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Saturday, November 8, 2008

Socko

And the winners are:
Barbara - Judi Dench (36%)
Barbara's Conscience - Whoopi Goldberg (50%)
Ball of Socks Voiceover - Anthony Perkins (41%)
Policeman - Tommy Lee Jones (66%)

FADE IN:

INT. DEN. SUBURBAN HOME - NIGHT

Lying on the sofa, a WOMAN reads a psychological thriller, her cat sleeping at her feet. She puts the book down, eyeing the room suspiciously. The furniture seems to have moved closer towards her. She shudders.

The chimes of the grandfather clock causes her to jump. As she collects herself,

BARBARA
Ten o'clock.

Hand in chin, she absentmindedly talks to the cat.

BARBARA
One piece of chocolate won't hurt my diet.

BARBARA'S CONSCIENCE
Where's your willpower?

BARBARA
Leave me alone! It's only one piece of chocolate!

She gets up and walks into the kitchen.

INT. KITCHEN - NIGHT

She searches every nook and cranny to no avail.

BARBARA
Where are they?

Her eyes widen. She rushes downstairs to the washroom in the basement.

INT. WASHROOM - NIGHT

She flicks the switch. No light.

BARBARA
Why did you have to pick tonight to go out, Jack?

In the dark, she gropes for the flashlight sitting on the shelf with the laundry supplies. With flashlight on, she reaches behind the washer/dryer and pulls out a gold-covered box. Smiling, she hurriedly opens the box and pops a chocolate into her mouth, then another.

BARBARA'S CONSCIENCE
You have no will power.

BARBARA
Shut up!

She suddenly hears a CRASH in the garage.

BARBARA
(calls out)
Jack?

Holding the flashlight close to her, she picks up a crowbar resting at the side of the entrance to the garage. She cautiously opens the garage door. Taking up the entire garage, a giant ball of socks stalks her. She quickly slams the door but her strength is no match for a giant ball of socks.

SOCKS VOICEOVER
We want our mates. We've searched a long, long time.

No longer able to resist its force, it chases her up the stairs to the den.

INT. DEN - NIGHT

She bumps into the sofa, nearly knocking the lamp over. The ball stops dead in its tracks; studying her, breathing heavily. Cautiously, Barbara steps towards the telephone and dials 911.

911
What's the emergency?

BARBARA
A ball of socks is...
I'm at 1099 Elm Street. Please hurry!

It inches closer to her.

CUT TO:

When the POLICE arrive, two force the front door open. As they rush into the den, they note the disturbance. They hear a VOICE upstairs. They climb up the stairs towards Barbara's VOICE in one of the bedrooms.

INT. BEDROOM - NIGHT

The two policemen kick the door in, their guns drawn. Barbara is sitting on the floor pairing socks.

BARBARA
Hello gentlemen. These socks finally found one another.
(addresses socks)
How long has it been?

The policemen glance at one another, perplexed.

BARBARA
Would you care for a chocolate? You see, I have no
willpower.

POLICEMAN
Ma'am. Why don't you come with us?

BARBARA
I didn't mean to! I promise I won't do it again! Jack!

POLICEMAN
Please, ma'am. If you don't make a fuss, I won't handcuff you.

Barbara concedes. Her eyes fall on the golden box.

BARBARA
Do you mind if I take the box of chocolates?

POLICEMAN
Of course not, ma'am.

While sitting in the back seat of the police car,

BARBARA'S CONSCIENCE
I'll show them I have willpower. I won't eat one chocolate.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

17 comments:

Tammy said...

That's funny and kinda scary too. :o)

Anonymous said...

The chocolate made me do it?! It`ll get to you every time. Reward yourself with a box of Godiva.

Borut said...

Sweet! Stock romantic! In short, one hell of a thing!:) Enjoyed!:)

Jay said...

Interesting... just goes to show how evil chocolate is. No doubt at all that they were laced with a psychotropic drug. It's the only explanation.

I have the makings of a giant sock ball in one of my drawers. I placate it by finding the other sock now and then and pairing them up. At least it knows I'm trying.

Now, if I could only keep away from the chocolate...

Poetikat said...

Wow! My laundry is a nightmare too, but my socks just vanish into thin air!
Can you so a sequel about the mysterious holes that appear in the bottom of my husband's t-shirts? You could call it Hole-o-ween!

You have a great imagination, Petra!

I hear the voice of Woody Allen for the socks.



Kat

sarah, rsm said...

I pictured Cybil Shepherd as Barbara ... Whoopie Goldberg as the sock ball ... and Dan Akroyd as the cop. The candy - chocolate covered cherries. Kinda scary I related so quickly!!

tipper said...

Love your imagination Petra!! I think you need johnny dep somewhere in this. Reminds me of the things he usually stars in-kinda funny-kinda creepy. Totally NEAT!!

MuseSwings said...

Thank you for stopping by for a visit! Your blog is wonderful - I'll be back soon to read more of your posts. Barbara won't need those chocolates where she's going, so bring them along on the Grape Escape!

PV said...

What has she done to Jack?!!! Dark and intriguing

LarryG said...

an enigma, a nightmare, a hilarious phantasmagoria!

I love this psychological thriller coupled with the specter of "Socko"!

Mama Zen said...

This is really cool! The image of her sitting there calmly pairing the socks is creepy.

i beati said...

oh my what a scenario I have no will power myself as judging by my empty refrigerator ahah

i beati said...

apparently I'm the only one who thinks Anthony Perkins would be a good socks voiceover nhahaahah

bulletholes said...

I was waiting for the Celtic Goddess of Dreams, Epona, to come riding up with lady Godiva....binging Chocolate from the goddess of willendorf...
http://www.chocolatedeities.com/deity.php?deity=willendorf

For the cops, I would have gone with Starsky and Hutch..
Hi pie!

Rowena said...

Offbeat...and hilarious! And I say that because I know how it goes with the missing part of a pair. I may be a slipper girl but my husband always wears shoes!

Beatrice V said...

ha ha ha... I really enjoyed this one Petra:) I can imagine a ball of socks chasing me tonight! Will make sure to have the box of chocolates handy.

White Rose said...

LOL! funny and a bit disturbing! Why do I keep thinking Tim Burton?