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5 Word screenplay
« on: May 12, 2013, 09:16:43 AM »
I played a similar game to this when I joined Script Frenzy last year. Truth is, I played more of these games than actually working on my entry.

Here's another game that could go on for a while.

The idea of the game is pretty simple. Collaboratively, members are encouraged to write a screenplay, using only 5 words per post. Players should try and keep the story making sense, although as it is a game, I doubt anyone is going to kick up a big fuss if it doesn't quite work out.

Rules
1) You are limited to 5 words per script passage. However, you may still discuss the script in brackets if you wish. For example, if you have a question, you'd write it like this (Who's turn is it?)
2) You must take part in the game if you're going to post to the thread. You can't just post a question without your five-word entry. In order to ask the question, you should take part in the game. Or, you could just private message me.
3) Character names above lines of dialogue do not count as a word. However, everything else counts, including transitions and parentheticals.
4) Players can add punctuation wherever they want. They do not count as words.
5) There is no aim of the game. However, if anyone has suggestions on how we can change this game to have an objective for players, please let me know via PM.
6) Have fun.
7) Abusive comments will be deleted (as usual for the entire boards)
8) Formatting is not too important. Write whatever way works for you in this game.

Example of how to play
Poster #1:
INT. BARN - EARLY EVENING

Full

Poster #2
of hay bales, packed to

Poster #3
the roof. Mice creep around

Etc, etc.

Questions? Post in brackets or PM me.

I'll get this show on the road...

EXT - HIGHWAY - NIGHT

Quiet. Not
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2013, 09:24:21 AM »
EMILY HAUSER twenties, wild-child, dances

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2013, 09:26:36 AM »
with a bottle of vodka

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2013, 09:28:39 AM »
[Time out. After two posts, we've kind of derailed. Is this a story about a freeway or a dancing twenty-something?]

and busy hip action.

Then
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2013, 09:30:17 AM »
a car stops, inside is

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2013, 09:32:17 AM »
[It's about a woman dancing on a highway?]

BENNY MARSHMALLOW, thirties, matted hair

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #6 on: May 12, 2013, 09:37:32 AM »
[She made a grand entrance, didn't she?]

EMILY
'bout time you're here!
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2013, 09:39:36 AM »
BENNY
Traffic was a bitch.
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2013, 09:42:10 AM »
(he smirks)
so are you.

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2013, 09:44:29 AM »
Emily takes a swig. Glances
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #10 on: May 12, 2013, 09:49:43 AM »
EMILY
Did you get it?

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #11 on: May 12, 2013, 09:53:09 AM »
BENNY
It's in the back seat.

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #12 on: May 12, 2013, 09:55:03 AM »
She runs to the car.

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« Reply #13 on: May 12, 2013, 09:59:19 AM »
Emily's eyes widen as she

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #14 on: May 12, 2013, 10:08:03 AM »
spots a large briefcase. She

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« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 12:10:14 PM »
can't help but scream. It's

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2013, 12:19:44 PM »
(remember character names don't count as a word, guys)

covered in furry moss.

EMILY
What

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 01:07:02 PM »
in the hell is that? 

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 01:16:34 PM »
BENNY
It's a surprise. Open it.
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2013, 01:20:46 PM »
Emily glances around her -- Nothing.

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« Reply #20 on: May 12, 2013, 01:48:29 PM »
Emily opens the car door.

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #21 on: May 12, 2013, 02:00:37 PM »
EMILY
Let's get outta here. Now.

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #22 on: May 12, 2013, 02:16:01 PM »
BARRY
Whatever you say.

Emily closes

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #23 on: May 12, 2013, 07:48:48 PM »
[do sluglines count?]

the door. Benny speeds off.

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #24 on: May 13, 2013, 05:40:59 AM »
[They sure do]

INT. PRISON GROUNDS - DAY

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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #25 on: May 13, 2013, 08:39:17 AM »
Mull about. An air of
Why don't we just...wait here for a little while...see what happens?
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Re: 5 Word screenplay
« Reply #26 on: May 13, 2013, 09:52:27 AM »
malice carries through them. They
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« Reply #27 on: May 13, 2013, 09:55:20 AM »
stand around. Eyeball each individual
Why don't we just...wait here for a little while...see what happens?
Why don't we just...wait here for a little while...see what happens?

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« Reply #28 on: May 13, 2013, 11:58:48 AM »
STINKY McGEE, thirties, eye patch

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« Reply #29 on: May 13, 2013, 12:15:00 PM »
takes a drag from his
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« Reply #30 on: May 13, 2013, 12:22:17 PM »
hand rolled cigarette, flicks it

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« Reply #31 on: May 13, 2013, 01:11:27 PM »
McGee watches LEON CORDOVA, scrawny
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« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2013, 01:22:45 PM »
forties, nervous twitch.

MCGEE
Hey!  Cordova!

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« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2013, 02:04:04 PM »
Cordova jumps. His eye twitches.

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« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2013, 05:11:22 PM »
Mcgee paces to him.

MCGEE
Well?

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« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2013, 07:57:38 PM »
CORDOVA
Well what?

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Where 's the suitcase?

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« Reply #36 on: May 13, 2013, 09:26:14 PM »
CORDOVA
Suitcase? Oh! Well, uh, it's     

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« Reply #37 on: May 13, 2013, 10:29:33 PM »
Mcgee's heart sinks, he grabs

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« Reply #38 on: May 14, 2013, 07:59:10 AM »
Cordova by the collar, lifts

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« Reply #39 on: May 14, 2013, 11:14:16 AM »
him three feet.

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Where?
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« Reply #40 on: May 14, 2013, 01:30:33 PM »
INT. MOTEL ROOM - DAY

Emily

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« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2013, 11:20:06 AM »
throws the suitcase on the

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« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2013, 12:03:45 PM »
bed. Unzips it, slowly. Inside
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« Reply #43 on: May 16, 2013, 07:21:37 AM »
small plastic baggies of white

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« Reply #44 on: May 16, 2013, 10:36:46 AM »
heroin.

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Can't keep Miranda waiting.
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« Reply #45 on: May 19, 2013, 02:57:04 AM »
Benny enters the room from

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« Reply #46 on: June 17, 2013, 07:28:27 PM »
above, down the attic ladder.

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« Reply #47 on: June 17, 2013, 08:07:25 PM »
His nose covered with white...
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attic insulation from there aloft...