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Bill
by K Meeks (Kevin.Meeks@53.com)

Rated: PG   Genre: Drama   User Review: ***
A strange Drama/Psychological Thriller about an abused teenager named Bill. He changes schools and meets a beautiful girl named Summer who could be the answer to his melancholy life. If anyone takes the time to read this please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Thanks!


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FADE IN:

INT. HOSPITAL BIRTH WARD - NIGHT
                                                            
The room is stark white. The medical equipment is old and
outdated.

KIM (19) a used looking girl with a thin, bony face and
hollow eyes lies on the table. Her long black hair is
covered with sweat and matted to her head. Her legs are
spread out in the stirrups, she's covered with a pale blue
sheet.

A NURSE (40, female) in blue hospital scrubs stands beside
her.

A DOCTOR (50, male) is bent down in front of Kim's
outstretched legs.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Push damn it! Push!
                                                            
Kim pushes hard, GRUNTS.

The Nurse strokes Kim's tortured face.
                                                            
                       NURSE
You can do it Kim!
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Harder!
                                                            
Kim bears down hard, lets out a blood curtailing SCREAM.

The NEWBORN BABY CRIES.

The Doctor's eyes widen.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Oh God!
                                                            
                       KIM
What? What's wrong!?
                                                            

2.

                       DOCTOR
It's the baby there's something
wrong, it's, there's--
                                                            
                       KIM
What! What is wrong with it?
                                                            
The Doctor holds the Newborn Baby up to Kim, his body
obstructs the view of the newborn.

Kim GASPS.

INSERT: BLACK SCREEN
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
Why do I still have them? The
dreams?
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
I don't know.
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
I'm so tired.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
I know Bill.
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
She was so beautiful. Changed my
life forever.
                                                            
 
INT. SUMMER'S BEDROOM - DAY
                                                            
SUMMER (16 female) an innocent, angelic beauty lies in bed
underneath a white sheet, eyes closed.

Sunlight shines on her pale face, radiates the dark hair
that flows over her shoulders.

The sharp BEEP BEEP BEEP from an alarm clock rouses Summer.

She SMACKS the alarm clock and the beeping stops.

Summer slowly crawls out of bed, stands, stretches. She
wears pink pajama bottoms and oversized t-shirt that hangs
from her petite frame.
                                                            

3.

INT. SUMMER'S BATHROOM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Summer stands in the shower, lathers her hair. She closes
her eyes, sticks her head under the steamy water.
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
The dilapidated room is dimly lit, the filthy white walls
are in desperate need of being painted.

BILL (16, male) is the only student in the room. He's
skinny and frail. He wears a green army jacket, torn jeans
and black boots. He sits at a small graffiti covered desk
with his head down. His long dark hair covers his face.

The door CREAKS.

Bill lifts his head slightly and stares at RICKY'S (19)
dirty boots as he walks toward him.

Ricky stops at Bill's desk. Ricky wears a camouflage coat,
brown pants and an orange hunting cap.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Did you think you was safe in
here?
                                                            
Bill looks up at Ricky, stares him in the eyes.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Stand up Bill.
                                                            
Bill turns his head from Ricky, gazes absently at a
chalkboard.

Ricky violently kicks the legs of Bill's desk.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I said stand up Bill!
                                                            
Ricky grabs a handful of Bill's long hair and pulls him from
his chair.
                                                            
                       BILL
Just leave me alone Ricky!
                                                            

4.

Ricky pushes Bill against the wall, bits of plaster fall
from the ceiling.

Bill turns, attempts to walk away. Ricky grabs his jacket.

Bill twists, tries to free himself.

Ricky throws Bill to the ground, bends over him and spits in
his face.

INSERT BLACK SCREEN
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
A new school was a chance for a
new life.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
And that's when you met her?
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
Yes.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
STUDENTS roam the hall, it's alive with CHATTER. The
lockers that line the hall are immaculately clean as if
freshly painted.

Bill opens a locker, removes a book from a backpack and puts
it in his locker. His hair is pulled back neatly in a pony
tail.

Summer walks up behind him.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Hey, you're new here right?
                                                            
Bill turns around, makes eye contact with Summer, she smiles
brightly.
                                                            
                       BILL
Yeay, I'm Bill.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Well it's nice to meet you Bill.
                                                            

5.

