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SCRIPT FRENZY 2009
TITLE: The Winding Hen
PAGE COUNT: 14 (unfinished)
SUMMARY: A young woman tries to solve the disappearance of her great aunt, Baba Yaga.
SCENE 1: TRAIN STATION
SOUND: a train whistle, wheels of a steam locomotive on the rails
I wonder if I have to hail a cab. Mother did say that Aunt Babs has enough money to hire ten drivers over, but she isn't expecting me. Unless, of course, that toy Mother got from the post two days ago was any indication...oh! Excuse me! My, that's a blinding suit.
Apologies, ma'am. Are you Mrs. Alexandra Downes?
No, but I'm her daughter, Vasilissa. My mother was unable to make the trans-Atlantic crossing. And who are you?
Fyodor Burago. Madam Jadwiga's driver. I am to take you to Madam's residence.
Really? Oh, how wonderful. Is your automobile parked quite far?
It's right here, miss. Please, let me take your bags.
If you wish, Mr. Burago. Careful with that. It's a little heavy.
A little? Perhaps you've packed an entire house in here. And please, you may call me Fyodor.
Fyodor, then. My mother has the talent for packing houses into bags. I'm afraid that's just my musical equipment.
SOUND: the door to the car trunk slams
There. Please miss, have a seat.
SOUND: the passenger side door and the driver side door closes, a car engine from an old bently starts up