Primal Tears (partial movie script - PG13 edition)

I have long been a fan of Kelpie Wilson's novel Primal Tears. To find out more about it click the link to the youtube video. I have included here, a sample of the theatrical version of a script for a Primal Tears film.

I will eventually post a sample of the R rated version on here as well.

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2. A Strange Problem

INT. CARRIGAN/SHEPARD LIVING ROOM - ROMANTIC CANDLELIGHT

Sarah and Kevin are dancing around their cozy living room, with some pleasant Latin music playing in the background, and a large number of candles lit.

Kevin twirls Sarah around, dips her, kisses her, then brings her back up.

KEVIN:

“I am so damn proud of you.”

SARAH:

“Thank you honey. I feel proud of myself because I took control of my life for once.”

KEVIN:

“I love you even if this fails. You know that right?”

SARAH:

“I know.”

Kevin puts his hands to Sarah’s stomach, and they are both silent and still for a few seconds.

SARAH:

“Honey it just happened this afternoon. I don’t think you’ll be able to feel anything quite yet.”

They both laugh and continue dancing.

I/E. SARAH’S CAR - SUNNY

Sarah is now very pregnant indeed and pats her stomach as she pulls into the parking lot of Stonewell University, stops her car, gets out and walks towards the gates with a hopeful look about her.

SARAH: (O.S.)

“What?”

INT. OFFICE OF JOHN STENGERS - BRIGHT

John is sitting across from Sarah with a stern look on his face and Jeanette is standing off to the side holding a clipboard as Sarah closes her eyes and frowns while John and Jeanette wait for her to say something.

SARAH:

“So you’re saying that the bonobo sperm mixed with the wrong egg?”

JOHN:

“As insane as it sounds, all of our test results confirm, that whatever is currently growing within you, is not a bonobo.”

Sarah looks shocked and Jeanette steps up to Sarah, handing her the clipboard.

Sarah looks up.

JEANETTE:

“Sarah we both want you to know we’re really sorry. We’re prepared to pay for your abortion.”

Sarah gets calmly to her feet, hands Jeanette the clipboard, and walks out.

EXT. STONEWELL UNIVERSITY PARKING LOT - CLOUDY

Sarah backs her car quickly out of its space and drives off.

I/E. SARAH’S CAR - CLOUDY

As Sarah drives away it starts to rain, but Sarah sets her jaw firmly as she stops the car at a red light and looks down at her stomach.

SARAH:

“I’m here. No matter what. Do you hear me? I’m always gonna be here to protect you.
(the light turns green, someone honks, but Sarah ignores them)
Do you hear me?
(pause, then Sarah smiles as the baby kicks)
Okay.”

Sarah takes off.

INT. FERN’S HOUSE - WARM LIGHTING

Fern’s house is a a single room cabin with a warm inviting feeling to it, with lovely pieces of colorful cloth draped over ever piece of furniture, figurines of world goddesses strewn about, and a large circular window above the table with a stained-glass image of a dragon.

Sarah is sitting beneath the dragon, with Fern in a chair by her side holding her hand and looking serious.

FERN:

“Are you absolutely sure about this hon?”

Sarah looks at Fern and nods.

Fern smiles in acceptance, and gets up from her chair.

She walks over to a small bookshelf, and starts searching, till she finds a book with a picture of a many armed goddess, which she pulls from the shelf and walks back to the table, flipping through it as she goes.

FERN:

“First things first. Gotta pick a good name.”

SARAH:

“How about something from mythology. Cause this whole thing is all so strange.”

Sarah strokes her chin till Fern stops flipping through the book.

SARAH:

“Do you have something?”

FERN:

“Artemisia. She was an ancient goddess of wild animals and childbirth.

(Sarah looks skeptical and Fern raises a finger)

The scientific name for the herb sage, is genus artemisia. Some Native American tribes use it to create a sacred space for worshipping.”

SARAH:

“Sage. I like that. I’ll call the baby SAGE SHEPARD.”

Fern stands up.

FERN:

“And artemisia can be the species name.

(Sarah looks at Fern in confusion)

You are creating a whole new species you know. We can call it homo artemisia.”

Sarah looks shocked and a little horrified.

FERN:

“Are you completely sure beyond any doubt, that you want to go through with this?”

SARAH:

“Yes I’m sure beyond a doubt.”

FERN:

“I think this whole thing is bat-shit crazy. But I also know that you’ll be a wonderful mother.”

Sarah stands up and the two women embrace.

INT. CARRIGAN/SHEPARD LIVING ROOM - DAY

Sarah is on the couch reading.

Suddenly she gasps in shock and she sits up quickly.

SARAH:

“Hey honey?”

Kevin comes in from the kitchen, sees Sarah looking nervous, drops the spoon and runs back into the kitchen to the wall phone.
 

 

We'll meet Sage in the next chapter

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