Bill smiles.
                                                            
                       BILL
Yeah uh, well. I mean it's real
nice to meet you to.
                                                            
Summer sticks out her hand, Bill shakes it.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
I'm Summer.
                                                            
Bill looks down at Summer's cheerleader outfit.
                                                            
                       BILL
So you're a cheerleader?
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Of course I am silly. Why so
surprised?
                                                            
                       BILL
It's just that were I used to be,
well cheerleaders didn't usually
talk to me.
                                                            
Summer looks perplexed.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Why not?
                                                            
Bill looks away.
                                                            
                       BILL
I don't know.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Well it was nice to meet you Bill,
underneath that rough looking
leather jacket I can tell you're a
real sweet guy.
                                                            
Summer turns, walks away.

INSERT BLACK SCREEN
                                                            

6.

                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
But things weren't any better at
home.
                                                            
                       BILL
No.
                                                            
 
INT. BILL'S BEDROOM - NIGHT
                                                            
Moonlight streams through a window, slightly illuminates
piles of dirty laundry scattered across the floor of a small
room.

Bill sits on an unmade bed, rocks back and forth.
                                                            
                       BILL
      (sings)
This little light of mine, I'm
gonna let it shine. This little
light of mine, I'm gonna let it
shine.
                                                            
The door CREAKS.

A silhouette moves across the wall.

The moon shines on Ricky's face, he slowly walks toward
Bill.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Stop it!
                                                            
                       BILL
      (Sings)
Let it shine, let it shine, let it
shine.
                                                            
                       RICKY
I said stop it!
                                                            
Ricky backhands Bill across the mouth, Bill falls backwards
off of the bed.
                                                            
                       RICKY
Little bastard! You want me to go
get dad?
                                                            

7.

Bill gets on his knees, begs.
                                                            
                       BILL
Please no!
                                                            
                       RICKY
You're pathatic.
                                                            
Ricky turns, walks away.

INSERT BLACK SCREEN
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
It took me a while to work up the
courage.
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
The courage?
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
To ask her out.
                                                            
 
INT. CLASSROOM - DAY
                                                            
Bill strolls down the hallway.

Summer stands at her locker.

Bill walks up behind her.
                                                            
                       BILL
Summer.
                                                            
Summer turns around, smiles.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Hi Bill.
                                                            
                       BILL
There's something I want to ask
you.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
What is it?
                                                            

8.

                       BILL
I was wondering if you'd like to
go out with me sometime?
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Sure Bill, I'd love to.
                                                            
Bill smiles.
                                                            
                       BILL
I don't know what to say. I
didn't think you'd say yes.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Well you're always so nice to me.
I'd like to get to know you
better.
                                                            
INSERT: BLACK SCREEN
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
Sounds like everything was going
well.
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
I fell in love with her that year.
And she loved me too!
                                                            
 
EXT. PARK - DAY
                                                            
The area is full of tall oak trees, the bright sun shines
through the tree branches.

Summer walks along with Bill, she holds his hand. Her other
hand brushes her blowing hair off her face.
                                                            
                       BILL
This has been the best time of my
life.
                                                            
Summer GIGGLES.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Because of me?
                                                            

9.

                       BILL
All because of you.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Bill sometime's I'd swear you've
never had a girlfriend before.
                                                            
 
INT. LAKE SIDE - DAY
                                                            
The sun begins to set over the horizon, casts a beautiful
pink hue across the sky.

Summer and Bill sit on the dock at a beautiful pond with
tranquil blue water.

Summer's jeans are rolled up, she dangles her bare feet in
pond. The water ripples in circles as she dips her toes in
and out.
                                                            
                       BILL
You're so beautiful.
                                                            
Summer looks at Bill, smiles and squints her eyes from the
sun.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Why haven't you introduced me to
your family?
                                                            
                       BILL
My mom died when I was really
young. It's just my brother and
Dad and their both assholes.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
What happened to your mother?
                                                            
                       BILL
She OD'd.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
I'm sorry. That's just awful.
                                                            
                       BILL
She was really young when she had
me. I just think it was too much
for her.
                                                            

10.

                       SUMMER
Do you remember her?
                                                            
                       BILL
A little. I just remember she was
very quite and kept to herself.
She did whatever my Dad told her
to do. I think he was mean to
her.
                                                            
Tears run down Summers's cheek, she grabs Bill's hand.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
That's so tragic.
                                                            
                       BILL
At least I have you now.
                                                            
Summer smiles.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Hey lets go for a swim.
                                                            
Summer jumps into the lake.
                                                            
Bill jumps in, Summer splashes him wildly, they LAUGH.
                                                            
 
EXT. TOOL SHED - NIGHT
                                                            
Old lawn mower parts and rusty tools are scattered around
the shed.

