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Friday, September 12, 2008

Where's Nessy?

And the winners are:
Nestor - Marty Feldman (37%)
Skip - Sean Connery (52%)
Jane - Kate Winslet (41%)
Mermaid - Uma Thurman (58%)
Thank you for voting!


FADE IN:

EXT. DOCK. LOCH NESS - DAY

A MAN, dressed in full scuba gear, runs toward the end of the dock.

As he watches the bathyscaphe submerge,

NESTOR
Wait! Wait!
(catches breath)
I'm only a few minutes late...

He considers his options, adjusts his mask, then jumps into the water.

INT. BATHYSCAPHE - DAY

While the CAPTAIN steers at the navigation porthole, his female CO-PILOT peers through the observation porthole.

JANE
The water's very murky.

SKIP
Jane, the luck I'm feeling today!

CUT TO:

Nestor swims down towards the porthole of the bathyscaphe. Jane blinks at the object swimming towards her.
His face; a water-blown, disfigured image with bulging eyes, peers back at Jane. She GASPS at the sight.

JANE
What is that?

Skip joins Jane. Nestor's head bobs up and down, attempting to communicate they resurface.

SKIP
I've never seen anything like it!
(looks around)
Nestor?

No answer.

SKIP
Nestor, wake up, will you?

Frustrated, Skip disappears upstairs while Jane continues to observe the creature bobbing up and down. Skip returns.

SKIP
He's nowhere to be found!

JANE
Never mind. I think we should catch this thing.

SKIP
Right.

Skip revs the propellor and lowers the towing fair lead. Nestor panics at the sight of the hook and swims away.

The chase is on. Nestor weaves through the Loch like an eel, the bathyscaphe on his tail.

Some time later, exhaustion sets in. Nestor stops swimming, feeling faint. He observes his tank to be low on oxygen. He has no choice but to wait for the bathyscaphe to lead him to the surface.

Suddenly, a bright light engulfs him. A beautiful MERMAID appears.

MERMAID
(sensually)
I'm Nessy.

Nestor faints in her arms.

EXT. LOCH NESS - DAY

The bathyscaphe surfaces. When Jane and Skip appear on the bridge, they're shocked to see Nestor, unconscious, dangling on the hook.

SKIP
Quick! Lower the lead!

They carefully free Nestor, gently set him onto the bridge, and immediately apply CPR.
He stirs, then looks up at Jane and Skip with huge, bulging eyes.

NESTOR
Where's Nessy?

He hears SPLASHES in the water. When he turns, a mermaid is in the distance, diving in and out of the loch.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

How many Nessies ARE there?!

Hello Mary Lou said...

The music was a great touch,had me on the edge of my seat. I changed mail from Incredimail to Outlook and lost my address book. My new address is hellomarylou@rochester.rr.com.

tipper said...

Petra-I never know what I will find here-but I always like it. Love the mermaid and the late Nestor-see sometimes it pays to be late!!

i beati said...

good one !!

Jules said...

So I started reading and right about the place where it says "the water is murky" the music started. The volume was up full and I nearly had an embarrassing accident. LOL

Nice story...... now who to play the mermaid?

Mama Zen said...

Cool!

Rowena said...

Hahaha! I didn't hear any music at all even after I read the script and it wasn't only until reading the comments did I realize, well, where is the music? So I started clicking buttons on your site and finally that famous shark tune blasts through my speakers.

Too, too funny and cute (unfortunately my dogs are napping and not eating watermelon right now) ;-)

Now I'll get back to votin'....

LarryG said...

this was totally fun!
thanks Petra - you Rock
*pun intended...

archiearchive said...

Oh dear. I fear I will show my age in my voting choices. Brigid Bardot was the source of many a teenaged bedroom fantasy. (from "The Confessions of an Enjoyable Mis-spent Youth" by Anonymous)

archiearchive said...

Ahh, we males are closet vanities - that is why we suck our stomachs in at the sight of a lovely lady (I need to hide from you so I may breathe again). My interests have never really been film, other than the saturday afternoon matinees fifty years ago (2 shillings got me into the cinema, bought a small coke and icecream and a box of jaffas which were good to throw during the mushy bits). I have, in an amateur way, played with lights and sound in live theatre. I love the old musicals and some of the modern plays were challenging. Alas, there is no live theatre in the desert :(

Jay said...

I can absolutely see James Steward down in that bathyscape not recognising his colleague! And of COURSE it has to be Marty. ;)

Tammy said...

That was cool!

sarah, rsm said...

I had to choose Jacqueline Bissett as the mermaid ~ when I saw her name all I could think of was "The Deep"! This is a great piece!

PS Thanks for sharing a cup of tea with me :-)

Peter Rozovsky said...

Two of your actors are typecast: Don Knotts for his seaborne role in that long-ago Disney movie whose name escapes me and Jacqueline Bisset for her contributions to the art of the wet T-shirt.

But how about Kate Winslet as Nessie?
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bulletholes said...

Good job on the actors!
i might have used James Mason or Lloyd bridges somewhere....but I voted a straight ticket this week!

"My advice is to not let the boys in"

bulletholes said...

yOU AND i WOULD HAVE A LOT OF FUN AT A PARTY THROWING DYLAN LYRICS AT EACH OTHER LIKE mERIGUE pIES OR SOMETYHING...
The hysterical bride in the penny arcade
Screaming she moans, "I've just been made"
Then sends out for the doctor who pulls down the shade
Says, "My advice is to not let the boys in"

Now the medicine man comes and he shuffles inside
He walks with a swagger and he says to the bride
"Stop all this weeping, swallow your pride
You will not die, it's not poison"

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