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%)
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,
Hand in chin, she absentmindedly talks to the cat.
One piece of chocolate won't hurt my diet.
Where's your willpower?
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.
Where are they?
Her eyes widen. She rushes downstairs to the washroom in the basement.
INT. WASHROOM - NIGHT
She flicks the switch. No light.
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.
You have no will power.
She suddenly hears a CRASH in the garage.
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.
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.
What's the emergency?
A ball of socks is...
I'm at 1099 Elm Street. Please hurry!
It inches closer to her.
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.
Hello gentlemen. These socks finally found one another.
How long has it been?
The policemen glance at one another, perplexed.
Would you care for a chocolate? You see, I have no
Ma'am. Why don't you come with us?
I didn't mean to! I promise I won't do it again! Jack!
Please, ma'am. If you don't make a fuss, I won't handcuff you.
Barbara concedes. Her eyes fall on the golden box.
Do you mind if I take the box of chocolates?
Of course not, ma'am.
While sitting in the back seat of the police car,
I'll show them I have willpower. I won't eat one chocolate.
FADE TO BLACK
**written by petra michelle**