Bill and Summer sit on the hard dirt floor, embraced in each
other's arms.

Summer stares into Bill's eyes.
                                                            
                       SUMMER
Kiss me.
                                                            
Bill leans in, kisses Summer. It starts as a quick peck
then goes to wet and sloppy.

Bill's hand finds it's way up Summer's shirt.

Summer leans back and pulls Bill on top of her, their kiss

11.

grows more passionate.

Bill begins clumsily humping, Summer breaths heavily.

The shed door is nearly torn of the hinges, Ricky bursts
into the shed.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What the hell are you doing freak?

                                                            
Bill turns and looks up at Ricky, his hair hangs wildly in
his face.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What the hell are you doing out
here in the shed?
                                                            
                       BILL
I'm not taking this from you
anymore Ricky! You need to get
out of here I'm with my
girlfriend!
                                                            
Ricky LAUGHS.
                                                            
                       RICKY
What are you talking about you
little freak?
                                                            
Bill turns back around. Summer is gone.
                                                            
                       RICKY
You've had it. Wait 'till I tell
dad about this.
                                                            
Ricky turns around, begins to whistle a tune and walks out
of the shed.
                                                            
 
INT. SCHOOL HALLWAY - DAY
                                                            
Bill bursts through the main doors, looks around the area.


12.

He heads down the long dimly lit hallway. The lockers are
no longer clean and freshly painted. They are dilapidated
and the paint is flaking off.
                                                            
                       BILL
SUMMER!
                                                            
Bill walks faster.
                                                            
                       BILL
I know you're here!
                                                            
Bill frantically glances around, his eyes are wide, his
chest heaves, his forehead sweats.
                                                            
INT. SCHOOL BATHROOM - MOMENTS LATER
                                                            
Bill runs into the dingy bathroom, his breathing is heavy.

He moves toward a sink, turns on the facet and wildly
splashes his face. He looks up in the mirror and sees his
reflection. A huge purple birthmark covers half of his face.
                                                            
                       BILL
NO!
                                                            
Bill begins to bang his head against the mirror over and
over. The mirror breaks, shards of glass fall into the
sink.

Bill looks down, studies the glass, picks up a large jagged
piece and falls to his knees.

Bill drags the glass over his wrist, a wound opens, blood
seeps out.

INSERT: BLACK SCREEN
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
She wasn't real Bill. You know
that right?
                                                            
                       BILL (V.O.)
She was real!
                                                            
                       MALE VOICE (V.O.)
Bill?
                                                            

13.

                       BILL (V.O.)
I said she was real!
                                                            
 
INT. PSYCHIATRIC WARD - NIGHT
                                                            
Bill wears a hospital gown and sits on medical table. A
bright florescent light shines on his birth marked face.

A DOCTOR (50's) in a white coat stands in front of him.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Bill she's not real. You have to
understand this.
                                                            
Bill violently shakes his head.
                                                            
                       BILL
      (in a rage)
Uhhhhhh! She is real, she's real,
she's real, she's real!
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
No Bill! Bill! This treatment
mustn't fail!
                                                            
The Doctor grabs Bill's shoulders, violently shakes him.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Do you hear Bill! Do you hear me!
She's not real!
                                                            
Bill bites the Doctor's arm, pushes him away and jumps from
the table.

The Doctor stumbles toward the door.
                                                            
                       DOCTOR
Somebody, we have a situation!
                                                            
Three ORDERLIES dressed in all white rush into the room.


14.

ORDERLY #1 and ORDERLY #2 grab Bill by the arms and restrain
him.

ORDERLY #3 holds a large syringe, injects it into Bill's
arm.

Bill relaxes. Orderly #3 guides him back onto the table.

The Orderlies leave the room.

The Doctor follows behind them, pauses at the door, flips
out the lights.
                                                            


FADE OUT.


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From Michael Sharon Date 9/24/2005 ****
Excellent job, hooked me!

From Chantell Monique Date 9/14/2005 **1/2
You have a fantastic idea on teenage angst. If you take the time and build up Bill's terrible life with his father and brother, then build up his relationship with Summer I think you can shock everyone with how she wasn't real and how sick he really was. I beg you to really look deep down and tell the story because I think it's a good one!

From steve Date 9/13/2005 *1/2
interesting, but predictable and too short. If it was more elaborated on, many of the scenes elements would make more sense rather than just leading nowhere.

From Reese Aportela Date 9/10/2005 ****
Whoa. INTENSE! Very good.


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