Wednesday, September 30, 2015
The Tiny Terror
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In Chapter 18 of THE DISH, Haven and Jett race into the houseboat to figure out what to do about Haven's slowly dying husband, but get interrupted by midget neighbor Nola Bliss, who knows they're trying to kill him ...
INT. CRAYCE HOUSEBOAT - LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
Buster comes BOUNDING in.
Followed by Haven. Then Jett.
That’s what I’m telling you. Listen --
We hear low, ANGUISHED MOANING
What’s happening to him?
His body is screaming out for insulin,
but he’s not getting any,
so his blood sugar is plummeting.
He’s having seizures. Bad ones.
How long -- will it take for him to --
A couple hours.
Maybe more. I dunno.
They didn’t teach us about this
at the nursing academy.
What if you gave him a shot of insulin?
Make it look like you tried to save him?
What would happen?
If it’s in time,
it would save his life.
So how do I explain not helping him?
You went to sleep in the guest bedroom.
You weren’t feeling well --
But I can fucking HEAR him.
Not if you sleep with earplugs. I do.
Another MOAN. This time, LOUDER.
FEMALE VOICE (O.C.)
Hello, is anybody home?
In walks NOLA.
More than a few sheets to the wind.
Nola, what are you doing here?
What the fuck am I DOING HERE?
Your husband sounds like he’s
DYING up there.
He’s fine, it’s a new medication --
We’ve got it handled.
Nola stares. Quivering with anger.
I know what’s going on between you too.
I’ve seen you fucking and sucking
like monkeys in the zoo.
You fucking BITCH --
And now you’re trying to
KILL him, for what?
The INSURANCE MONEY?
Well, I’ve SEEN THAT MOVIE,
and you’re NOT getting AWAY with it.
She pulls out her cell phone.
Jett races over, GRABS it.
Nola starts POUNDING on her chest
with tiny fists.
Give that BACK!
Give that BACK!
Let me explain!
No! I’m gonna call the COPS!
stands behind Nola. Bends down, and
SHOVES a BUTCHER KNIFE in Nola’s back.
The little demon SCREAMS in pain.
You STABBED ME! Fucking BITCH!
FUCK YOU! Fucking MIDGET!
Incensed, in shock, Nola turns and
ATTACKS Haven like a wild animal,
BITING, KICKING, SCRATCHING.
Haven tries to fight back,
but she’s no match against
the tiny terror.
I’m gonna fucking KILL YOU!
Leave HER ALONE!
Jett GRABS Nola.
THROWS her across the room.
She HITS the wall with
a sickening THWUMP.
BANGS onto the floor.
A pool of BLOOD
Fucking nosy MIDGET --