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CATEGORY: PERSONAL

LITTLE JIMMY
by Dale Andersen 27702 Cro n !alley P" y S#$%e &&7' D() Ladera Ran*+' CA ,2-,) .-2(.0/(./20 andersen0dale123a$l0*o3

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2 (Early afternoon. A teenage boy’s bedroom. Posters on wall announce to the world this is the room of a video game wannabe. Desk with computer. A bed off to the side. JA !" enters# followed by JA$ED % &$E"'. 'hey still have their bookbags on. 'hey start unstrapping the bookbags( 4RENT: S ee%0 I l$"e %+e 6os%ers0 Yo# 2o%%a 2$33e yo#r de*ora%or:s na3e0 (JA$ED smirks. &$E"' nods toward computer( S%ellar se%#6' d#de0 JASON: S%r$*%ly 9or r#nn$n2 2ra6+$*s0 JARED: Cool0 4RENT: ;ey' a$%< ;old $% r$2+% %+ere =#s% one 3$n#%e0 Don:% 3o7e' yo# % o0 JARED: >+a%? 4RENT: ( teps back. )e is behind them. Points his finger at them# making a pistol( 4la3< 4la3< 4la3< I +a%e yo#< Yo#:re all dead< 4la3< >+a% %+e +ell JARED: as %+a% abo#%? 4RENT: T+a% as L$%%le J$33y0 I s+o% J#s% l$"e L$%%le J$33y0 JARED: O+ Jee@' 4ren%<

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3 4RENT: 4la3< 4la3< Yo# %ry %o r#n a ay0 4#% L$%%le J$33y s+oo%s yo# $n %+e boo"ba2 a2a$n0 4la3< Grea% %ar2e%0 L$"e a b#llseye on yo#r ba*"0 4la3< JASON: ('urns to &$E"'# dropping bookbag on floor( asn:% 9#nny' 3an0 T+a% 4RENT: as +$lar$o#s0

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JARED: (Drops bookbag on floor. *n+ips bookbag# takes out diskette( RelaA' Jason0 4ren%:s al ays do$n2 s%#99. ;e doesn:% 3ean any%+$n20 J#s% 4ren% be$n2 4ren%0 4RENT: Jared' ser$o#sly' yo# d$dn:% %+$n" %+a% JARED: Le% $% 2o0 JASON: So3e %+$n2s yo# =#s% don:% =o"e abo#%' 3an0 JARED: ()ands diskette to JA !"( O"ay o"ay0 No 3ore L$%%le J$33y0 Le%:s 2e% s%ar%ed0 JASON: ( its# turns on computer. ,nserts diskette( All r$2+%0 Ready %o la#n*+0 La#n*+0 JARED: >+oa< Bas% boo%#60 JASON: I%:s 2o% a %+ree 6o$n% % o 2$2 6ro*essor' % o 2$2 sys%e3 3e3ory0 (&eat( O"ay0 So +a% neA%? as 9#nny?

4 (&$E"' hops onto the bed. -ies face up# tossing a tennis ball up to the ceiling and catching it( JARED: >a$%:ll %+e 2a3e *o3es #60 O"ay' %+ere0 T+ere $% $s0 Yo# see %+a%? T+a%:s a 2ra6+$* o9 a door0 T+e door:s 6robably r$22ed0 Probably a bo3b0 JASON: ;o *an yo# %ell? JARED: Yo# ass#3e0 4RENT: I9 yo# ass#3e' yo# 3a"e an ass o#% o9 yo# and 3e0 JARED: I2nore +$30 Yo# al ays ass#3e0 (&$E"' chuckles( No 3o7e 4o2ar%Cs %ea3 #6 %o %+e door0 JASON: J#s% 4o2ar%? JARED: J#s% 4o2ar%0 C+a7e@ and San%$a2o *an *o7er0 Co3e on0 Co3e on0 Do $%0 Mo7e' 3o7e< Yo# 2o%%a 3o7e 9as% or0 JASON: S+$%< JARED: ($eads( M$ss$on Ba$l#re0 Yo#r %ea3 +as been "$lled0 4RENT: (-aughs( >ay %o 2o' Jase0 JASON: D6 yo#rs' 4ren%0

5 (&$E"' makes a sound like he’s been goosed( JARED: Yo# *an:% =#s% s%and %+ere0 Go%%a "ee6 3o7$n20 Tan2os are al ays 3o7$n20 Yo# s%and s%$ll' yo#:re dead0 JASON: Yea+ b#% $9 I +ad %+e *+ea% *odes0 (!n hearing that# &$E"' groans( JARED: T+en yo#:re no% 6lay$n2 %+e 2a3e0 Yo# sa$d yo# JASON: ere 2onna 2$7e 3e %+e *+ea% *odes0

