Monday, December 7, 2009

Ragtime Christmas

This week's challenge comes from none other than the Script Department's Julie Gray by way of her blog Just Effing Entertain Me.

Our prompt: Use the words "Aztec" "eggnog" and "felicity" in the context of a 1-page Christmas script.

Seeing as how I had already included a lot of eggnog talk in my most recent contest submission, I decided this would be a sequel of sorts to that short.

Here goes...

INT. LIVING ROOM - CHRISTMAS MORNING

MIKE, 27 with a burgeoning paunch, takes conservative sips of his eggnog while his brother HANK, 29, and Hank's fiance ANNA, also 29, wrestle wrapping paper from the harmless claws of GOZER, a two month-old kitten.

They are seated in a small triangle, each point fortified with a pile of gifts.

ANNA

We're going clockwise, right?

MIKE

Hank's turn! (beat) I think you'll like this one.

HANK

Hm, this looks a lot like a record.

ANNA

No way! Really?

HANK

Did you seriously find Felicity Rag on vinyl?

MIKE

Guess you'll have to open it.

ANNA

Where did you find it? I looked everywhere!

Hank gently untapes the wrapping paper from the gift.

HANK

Oh... it's a calendar... for 2013...

Hank opens the calendar.

HANK

...and it's completely blank.

MIKE

It's an Aztec calendar, get it?

HANK

Is this because I faked hypoglycemia to steal your eggnog last year?

Gozer sneezes.

2 comments:

Tina said...

I've given you an award (no eggnogg. Pop over to mine to pick it up!

kgmadman said...

You win kudos not only for hitting "Felicity" but turning it into "Felicity Rag"... that's like one of those combo wins on Scrabble.

Keep it going man. Are you jumping in on her latest contest?