EXT. PARK – DAY
The sun is shining warmly, and there are kids playing in the playground nearby. Two young adults, JORDAN and KATELYN, have come to the park for a picnic lunch together. They each carry a blanket and a basket full of food as they make their way to an unoccupied patch of grass under a nearby tree.
Write a script that creates an imagined scene between two or three characters.
JORDAN (smiling): Let’s set up here! This looks like the perfect spot for some lunch?
KATELYN (nodding): Yeah! It sure does… I’m starving! She starts unpacking the food from her basket onto one side of the blanket while Jordan lays it down on the ground. As they begin eating their meal, Jordan notices something out of corner of his eye – another person walking towards them from across the park looking somewhat lost and confused – MARISSA. He nudges Katelyn who also notices Marissa and gestures her over to join them, which she happily accepts after glancing around hesitantly for a few moments before heading over to sit on their blanket with them.
MARISSA: Hi… thanks so much for inviting us over! You two look like you’re having such a great time — what are you eating?
KATELYN (smiling brightly): Oh this? We just brought some sandwiches from home– would you like one? Here – take mine if you want! She hands Marissa half of her sandwich, which she happily takes before digging right in hungrily as Jordan watches curiously. After finishing her sandwich, Marissa turns to him with an embarrassed smile on her face…
MARISSA: Thanks again… I haven’t eaten anything today since my parents left me here by myself this morning while they went shopping in town…
JORDAN: Wait… your parents just left you alone here at the park!? That’s not safe at all… why didn’t they stay with you or bring someone else along??
MARISSA: Well.. I guess because we don’t really have anyone else that could watch me now that my older brother moved out last month…. But it’s okay- I’m used to being alone and can usually entertain myself pretty easily until they get back.. if it wasn’t so hot todayI might even be ableto play some basketball or something!
KATELYN (givingJordana knowinglook): Hey Jordie—why don’t we stayhereand hangoutwithMarissauntilherparentsgetback?Itwouldbefun—wecouldplaybasketballorgoontheswingsorsomethinglikethat!’ Jordanandsurprisedbytheofferbutquicklybrightensupattherideaofspendingmoretimetogetherinthepark.’Sure!’heagreesenthusiastically,’Letsdothat!’ SotheyallgrabtheirblanketandanextraonefromJordan’sbasketandheadovertotheplaygroundwitheveryintentionofhavingsomefunwhiletheywaitforMarissa’sparentstoreturn.(DISSOLVETO…)