Ext. Train Platform-Day
Narrator: They were supposed to die…
Michael, early twenties, is standing on a train platform surrounded by twelve other would be passengers. All stare forward, shocked by seeing a plane nose dive into their train just hundreds of feet away.
Narrator: And they will!
O Fortuna begins.
Int. Doctor’s office- day
A doctor looks at a torso X-ray while a survivor sits on an examination table.
Doctor: It’s terminal.
Int. Convenience Store- Day
A red faced survivor is crawling toward the counter on their knees. They hold up a scone.
Customer: Are there nuts in this?!
Ext. House- Day
A survivor is cleaning the gutters when the ladder slips out from under him.
Survivor 1: Whoa!
INT. Pharmacy- Day
A pharmacist speaks to a teary eyed customer.
Pharmacist: Death is a fairly common reaction to mixing medication and alcohol.
int. house- day
A survivor, grasping at their throat, reaches for an inhaler but knocks it behind a dresser.
Survivor 2: Whoops.
int. bathroom- day
A cop talks to an elderly woman in a robe.
Woman: I guess he just slid into the bath.
int. home- day
An elderly survivor falls down the stairs.
Narrator: This summer.
EXT- DRIVEWAY- Day
A survivor has a heart attack while shoveling snow.
INT. nursing home- day
O Fortuna climaxes as a doctor pulls the sheets over an elderly Micheal’s face. Micheal’s wife and two kids observe.
Doctor: He was just old.
Narrator: People Are Gonna Die.
An orderly comes in and begins to disconnect the monitors. The doctor talks to the family.
Narrator: Well, not just this summer. All the time, really. It’s inevitable. And not always in weird ways too. Cardiac arrest, cancer, pneumonia, malnutrition, diarrhea. Don’t laugh at that! That’s serious- like three million people a year; most of them kids! In Africa. Shiiiit. Africa.
The doctor takes a knee with the kids.
Close up of the children.
Narrator: Oh, that’s a bummer.
Narrator: People Are Gonna Die-coming soon to a theater near you. Maybe even in the theater, you know? Shit. I gotta call my mom.