– tony.espino –

a human. for now.

Quicksand

TONY ESPINO QUICKSAND V1.1 ORIGINAL DRAFT 5/28/15

EXT. WOODS – DAY

OLIVE and BETSY are walking through the woods.

BETSY
I have no idea how we lost your
mom. She was right behind us.

Olive checks her cellphone.

OLIVE
She just texted me. She’s stuck in
quicksand.

BETSY
What did she say?

OLIVE
“I’m stuck in quicksand.”

BETSY
Stuck? Sounds fishy. If I’m not
mistaken doesn’t this quicksand she
speaks of make one sink?

OLIVE
What are you getting at, Betsy?

BETSY
Well, if she’s sinking then she’s
not stuck. How do we know someone
didn’t abduct her and take her
phone?

OLIVE
We don’t.

BETSY
There’s going to be a ransom text
coming. I can feel it.

OLIVE
Maybe she just used the wrong word.
I’m sure she meant to type sinking
but auto correct typed stuck.

BETSY
Don’t be so naive, Olive! Your mom
is probably being held at knife
point.
By morning her organs will have
been harvested and sold to some
Serbian gangster with an unironic
mustache.

OLIVE
Mustache or not we should probably
go find her.

BETSY
Could be a trap. We might be
walking into anything. Spiders,
wasp nest, QUICKSAND.

Olive looks at her phone.

OLIVE
She’s not going to make it.

BETSY
What did she say?

OLIVE
“I’m not going to make it.”

BETSY
Her abducter wants us to hurry. He
can’t wait to lure us in. Probably
has a lot of kidnapping
appointments to get to.

Olive checks her phone again.

OLIVE
She just sent me a picture.

BETSY
Is she in quicksand?

OLIVE
It’s a dick.

BETSY
Your mom has a dick?

OLIVE
She just sent another one. And
another one. She just sent me like
nine dicks.

BETSY
Nine total dicks? No wonder they
want to harvest her organs.

OLIVE
Wait. She’s typing.
(beat)
“Tell them I said goodbye and I’ll
miss them.”

BETSY
What does that mean?

OLIVE
That’s what she wrote. Those were
her last words.

BETSY
He killed her. He killed her and
sent you nine dicks to rub it in.

OLIVE
These must be all the dicks she’s
been sleeping with. But how will I
identify them to pass on her final
message?

BETSY
Let me see.

Olive shows Betsy the pics.

BETSY (CONT’D)
Lucas?! Dick two belongs to Lucas,
Olive.

OLIVE
What about the others?

BETSY
I don’t know. But what I do know is
that Lucas and apparently eight
other people with dicks kidnapped
your mom.

OLIVE
I should call the cops.

BETSY
You should, but first you should
send me those pics. Just as backup,
ya know?

OLIVE
Right…backup. For identification
not something else.

BLACKOUT

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