Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Chapter 4: Grandma

INT. GRANDMA’S HOUSE - DAY

The sun peeks through the overcast day and through the window shining a light on a KEY resting on a coffee table.
DAVID PACE (16), bright eyed and curious eats some fresh made candy that his Grandma had just set down. He puts a piece of chocolate in his mouth and savors the full flavor.

DAVID
Nobody makes candy like you Grandma.

GRANDMA RUTH (93) old and wise, but unusually together and spry brings another plate of goodies from the kitchen. David cannot get enough of the chocolate and delightfully stuffs another into his mouth.

DAVID (cont’d)
(Mouth full)
Seriously Grams this stuff is awesome.

GRANDMA RUTH
One day maybe I will let you in on my secrets.

David LAUGHS and reaches under the coffee table and pulls out a PHOTO ALBUM labeled FAMILY. He opens it and looks at the pictures.

DAVID
Ten children Grams that’s amazing how come I only ever see my Dad and Aunt Jo?

GRANDMA RUTH
They are very busy.

DAVID
To busy for you, how is that possible.

Grandma Ruth sits down on a chair exhaling deeply as her butt makes contact with the cushion. David reaches for the key on the table an 1125 etched into it’s side.

SLAP! Grandma Ruth smacks his hand and snatches the key with the quickness of a women a third of her age.

DAVID (cont’d)
Ow! I was just looking.

GRANDMA RUTH
You know what the say about curiosity.

DAVID
It killed the grandson, I know, I know.

GRANDMA RUTH
That’s right. There is a time and a place for everything and this is not the time.

DAVID
Wow. What is that key to?

Grandma Ruth drops the key into her pocket, and looks at her grandson sternly.

GRANDMA RUTH
Don’t snoop for this, do you understand?

DAVID
Yes Grandma.

David watches intently as his Grandmother leaves the room hoping to catch a glimpse at where she may be hiding this new Secret.

David scans the room “treasures everywhere and he knew it”. He starts turning over every little knick knack. He see’s a GOLD CANDY DISH behind a plant. Odd that he had never noticed it before. He checks for his Grandma.
The coast was clear and he reaches for the DISH. He looks at it carefully and then grabs it -- but it won’t open. After further inspection he realizes that it is a trick box with a special pattern to open it.