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Monday, August 10, 2009

The Aclinic Line

And the winners are:
Dr. Jake Eastman - Harrison Ford (25%)
Anne - Tie between Kate Winslet and Diane Lane (27%)
Thank you for voting!

MONTAGE:

Fed by sewage dumping into the ocean off the east coast of the United States, the Aclinic Network of ducts and mini-islands expands towards the Statue of Liberty, Atlantic City, and Disney World.

Simultaneously, sewage dumping off the coasts of Europe and Asia causes the Aclinic Network to expand towards the Eiffel Tower, London Bridge, Venice, and Hong Kong, China, and Japan.


INT. TELEVISION BROADCASTING STUDIO - NIGHT

Last minute changes are made to accommodate DR. JAKE EASTMAN, a noted and respected Geophysicist, accompanied by his wife, ANNE, an Oceanographer.

ANNE
But Jake, aren't we risking panic?

JAKE
We've got to try.

The Engineer signals to the News Anchor.

ANCHOR
We interrupt our regular broadcast for a
special communication from Dr. Jake Eastman.

The Engineer signals to Jake.

JAKE
I've been working with my wife and dozens of
colleagues in uncovering the planet-threatening,
Aclinic Line.
(beat)
Its heart, the Aclinic Island is violently tremoring.
We must stop major dumping and polluting to
prevent possible eruption.
(pauses)
The ramifications of its eruption would be
devastating to life as we know it. I urge everyone
to do whatever possible. Thank you.

After exiting the studio,

EXT. ACLINIC ISLAND - DAY

RUMBLINGS grow deafening and steady.

INT. WEATHER MODIFICATION CENTER - DAY

Meeting with its Director,

JAKE
My colleagues have produced a biodegradeable
solution which can dissolve the Aclinic Line.
We need your help in administering it
globally.

DR. SANTOS
Although cloud seeding has been around since
the forties, there are no guarantees, Dr. Eastman.

JAKE
It's our only hope in ridding the network.

DR. SANTOS
(ponders)
We can use jets to drop the solution into the clouds.
Hopefully, this will encourage precipitation of the
solution to fall onto the targeted areas.

JAKE
We'll start immediately.

EXT. SKY - NIGHT

Jets fly overhead, cloud seeding the solution over the network worldwide.

EXT. ACLINIC ISLAND - NIGHT

As a convoy approaches the island, ooze spews relentlessly as the island shrinks, exponentially. Jake SHRIEKS his jeep to a sudden stop, flooding, threatening the convoy.

As he notes nearby trees, he grabs hold of a low branch and climbs.

JAKE
Follow me!

The rest of the convoy join him, some falling into the ooze. Suddenly, precipitation causes a dense fog. Nothing, nor anyone can be seen.

JAKE (O.S.)
Is everyone all right?

COLLEAGUE (O.S.)
My clothes are disappearing.

JAKE (O.S.)
It's the solution. It'll dissolve all
man-made chemicals. I told you
to wear cotton.

When the fog lifts,

INT. CHOPPER - NIGHT

CO-PILOT
What the...?

PILOT
(laughing)
A tree full of naked humans...
that's a first.

Jake examines the expanse of clear, open land; the Aclinic Island gone.

JAKE
It worked!
(excitedly)
Looks like we may have been given
a second chance. Let's pray we've
learned our lesson.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

12 comments:

LarryG said...

intriguing!
and what a great finish...
all second chances should begin reduced to the basic skin in the top of a tree :)

Hello Mary Lou said...

Great story and ending.

Anonymous said...

What a great parable! We are all naked and vulnerable to nature`s wrath when we missuse our fragile planet. Let`s use our second chance to live closer to a Thoreau-like existence.

David

Mama Zen said...

The dissolving clothes is an excellent touch!

jay said...

I have no idea if the Aclinic Line is real or fabricated, or, indeed, what it is, but if there's a chance to see John Cusack naked, I'm taking it. LOL!

You want to know why I didn't choose Johnny Depp (as 'other') aren't you? Well, one has to retain some mystery and allow the man his dignity, huh? ;)

Poetikat said...

What have you been watching/reading Petra? Wow! This is very different. I liked it!

Kat

PV said...

I wonder what we'd do with a second chance. Interesting.

Borut said...

Undress and do it!
Climb the Tree of Life, oh man!
Remember the ape!?:)

Tipper said...

Wow your creative mind was at work on this one. Now I'll be wondering if someone is coming up with the 'dissolving soulution'. I love the naked humans part-too cute!

Rowena... said...

I've always despised synthetic material, except when it comes to raincoats.

Sandy Kessler said...

we can only hope sandy

Tammy said...

Love the ending! Very funny, they're all naked! LOL