The bridge

©ali shahbazi 2018

By

Ali Shahbazi
Alishahbazisydney@gmail.com
Fade in:
EXT. FORREST — DAY
A WOMAN (early 30’s) stands in front of a flame, a smile on her face. Her expensive pant suit is tattered and dirty.
The camera pans to reveal the source of the flame. A bridge that stretches over a river is on fire. The bridge eventually collapses from the flames.
The sounds of a busy city street (cars honking, people talking) slowly fade in.
CUT TO:
INT. CAR — DAY
The Woman is in her car. Her pant suit is pristine and perfectly pressed. Traffic is at a standstill. She holds her phone to her ear with one hand and checks her watch with the other.
WOMAN
I really need those reports done by
the end of the day (beat)
What do you mean you can’t do it? (beat) Hello?
The Woman throws her phone down in frustration.
INT. OFFICE — DAY
The Woman is sitting at her desk. Several piles of paper are stacked high all around her as she furiously types something on her computer.
The Woman stops to rub her face in frustration. She sighs and sits back in her chair, closing her eyes.
EXT. FORREST — DAY
The Woman has a bundle of wood in her arms. She is surrounded by a beautiful forrest, with flowers and a waterfall in the background. She tosses the wood to the ground and starts building something.
INT. BEDROOM — NIGHT
The Woman enters the bedroom and collapses onto the bed, staring up at the ceiling. She takes out her phone and puts it to her ear.
PHONE (V.O.)
You have nine new messages. First new message. This is Mr. Hammond. This latest report you handed in is totally unacceptable.
EXT. FORREST — DAY
The Woman is on her hands and knees frantically hammering pieces of wood together.
EXT. OFFICE BUILDING ROOF — DAY
The Woman stands on the edge of the building, tears rolling down her cheeks as she stares down at the street far below her. She closes her eyes.
EXT. FORREST — DAY
The Woman hammers the final piece of wood in place. She stands up. The camera pans to reveal she’s built a bridge.
The bridge stretches across a river. A dark and ominous looking Forrest is on the other side. She starts to walk across the bridge but halfway she stops. She looks behind her at all the flowers and the waterfall.
EXT. OFFICE BUILDING ROOF — DAY
The Woman steps away from the edge of the building.
EXT. FORREST — DAY
The Woman pours petrol on the bridge. She lights a match and tosses it on the bridge. The bridge erupts in flames.
EXT. OFFICE BUILDING ROOF — DAY
The Woman walks away from the edge of the building. The sounds of a waterfall and birds chirping can be heard in the background.
FADE OUT.
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