What is drama but life with the dull bits cut out.
Stephen David Long was awarded Second Place in drama in the 2012 Prison Writing Contest.
INT. SPACESHIP—NIGHT/OUTER SPACE
Film begins with pitch-black screen. Audio (1) is added: High-pitched smooth, electronic motor hum [whine]. Smooth hum goes pulsating erratically. Audio (2) is added to (1): 40 BPM high-pitched clicking. Pitch-black screen goes bright white. Audio (3) is added to (1) & (2): 120 BPM deep low hum. Audio (2) pitch is raised higher. Audio (4) is added to (1), (2), and (3): Constant harsh squeal [like auto-fan belt noise]. Reduce bright indistinguishable gray zones and shapes. Close up of a pair of large, round, shut eyes, then instantly opening. Then, blinking. Simulate a POV hurried movement, scrambling to gain control. Overhead rear view of shadowy human figure taking position in the seat at a control panel. Close up of a pair of hands manipulating dinner plate sized control discs [16 bank]. Hands go into a moderate panic trying to correct engine problem. Hands 16 control discs. Audios (1) through (4) cease. Add radar blip sound: audio (5). Soft pulsating white light goes normal/steady.