing. I was instead hoping for a more dramatic conclusion, involving my deadly guns.

May crouches over Elizabeth’s body.

Luke: Be careful, May. It could be a trick.

May: No, it’s not a trick. It appears that… It would seem… Elizabeth Smith is dead!

Luke: What?

May: Yes, it appears that I scared her to death.

Luke (claps his hands) So your guns did save the day, after all.

Rhiannon steps forward.

Rhiannon: Is it true? Did you kill the rude vampire?

May: Rhiannon how long have you been…?

Rhiannon puts her arm around May.

Rhiannon: Long enough.

May: Then you saw it for yourself. I killed Elizabeth Smith.

Rhiannon: Then the children are safe?

May: It does seem that way!

A crowd of vulnerable children enters, looking relieved.

Rhiannon: You are their hero.

The children bow to May.

May: There is no need to bow to me. I seek no worship. The knowledge that Elizabeth Smith will never frame children ever again, is enough for me.

Rhiannon: You are humble as well as brave!

One of the children passes May a shiny pendant

Rhiannon: I think they want you to have it, as a symbol of their gratitude.

May: I couldn’t possibly… Well, if you insist. (takes pendant) Thank you

The children bow their heads once more and leave.

May turns to Rhiannon.

May: Does this mean you want me back?

Rhiannon: Oh, May, of course, I want you back!

May smiles for a few seconds, but then looks defiant.

May: Well you can’t have me.

Rhiannon: WHAT?

May: You had no faith in me. You had to see me scare a vampire to death before you would believe in me. I don’t want a lover like that.

Rhiannon: But…

May: Please leave. I want to spend time with the one person who stayed with me through thick and thin – my best friend, Luke.

Luke grins.

Rhiannon: But…

Luke: You heard the lady. Now be off with you. Skedaddle! Shoo!

Rhiannon: May?

May: I’m sorry Rhiannon, but I think you should skedaddle.

Rhiannon leaves.

Luke turns to MAY.

Luke: Did you mean that? You know … that I’m your best friend?

May: Of course you are!

The two walk off arm in arm.

Suddenly Luke stops.

Luke: When I said I pickle my earwax and keep it in a jar under my bed, you know I was just trying to distract the vampire don’t you?

THE END

Author: dezbee2008

33-year-old math enthusiast, Pokemon fan, Eurovision fan, Bingo player, anti-MLM watcher, meme consumer, YTP watcher, stans news reporters when no one else wants to, inconsistent in real life, a complete human mess, and professional social media lurker

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