līˌbrerē

a building or room containing collections of books, periodicals, and sometimes films and recorded music for people to read, borrow, or refer to.

Inklings: Teen-written Screenplays

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

SETTING: Library

MAIN CHARACTER: Wyoming Smith

ASSISTANT: Jessica Anderson

VILLAINS: (Evil Twins) Bartholomew and Lydia Qilmerd’r

Fade In

Wyoming and Jess are studying for a school project about ancient Egypt at a table in the library

WYOMING

Who ruled Egypt after King Tut?

JESSICA

I don’t know, we checked all of the ancient Egypt books in the library.

WYOMING

(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

BARTHOLOWMEW

So….  I hear you are looking for the Egyptian book of legends that is hidden deep in the  library

JESSICA

That’s what Wyoming just said.

LYDIA

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)

JESSICA

We have to stop them.

WYOMING

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)

BARTHOLOMEW

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.

JESSICA

Wyoming don’t tell him!

WYOMING

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.

Jessica

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?

JESSICA

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)

WYOMING

Duck!!!!!

(They dive out of the way)

JESSICA

What was that?

WYOMING

I think Bartholomew and Lydia are trying to sabotage us

Cart nocks over all the cookbooks

JESSICA

Now we’ll never find the book!

Wyoming leans over and picks up a book with a paper falling out

WYOMING

I think this is the clue

 All it says is “4:00 pm-short hand”

WYOMING

Its pointing to that Egypt book Display

They run over to the display, Bartholomew and Lydia pop up

 LYDIA

We’re not going to let you win so easily!

Bartholomew and Lydia race Wyoming and Jessica, Bartholomew trips

BARTHOLOMEW

NOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!

Wyoming grabs the books and cheers

WYOMING

We have the book! Yayyyyyy!

LYDIA

NOOOO!!!!!! Now they’ll get a better grade!

JESSICA

 Why didn’t we just google the answer?

Fade Out

Fiona the Ogre’s Quest to Kill Gilbird

by Sriman and Claire

Fade In

 

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?!

Librarian

Fiona, please, we only have the first “Shrek” book.

Fiona

Is that because the second one didn’t win any Academy Awards? That’s not my fault!

Librarian

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.

Fiona

What’s a Gilbird? Oh my gosh, you’re confusing me!

FIONA IS SPRAYING SPIT ALL OVER THE PLACE.

LIBRARIAN WIPES HER FACE.

Fiona

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?

Librarian

It’s not a guy. It’s a bird. Gill-Bird. Get it?

FIONA SCRATCHES HER HEAD.

Fiona

Oh well. It will make no difference when I have Shrek 2.

FIONA LEAVES THE ROOM.

INT. SHREK’S HOUSE- DAY

Fiona

Honey, do you know there’s no book of Shrek 2?!

Shrek

WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!?????????????? Is that because we didn’t win any Academy Awards?!

Fiona

Yeah, probably. But no matter! I shall bring back Shrek 2! By slaying the foul beast they call Gilbird!

Shrek

Who’s he?

Fiona

It was the one that terminated every copy of Shrek 2 the book.

Shrek

We shall hunt him down!

BOTH OGRES LEAVE.

FIONA AND SHREK ARE STARING UP.

Fiona

How will we ever get up that tree to slay Gilbird?

Shrek

We’re ogres!

SHREK KNOCKS DOWN THE TREE TO FIND GILBIRD LYING IN HIS NEST.

Shrek

We have come to retrieve Shrek 2 from your evil clutches!

Gilbird

Me terminated all Shrek 2 books. Only one left. You never find it.

Fiona

It’s in your nest, isn’t it?

Gilbird

Me fight you. Me big bir-

SHREK KNOCKS OUT GILBIRD.

Shrek

We’ve got it Fiona! The book adaptation of Shrek 2!

FIONA PICKS IT UP AND FLIPS THROUGH IT. HER FACE IS STUNNED.

Fiona

It’s a Graphic Novel!

FADE OUT.

Why Aren’t You Talking?

By Allie and Rachel

FADE IN:

EXT. COFFEE SHOP- DAY

ARIANNA, SERAPHINA, OLIVIA, and LILY walk out of the busy coffee shop

CUT TO:

LILY

Sweets always make me want to go shopping! Who wants to go to the mall?

CUT TO:

SERAPHINA

Yeah!

CUT TO:

OLIVIA

Sure!

CUT TO:

ARIANNA

…No…

ARIANNA turns abruptly, and walks away off the screen.

CUT TO:

SERAPHINA, OLIVIA, and LILY

OLIVIA

(says in snobby way)

What’s up with her?

SERAPHINA

Who cares, let’s go shopping!

ALL GIRLS TURN AND EXIT STAGE

DISSOLVE TO:

INT.  STORE/MALL

CUT TO:

SERAPHINA, OLIVIA, and LILY

LILY

Was something wrong with Arianna? She wasn’t talking to me at the coffee shop.

SERAPHINA

I don’t know. Hey, what do you think of think of this blouse?

LILY

(determined)

I’ll just have to find out myself.

DISSOLVE TO:

INT. LIBRARY

CUT TO:

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.

CUT TO:

LILY is awkwardly sneaking around the library.

CUT TO:

(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.

OLIVIA

What are you doing?

LILY

(whispers)

Shhh!  You never saw me

LILY LEAVES THE STAGE

CUT TO:

LILY reading the diary. She is angry.  She storms over to ARIANNA who is still reading.

LILY

Why didn’t you write about me in your diary so I knew what was wrong?!

ARIANNA

What do you mean?

LILY

You haven’t been talking to me!  What did I do?

ARIANNA

(Stands up, Screaming dramatically)

At the coffee shop, You Ate My Cookie!!!

Screen goes black

Crazy nighT

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.

AMELIA

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?

KATELYN

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.

AMELIA

KATELYN

Besides, I can’t come over tonight. I have a school club to go to.

AMELIA

…Alright, then. I’ll just be the heroine of this screenplay, then! I’ll watch as many horror movies as I want!

KATELYN

Amelia! You can’t break the fourth wall!

AMELIA

I didn’t! I subtly chipped off a corner of the wall! You were the one who blew a hole in it!

KATELYN

…Never mind, just get back to the script.

AMELIA

Alright!

About two hours pass after Amelia hangs up the phone. KATELYN is walking to AMELIA’S house.

KATELYN

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.

KATELYN

Amelia! I’m here! The school club was cancelled!

KATELYN waits for a few moments.

KATELYN

Hmm…weird.

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.

KAYELYN

Amelia? Are you here?

Something crashes in the dining room, and KATELYN flinches away from the sound.

KATELYN

Amelia?

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.

KATELYN

* gasp*

Except one of the chairs was occupied.

KATELYN

…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

G-get back!

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…

KATELYN

Aaaaaaiiiiii!

Before the zombie could touch KATELYN, it started laughing.

KATELYN

Wh-what?

The zombie falls to the floor in a heap of hysteria and talks.

AMELIA

Kateyn, it’s me! Amelia! I’m the zombie!

KATELYN

Huh?

AMELIA pulls off the zombie mask that covered her face.

AMELIA
Pretty good Halloween costume, right?

KATELYN sits, stunned.

KATELYN

R-right…

AMELIA

I bought this yesterday for Halloween. So? Do you like it?

KATELYN recovers from the shock.

KATELYN

Amelia?

AMELIA
Yeah?

KATELYN
Halloween is six months away.

FADE OUT