JARED: Yo# need %o learn %+e 2a3e 9$rs%0 JASON: T+a%:ll %a"e a ee"0 Maybe 3ore %+an a ee"0 3$d%er3s *o3$n2 #60 And I 2o% la*rosse0 I 2o%

4RENT: ;a7$n2 %+e *+ea% *odes $s l$"e be$n2 on a da%e $%+ Yolanda and "no $n2 +o %o +y6no%$@e +er0 I 3ean' +ere:s %+e ad7en%#re? JASON: >ell #+0 Maybe %+e ad7en%#re s%ar%s a9%er s+e:s +y6no%$@ed0 4RENT: No %+a%:s %+e "$nd o9 s+$% yo#:d +ear 9ro3 L$%%le J$33y0 JASON: ( ilence. ound of JA !"’s fingers on the keyboard. 'hen..( So yo# 2#ys "ne L$%%le J$33y0

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4RENT: Yea+0 T+a%:s r$2+%0 Co33on %+read as 2a3$n20 L$"e a b$2 *l#b $%+ no 3e3bers+$6 r#les0 T+ere:s e7en so3e %ea*+ers $n%o 2a3$n20 JASON: Yea+? 4RENT: S#re0 >+y no%? JARED: (!ver JA !"’s shoulder# closer to screen. JA !" intent on typing( T+ey need a l$9e' %oo0 All r$2+%0 >e:re ba*" a% %+e door0 Yo# 2o% %+e door $n 9ron% o9 yo#0 Eee6 3o7$n20 Good 2ood0 T+e door:s 6robably r$22ed0 Probably a bo3b0 Pos$%$on yo#r %ea3s0 San%$a2o and C+a7e@ %o *o7er0 Good0 Ad7an*e 4o2ar%:s %ea30 No no0 Don:% le% %+e3 b#n*+ %o2e%+er0 S6read %+e3 o#%0 Yes 2ood0 C+e*" %+e +ear%bea% sensors0 Good0 Bro3 4o2ar%:s %ea3' brea" o#% Ro2er M*Allen0 C+e*" %o ens#re +e:s $n a +ea7y #n$9or30 Is +e? Is +e?<? (-eans closer to screen( >ell *o3e on<<?? Is +e $n a +ea7y #n$9or3?<? JASON: D+0 No0

7 JARED: O"ay' o"ay0 Sa7e %+e 2a3e0 ;#rry' sa7e $%< No +$% es*a6e0 All r$2+%0 (Jason does( T+$s $s +ere *+ea% *odes don:% +el60 Ro2er M*Allen $s yo#r de3ol$%$ons s6e*$al$s%0 ;e 2rades s#6er +$2+ $n de9#s$n2 bo3bs and brea*+$n2 doors0 I9 yo# lose +$3 no be*a#se o9 so3e%+$n2 s%#6$d l$"e 9or2e%%$n2 %+e +ea7y #n$9or3' %+en la%er $n %+e 2a3e +en yo#:re o#%s$de ano%+er r$22ed door +ere %+e %an2os are +old$n2 +os%a2es0 S+$%< Good0 4RENT: Does %+e 6+rase F#6 s+$% *ree"G r$n2 a bell? De%a$ls0 T+a% Yea+0 JARED: I%:s a 2a3e o9 de%a$ls0 JASON: as so real0 4RENT: T+a%:s %+e +$2+ yo# 2e%0

JASON: I *o#ld a*%#ally sense %+e %an2os on %+e o%+er s$de o9 %+e door0 I *o#ld sense %+e 9ear $n %+e +os%a2es0 T+e 2ra6+$*s' %+e e99e*%s are =#s% ay o#% %+ere0 JARED: Yo# 2e% +oo"ed0 C+ea% *odes are %+ere %o 2e% yo# %+ro#2+ %+e 2a3e0 Ge% yo# 9ro3 A %o H0 4#% %+a%:s no% %+e 6o$n%0 4RENT: T+e 6o$n% $s' %o eA6er$en*e %+e +$2+ $ns$de %+e 2a3e0 JASON: I read so3e 2a3ers *on9#se %+e +$2+ $ns$de +$2+ o#%s$de0 $%+ %+e

8 4RENT: So3e 2a3ers are 6re%%y $n%ense0 So3e 2a3ers 6#s+ %+e en7elo6e0 So3e 2a3ers %a"e $% %o %+e neA% le7el0 JASON: I +eard L$%%le J$33y0 >+oa< 4RENT: And yo# sa$d I 2o% L$%%le J$33y on %+e bra$n0

JASON: So3e 6eo6le say L$%%le J$33y %+o#2+% %+e "$ds +e s+o% ere %an2os0 T+a% +e %+o#2+% +e as $ns$de a 2a3e0 JARED: No %+a%:s =#s% %+e sor% o9 %+$n2 so3e 6eo6le say0 4la3e $% all on 2a3ers0 o#ld

