SoCS — The Scene of the Crime

“In this scene,” the Michael said, “the killer returns to the scene of the crime….”

“Why would I do that?” Chad interrupted. “Having the killer return to the scene of the crime is such a cliché. The criminal always go back to the scene of the crime, blah, blah, blah. Yeah, maybe the stupid ones. It’s a worn out, overused notion. And why would the this killer do that? This scene makes no sense in context of the story.”

“Why?” Michael said, his face flush with anger. “Why? Because the name of this movie is The Scene of the Crime. And because that’s what it says in the screenplay, and because I’m the fucking director and you’re an actor and I tell you what to do. That’s why! Now play out the scene as it’s written.

“Actually, Chad does have a point,” Steven, the screenwriter said to Michael. “It is trite, it is overused. It worked okay in the book, but with the other changes we’ve made to the screenplay, having the killer return to the scene of the crime of the scene doesn’t work here.” Give me until tomorrow to come up with something less predictable.”

Michael shook his head, mumbled to himself, “It’s only time and money,” and shouted out to the cast and crew, “We’re done for the day. Go home and we’ll start shooting the revised scene, whatever that will be, fresh at nine tomorrow morning.”

Written for Linda G. Hill’s Stream of consciousness Saturday prompt, where we are given the word “scene.”

8 thoughts on “SoCS — The Scene of the Crime

  1. Sadje April 22, 2023 / 3:56 am

    It is a trite and cliched plot

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  2. leigha66 May 3, 2023 / 1:28 pm

    Who knows how soon our entertainment life will be affected by the current writer’s strike going on. Nothing will be predictable for a while.

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