Some time ago, I participated in something called "Sketchwar". Every Saturday, we'd pick a topic. Then we'd all write a sketch that had to do with that topic, and post it the following Friday. The next day, we'd have a new topic to work on, and so on.
I figured, now that I have time for such things, I'd start doing this again. This week, I set myself the topic of "You left something behind." If anybody wants to join in the Sketchwar fray (looks like Andrew Pish is participating -- yay!), next week's topic is "Naked!"
FADE IN: INT. STORE ROOM - DAY TAGELLI (30s) and DAVEY (20s) look around a store room. A few shelves line the walls, and an empty pedestal sits in the middle of the room. There are no windows, and only a single door. There's a grated air vent in one of the walls. MR. ST. JOHN (50s) stands expectantly. MR. ST. JOHN I'm afraid this is beyond even your powers of detection, Detective Tagelli. No way in, no way out, and still: the gem was taken right out from under our noses. TAGELLI Eh, it's worth a look around. Something on the pedestal catches his attention. Tagelli walks over to the pedestal a closer look, taking out a magnifying glass. TAGELLI No matter how good they are at stealing, the bad guys always leave something behind. MR. ST. JOHN I'll leave you to it. Mr. St. John leaves. DAVEY You found something? Tagelli has picked up something minuscule with tweezers, and studies it through the lens. Davey tries to get a look. TAGELLI A hair. Tagelli notices Davey. TAGELLI Well, don't just stand there, Davey -- search the place! Davey heads off to look at the shelves. TAGELLI Red. Not dyed. Short, so most likely male. And not smart enough to use a hat to -- DAVEY Detective! Davey points at something on a shelf by the door. Tagelli gets a closer look while Davey keeps casing the room. TAGELLI Fabric. Red. Plaid. Flannel. Expensive, from the thread count. And from the placement, I'm guessing we're dealing with a lefty. DAVEY What's this? Davey picks a bright, fuchsia-colored feather out of the air vent. Tagelli and Davey both stare at it for a bit. Davey hands it to Tagelli. TAGELLI I... huh. He. He had a boa? I don't even -- Davey finds something behind a shelf. DAVEY Now this is just weird. He drags out the object: it's an axe! TAGELLI ... the hell? DAVEY Oh, and it's got a note attached: "Ha ha ha, you will never catch me Tagelli, because I am a big gay lumberjack. Ha ha ha ha." They both take this in for a moment. Mr. St. John pokes his head in. MR. ST. JOHN Progress, gentlemen? TAGELLI I think you got robbed by a really clever fourteen-year-old. FADE OUT.
Mood: amused · Music: none