4RENT: I don:% "no abo#% 2a3ers' b#% S%e7en Me$n"e sa$d L$%%le J$33y +ad a l$s%0 JASON: Yea+? A l$s%? JARED: I d$dn:% +ear %+a%0 >+a% I +eard as' +e %old *er%a$n 6eo6le %+ey ere $n 7$ola%$on and +e as 2o$n2 %o s+oo% %+e30 4RENT: Yea+' I +eard %+a% %oo0 ;e:d %ell %+e3 %+e reason0 Bor eAa36le0 ;e %old 4arbara Al6er%0 JASON: >+a% d$d s+e do? 4RENT: S+e sa$d s+e:d "$*" +$s ass0 4#% %+en +e o%+er 6eo6le s+e as $n 7$ola%$on0 !$ola%$on o9 +a%? JASON: >+a%:d s+e do? en% %old

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JARED: I +eard +e %old %+$r%y 6eo6le0 4RENT: I +eard a% leas% %+$r%y0 ;e sa$d all "$nds o9 *ra@y s%#990 4#% $9 %+ey 2o% 6$ssed' or *r$ed' +e %old %+e3 +e as =#s% =o"$n20 JARED: E7eryone *alled +$3 a *lo n0 4#% +e asn:% e7en a 2ood *lo n0 Yo# "no ' %+ere as no%+$n2 +e as 2ood a%0 E7en 2a3$n20 L$%%le J$33y as 3ed$o*re0 4RENT: Less %+an 3ed$o*re0 EAa*%ly0 JARED: I *an:% re*all +$3 a*%#ally e7er 4RENT: I ne7er +eard +e d$d0 JARED: I don:% bel$e7e %+ere e7er as a l$s%0 I9 %+ere:s a l$s%' %+a% 3eans yo#:re 6lann$n2 s%#990 L$%%le J$33y 4RENT: as s6#r o9 %+e 3o3en%0 Probably %o 2e% $nn$n20

JARED: S%r$*%ly s6#r0 Me$n"e 3ade %+a% #60 +$s na3e $n %+e 6a6er0 ( ilence. keyboard. I:d +a7e a l$s%0

ound of JA !"’s fingers on the 'hen..( JASON:

10 4RENT: Yea+? I 3ean $9 I JASON: as 2o$n2 %o %a"e a 2#n' I:d +a7e a l$s%0

4RENT: I %+$n" I:d +a7e a l$s%' %oo I% JARED: o#ldn:% be e99$*$en% o%+er $se0 >o#ld $%?

4RENT: L$%%le J$33y =#s% s%ood %+ere and' yo# "no ' s+o% Ie3 $n %+e boo"ba20 S+o% +oe7er al"ed by0 T+a%:s no% e99$*$en%0 I 3ean *:3on< Yo# 2o%%a do be%%er %+an %+a%< I 3ean' $9 I as 2o$n2 %o "$ll so3e 6eo6le a% s*+ool' I "no I *o#ld do be%%er %+an %+a%0 So JARED: +o:d be 9$rs% on yo#r l$s%' Jason? JASON: 4$2 G0 JARED: Gonella? JASON: ;e ne7er br#s+es +$s %ee%+0 And +e 9l$6(9lo6s0 ;$s %oes 2ross 3e o#%0 JARED: ;e:d be #6 %+ere on 3y l$s% %oo0 4RENT: >o#ld yo# %ell +$3? JASON: No0 ;ell no0 ears %+ose 2ee"y

11 JARED: L$%%le J$33y as an $d$o% 9or %ell$n2 6eo6le0 be on yo#r l$s%' 4ren%? D+0 >+o:d

4RENT: Je99rey Al$o%o' Ma#reen Da7$son' E$%%y S#e B$rr0 JARED: D$%%o' E$%%y S#e0 Ma#reen' I l$"e0

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4RENT: T+en Ma#reen:s o99 %+e l$s%0 Sa7ed 9ro3 a 6a$n9#l dea%+ by Jared So#@a0 JASON: >+a% a 2#y< ( ound of garage door( My 3o3:s +o3e0 JARED: >an% #s %o lea7e? No0 Cool0 S%ay0 T+en JASON: I %old +er so3e 9r$ends 4RENT: e:ll s%ay (JA !" ad/usts monitor and types( JARED: (0rom over JA !"’s shoulder( O"ay0 Ad7an*e %+e 4o2ar% %ea30 Dse %+e ;ear%bea% sensor be9ore yo# en%er %+e roo30 >+en e blo %+e door' +a7e %+e C+a7e@ and San%$a2o %ea3s *ras+ %+e roo30 >e s6ray %+e roo3 le9% and r$2+%0 Don:% 9or2e%0 Le9%0 T+en r$2+%0 S%ra$2+% a+ead and yo# "$ll %+e +os%a2es0 Go% %+a%? (JA !" nods as music swells# drowning out sound. &lackout( T+e End ere *o3$n2 by0

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