VICE vs. VAMPYRESWriting Sample (Ms. M) by Brad HavensALL MATERIAL REGISTERED & PROTECTED UNDER COPYRIGHT
The LAPTOP indicates a TRACER PROGRAM STARTS RUNNING.
Ms. M gives MR. K a nod and holds the phone to JJ's ear.
MR. K kicks one of the boxes of tubes and gauges. JJ perks up a bit.
JOE (on phone)
JJ Heeey... Uncle Lou- How’s Aunt Hildy...?
MS. M takes the phone away from him.
MS. M If you hang up now, JJ is a dead man,
and you and your associates will soon follow.
INT AUTO SHOP – SAME 021
Joe stands by the desk, on the phone. Senko stands watching Carson, who sits at the desk with a laptop and a makeshift telephone box, which allows them to listen in. Darren sits opposite them keeping an eye on the Girl, who sits a little away from them eating a power bar. She watches timidly as the conversation continues.
INTERCUT AS NEEDED
JOE Hey, don’t threaten me, lady! I can
bring a world of shit to your front door just as easy, believe that.
MS. M You have our property, then? I trust it
JOE Uh, yeah, she’s fine. What about JJ?
MS. M Return her and he is yours.
JOE Naw, you don’t get it. We held up our
end. We’re expecting three cases of equal weight in cash. That ain’t what we got.
MS. M You’re saying you have no interest in
our property? You will return it to us?
JOE I‘m saying we have one interest – the
money you owe us. Give us that, then we can talk about the girl.
Senko signals Joe to cut it off.
MS. MWe do not-
JOE Think it over, I’ll call you back.
He hangs up.
INT STOREROOM – SAME 021B
MS. M reads the cell display, then sets the phone down. She looks at the laptop display.