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Friday, May 14, 2010

THE ACLINIC LINE - An encore presentation

And the winners are:
JAKE EASTMAN -- Harrison Ford (40%)
ANNE -- Sigourney Weaver (60%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

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, a Marine Biologist.

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.

EXT. ACLINIC ISLAND - DAY

RUMBLINGS grow deafening and steady.

INT. WEATHER MODIFICATION CENTER - DAY

Meeting with its director,

JAKE
My colleague has produced a biodegradable
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, the island shrinking
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
My clothes are disappearing.

JAKE (O.S.)
The solution will dissolve all
man-made chemicals. I warned
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've been given a
second chance. Let's pray we've
learned our lesson.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is so timely Petra! Wouldn't it be great if there was a biodegradeable dispersant to clean up this mess! If only! K.

Ron said...

OMG, Petra...this gave me CHILLS!

I read this; glued to your every word.

I have to agree with your first commenter...this is SO timely! And wouldn't it be great if there actually WAS a biodegradeable dispersant to clean up this mess?

And wouldn't it also be something if somehow you were "tapping" into the future in writing this?!?!

Ooooo...I just got chills again!

Loved your list of actors for this scene. I immediately chose Russell Crowe and Susan Sarandon. For some reason I could just SEE them in these roles.

Once again, you are a smashing success, dear lady!

BRAVA!

Thank you so much for sharing your gift!

Have a wonderful weekend!

X

Tipper said...

You think we could get Dr. Jake Eastman to go tell them how to fix the oil spewing mess we have right now!! I wish we could :) Wondeful writing as always!

sarah, rsm said...

wish you could make this a reality show, petra!

Mama Zen said...

Couldn't be more timely!

i beati said...

I'm hurting so over this oil thing Petra but do applaud the work here..sandy

eric1313 said...

SO sad and yet so good to see that people can use it as motivation.