Inklings is a the Hub’s creative writing group. At our last meeting, we talked about writing scripts for comics, plays, and movies. Then members paired up and wrote their own short film scripts. Teens only had an hour, and they turned out pretty awesome! Read them below:
Wyoming Smith and the Egyptian Book of Legends
by Jack and Allie
MAIN CHARACTER: Wyoming Smith
ASSISTANT: Jessica Anderson
VILLAINS: (Evil Twins) Bartholomew and Lydia Qilmerd’r
Wyoming and Jess are studying for a school project about ancient Egypt at a table in the library
Who ruled Egypt after King Tut?
I don’t know, we checked all of the ancient Egypt books in the library.
(looking through a book)
It says here that there is a book of legend hidden deep in the library that has all answers about ancient Egypt.
Bartholomew and Lydia walk up to them
So…. I hear you are looking for the Egyptian book of legends that is hidden deep in the library
That’s what Wyoming just said.
Well, your efforts to find it will be stopped short, because we already have a map. And once we find it, the library will be of no use to us, and we will explode it.
(Bart and Lydia leave)
We have to stop them.
Look what I found! A piece of paper with a riddle written on it. The riddle is “In the world of children, your next clue will be found behind the seating place library superiors lies your next clue”
JESSICA: I think that’s the librarian’s desk in kids world!
WYOMING: To Kids World!
Scene 2: Kids world
They go up to the librarian desk and find a big picture of a bird
JESSICA: I think this is a clue! But what type of bird is it?
WYOMING: It’s a Mockingbird!
JESSICA: Like that book To kill a mocking bird. Maybe we’re supposed to go find it!
(Bartholomew walks up)
I see you’re still going after the book. It is a hopeless attempt. Now, I have hacked into your google docs account, and if you don’t tell me where the next clue is I will delete everything you have so far on your project.
Wyoming don’t tell him!
I have to! My social studies grade depends on this project being good. Alright Bartholomew, the next clue is in a copy of To Kill a Mockingbird.
Lydia and Bartholomew run out of the room cackling. Wyoming and Jessica walk out defeated. Jessica accidently knocks over the book Mockingbird and a map falls out.
Looks at this! The clue was in this book all along! We can still find the book before them!
Scene 3: Cookbook section
WYOMING: Why is the map leading us into a bunch of cookbooks?
Maybe we have to make a food sacrifice to find the next clue
(Random book cart comes out of nowhere Bartholomew and Lydia are heard cackling in the distance)
(They dive out of the way)
What was that?
I think Bartholomew and Lydia are trying to sabotage us
Cart nocks over all the cookbooks
Now we’ll never find the book!
Wyoming leans over and picks up a book with a paper falling out
I think this is the clue
All it says is “4:00 pm-short hand”
Its pointing to that Egypt book Display
They run over to the display, Bartholomew and Lydia pop up
We’re not going to let you win so easily!
Bartholomew and Lydia race Wyoming and Jessica, Bartholomew trips
Wyoming grabs the books and cheers
We have the book! Yayyyyyy!
NOOOO!!!!!! Now they’ll get a better grade!
Why didn’t we just google the answer?
Fiona the Ogre’s Quest to Kill Gilbird
by Sriman and Claire
INT. High School- Library- Day
Fiona is an ogre. She gets angry very easily, so it’s best not to set off her temper. She believes terror is the best solution to many problems.
The librarian is a normal person. She likes to remain calm and help people when she can. When she can’t, well, it’s not her problem.
Shrek is also an ogre. He also gets angry very easily. He gave Fiona the philosophy that terror is the best solution to many problems.
Gilbird is a German canary. He doesn’t have the best grammar. He likes to keep what’s his and isn’t good at sharing. He used to be known as the Germanator.
Fiona the Ogre is looking for a book adaptation of the movie “Shrek 2.”
Fiona the Ogre
What do you mean there’s no Shrek 2 book?!
Fiona, please, we only have the first “Shrek” book.
Is that because the second one didn’t win any Academy Awards? That’s not my fault!
Oh, Fiona. Books don’t win Academy Awards. Movies do. Also, there is no Shrek 2 book in existence. They were all terminated 6 years ago by Gilbird the Gruesome.
What’s a Gilbird? Oh my gosh, you’re confusing me!
FIONA IS SPRAYING SPIT ALL OVER THE PLACE.
LIBRARIAN WIPES HER FACE.
I will hunt down this “Gilbird” you speak of! I will bring Shrek 2 back to this earth! What does this guy have against Shrek 2 anyway?
It’s not a guy. It’s a bird. Gill-Bird. Get it?
FIONA SCRATCHES HER HEAD.
Oh well. It will make no difference when I have Shrek 2.
FIONA LEAVES THE ROOM.
INT. SHREK’S HOUSE- DAY
Honey, do you know there’s no book of Shrek 2?!
WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? Is that because we didn’t win any Academy Awards?!
Yeah, probably. But no matter! I shall bring back Shrek 2! By slaying the foul beast they call Gilbird!
It was the one that terminated every copy of Shrek 2 the book.
We shall hunt him down!
BOTH OGRES LEAVE.
