1 - Establishing shot of a house in winter time with a car and U-Haul parked in the driveway. It should probably be snowing.
KYLE (from within): I don't think I can properly explain how happy I am to be coming back home to where there's honest to goodness snow during the holidays.
2 - Interior. Kyle and Vicky, our youngish couple, are unpacking some boxes in a pretty sparse living room. Let's say they have a couch they're sitting on, but not much else yet. Vicky is focused on the task at hand, smiling knowingly to herself at all this pro-winter sentiment. Kyle is distracted from the task at hand by Vicky's surprising words.
VICKY: Your parents were the same way when they dropped off a box of your old winter stuff earlier.
KYLE (1): My old winter--
KYLE (2): Where's that box?!
3 - Now it's Vicky's turn to be surprised, turning her head to follow Kyle as he abandons his box and runs off to the next room.
VICKY: The den, I think...
4 - On Kyle as he's walking back into the living room holding a pretty worn looking cardboard box. He's absolutely beaming.
KYLE: Vick, I take it back.
5 - On the box. Written on its front is a big ol' "FROSTY", written by hand in old marker. The box sits on the couch, flaps open. Inside, a top hat, scarf, pipe, and all those relevant bits of paraphernalia poke out of the its opening.
KYLE (tailles): ...I know exactly how to explain it.
You have no idea how badly I want to read the rest of this story. The feeling that magic is right around the corner. Well done. Merry Christmas, Grant.ReplyDelete