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On Chronos

On Chronos

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Published by jaybird13
The crew of a monumental space voyage returns to Earth only to find it completely abandoned.
The crew of a monumental space voyage returns to Earth only to find it completely abandoned.

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Published by: jaybird13 on Jun 29, 2013
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Sean, Lorraine, Jeremy and Shauna are sitting around the
dinner table, eating and talking.

SEAN
How was everybody’s day?

Nobody responds.

(CONTINUED)

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63.

SEAN (CONT’D)
Jeremy, Shauna, anything fun happen
in school today? Learn anything
new?

Jeremy laughs.

JEREMY
It’s Saturday, daddy.

SEAN
Oh. So it is. I lost track.

Sean and his kids laugh. Lorraine does not.

LORRAINE
Easy to lose track of your days
when you work all of them, isn’t
it?

Beat.

SEAN
That’s a little uncalled for, isn’t
it? We had to work a few extra
days to make the--ahem, well to
correct what Dr. Lewis needed us to
correct.

LORRAINE
How about you work normal hours,
and you have your project ready for
him a few days later?

SEAN
The sooner we’re finished, the
sooner I can start cutting my
hours.

LORRAINE
You’re just so obsessed with your
future in academia that you’ve
forgotten about the importance of
the future of...

She motions to the kids with her fork.

SEAN
That’s not true. You know I work
my ass--butt, my butt off for this
family. I left work early so I
could be home for this damn dinner
that was so important to you, I--

(CONTINUED)

CONTINUED:

64.

Lorraine slams her fork down on her plate, gets up, and
storms off. Sean is stewing in his anger. He slams his
fork down and storms off.

Jeremy and Shauna look at each other. Jeremy slams his fork
down, and storms off.

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