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Thu, Aug. 7th, 2008 | 05:26 pm  slavezombie


Shadows of self
slavezombie
EXT. ROOF - DAY
The roof of the building only has a small flat portion where the air conditioning units protrude.
SELMA
It smells weird up here.
AARON
It does?
PETE
It's probably a dead cat that wandered up here to die.
SELMA walks over to the edge of the roof to see what she can see. Aaron gestures to Pete with a hard stare that says "put it out".
SELMA
So what the fuck is going on down there? I don't see the…
PETE
Ooh, you said the "f" word.
AARON grins at this conservatively.
SELMA
I know what you guys have been up to up here? You're smoking pot. You guys are crazy. There's cops down there.
AARON
Pot?
PETE
The cops are coming up?!
SELMA
You ARE smoking…
AARON
There's no smoke.
SELMA
Don't bull shit me. It must be safe to smoke up here if you guys are doing it.
Selma produces a joint of her own and lights up. Pete is dumfounded, but Aaron's too buzzed to know what's going on, so his reefer still lays stashed behind an air vent slowly burning away.
PETE
You remind me of someone.
SELMA
Who?
PETE
An old girlfriend from high school.
Selma nods precariously offering a toke from her joint. PETE declines. She turns toward Aaron who has a fastidious grin on his face, and she repents.
SFX: HELICOPTER
AARON
Is that a helicopter?
PETE
As long as you don't look suspicious with it, I don't think they'll see it as marijuana.
AARON
Hey, isn't it you're first day on the job today?
SELMA
They won't say anything. Aren't they looking for a killer down there?
AARON
That's the rumor. Or was it a speed chase?
PETE
They may not be interested in what you do on your breaks, but whether or not they can see what you're holding in your hand… a marlboro or a joint, you better believe they can.
AARON
My point exactly, but didn't you just say act casual? Be conservative?.
SELMA
No que no?
PETE
Oh, you know Spanish? My girlfriend knew Spanish. What high school did you go to?
SELMA
Not the same one you went to.
AARON
You know what, I wanna draw a gigantic happy face on this roof top.
SELMA
Why?
AARON
So I could see my work from a satellite on Google. I read an article in the newspaper of a Canadian who painted Waldo from the children's book Where's Waldo? on her roof top. Everybody's doing it.
PETE
I read something about that too. But I heard that big corporate businesses are hiring landscape designers to renovate their roof tops with foliage.
AARON
Foliage?
Selma
Now I'm getting paranoid. I'm getting outa here.
Selma looks around for a good place to snuff her smoke. Aaron convinces her to share it and she leaves.
AARON
Yowser!
PETE
She must be rich. Hey, you haven't even finished smoking that one.
AARON
Oh, well here.
Pete sighs at the joint that was previously touching the lips of Selma.
Pete
I think it's her.
AARON
No. It's probably just her doppelgänger. Why wouldn't she acknowledge you? You must've really done something to piss her off at you for the rest of your life, dude.
PETE
Aren't doppelgänger's supposed to be a sign of doom?
AARON
Uh, yeah. The German's believe that when a person sees his own doppelgänger, he's going to die.
PETE
Like a shadow of death.
AARON
Yeah.
PETE
She does have a fancy French cut on her fingers that my ex wasn't too privy about when I mentioned it.
Aaron laughs.
AARON
What? Dude, you asked your girlfriend to get her nails done the way the French do their fingers?
PETE
Don't remind me. I said a lot of stupid things back then. I don't think I would've been too concerned over it, though, if I had a chance to see her toes.
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date: Fri, Aug. 8, 2008 12:29 pm (UTC)
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That's nice of you. I'm glad you got something out of my entry. I guess the favor is returned in that brigits_flame inspires me, and I've inpsired you.

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