FIONA AND SHREK ARE STARING UP.
How will we ever get up that tree to slay Gilbird?
SHREK KNOCKS DOWN THE TREE TO FIND GILBIRD LYING IN HIS NEST.
We have come to retrieve Shrek 2 from your evil clutches!
Me terminated all Shrek 2 books. Only one left. You never find it.
It’s in your nest, isn’t it?
Me fight you. Me big bir-
SHREK KNOCKS OUT GILBIRD.
We’ve got it Fiona! The book adaptation of Shrek 2!
FIONA PICKS IT UP AND FLIPS THROUGH IT. HER FACE IS STUNNED.
It’s a Graphic Novel!
Why Aren’t You Talking?
By Allie and Rachel
EXT. COFFEE SHOP- DAY
ARIANNA, SERAPHINA, OLIVIA, and LILY walk out of the busy coffee shop
Sweets always make me want to go shopping! Who wants to go to the mall?
ARIANNA turns abruptly, and walks away off the screen.
SERAPHINA, OLIVIA, and LILY
(says in snobby way)
What’s up with her?
Who cares, let’s go shopping!
ALL GIRLS TURN AND EXIT STAGE
SERAPHINA, OLIVIA, and LILY
Was something wrong with Arianna? She wasn’t talking to me at the coffee shop.
I don’t know. Hey, what do you think of think of this blouse?
I’ll just have to find out myself.
ARIANNA is looking at books
(No sound, just action music.) Camera pans to the right, across the bookshelf. LILY is peeking through books, staring at ARIANNA. LILY is poorly disguised, following her.
ARIANNA picks out a book and sits down to read. Arianna leaves to go to the bathroom.
LILY sneaks up to the chair and table, and looks through her purse. LILY holds up diary, Looks around, then runs away.
ARIANNA comes back and reads again.
LILY is awkwardly sneaking around the library.
(music stops, replaced by squeaking noises) LILY’s feet against the wall, moving side ways.
Camera zooms out. LILY is sneaking across the wall. SERAPHINA and OLIVIA are staring at her.
What are you doing?
Shhh! You never saw me
LILY LEAVES THE STAGE
LILY reading the diary. She is angry. She storms over to ARIANNA who is still reading.
Why didn’t you write about me in your diary so I knew what was wrong?!
What do you mean?
You haven’t been talking to me! What did I do?
(Stands up, Screaming dramatically)
At the coffee shop, You Ate My Cookie!!!
Screen goes black
By: Daniela O and Bridget M
On the outskirts of New York at night, AMELIA’S house is completely black, except for the static glow of the TV screen. Inside, AMELIA is preparing to watch a horror movie when she calls her friend.
Hey, Katelyn! Do ya wanna watch a horror movie with me, ‘y know, because you can only watch horror movies with more than one person?
That’s a very bad excuse, Amelia. Considering how long I’ve known you, I know that you absolutely despise ghosts and other horror creatures.
Besides, I can’t come over tonight. I have a school club to go to.
…Alright, then. I’ll just be the heroine of this screenplay, then! I’ll watch as many horror movies as I want!
Amelia! You can’t break the fourth wall!
I didn’t! I subtly chipped off a corner of the wall! You were the one who blew a hole in it!
…Never mind, just get back to the script.
About two hours pass after Amelia hangs up the phone. KATELYN is walking to AMELIA’S house.
I wouldn’t believe it if she made it through one movie without getting scared; although she’s probably watched an entire marathon by now, considering how fast she goes through those.
KATEYN arrives at AMELIA’S house and knocks on the door.
Amelia! I’m here! The school club was cancelled!
KATELYN waits for a few moments.
KATELYN tries opening the door to the house, surprised to find it unlocked. KATELYN walks into the house, closing the door behind her. She walks into the living room, where the TV static is the only sound in the house.
Amelia? Are you here?
Something crashes in the dining room, and KATELYN flinches away from the sound.
KATELYN finds herself walking towards the source of the sound, and enters the dining room. Everything seems to be in order, except for a broken vase with flowers spread haphazardly across the dining table, the water soaking them. All of the chairs around the table were in their correct positions.
Except one of the chairs was occupied.
…Amelia? Is that you?
The occupant of the chair was in hamburger print pajamas, with a white teddy bear with a nametag that read ‘Kumajirou’. After KATELYN finished speaking, the chair’s occupant slowly started to turn around in the dim light. The ‘thing’ got up from the chair and stumbled toward KATELYN.
KATELYN backed away from the horrendous creature, its rotted flesh green with mold. KATELYN tripped backwards over a random metal pipe and is backed into a wall. The zombie lumbered closer to KATELYN, who was about to scream in terror. The zombie reached out to touch KATELYN and…
Before the zombie could touch KATELYN, it started laughing.
The zombie falls to the floor in a heap of hysteria and talks.
Kateyn, it’s me! Amelia! I’m the zombie!
AMELIA pulls off the zombie mask that covered her face.
Pretty good Halloween costume, right?
KATELYN sits, stunned.
I bought this yesterday for Halloween. So? Do you like it?
KATELYN recovers from the shock.
Halloween is six months away.