Monday, February 2, 2009

Settings: Part 7

You guys were so creative the last time we played this game, I feel the urge to put you through the paces again. Put on your director's cap, grab your imaginary megaphone and direct this scene.

If this abandoned storefront was a setting for a movie, what would happen here?

15 comments:

Hilda said...

A laboratory where they make crack!

Don't know why, but that's really the first thing that came to my mind…

Yakpate said...

It wasn't easy keeping the children quiet, but LaDonna did the best she could. She was determined that Lamar, Beenie, Darrel and baby Aisha would not end up in the street... or worse, in foster care.

"Shhh," she told them. "It's almost 5:00 o'clock. As soon as the other stores are closed we can talk... and eat."

She was keeping it as a surprise that she had found unopened packages of sweet rolls in the dumpster.

Judy Williams said...

In a sci-fi thriller, the mannequins a la "the Stepford Wives" have put away their human ways for the day and are hiding within the locked storefront, waiting for night to approach once again, when they come to life almost like vampires.

Cafe Pasadena said...

A documentary on the New American economy?

Pasadena Adjacent said...

I'm grabbing Cafe Pasadena's dog tail on this one. I'm seeing a lot of empty store fronts these days.

Yakpate said...

Judy... what a fabulous idea: vampire mannequins!

There could be a rash of window-dresser deaths following the arrival of a mysterious shipment of gorgeous mannequins which no one can remember ordering, but which are so beautiful that they are immediately put into service. And then... and then...

OK, you take it from here!

Laurie said...

Okay, I have to jump in. Vampire mannequins!? Wheeeee!!!

I must say, I like THAT horror story far better than the economic one (undoubtedly a documentary) suggested by Cafe and PA...

Laurie said...

Oh, and to incorporate Hilda's idea -- Vampire mannequins who make crack sounds like a pitchable script idea. :-)

Judy Williams said...

Now I'm so caught up in Yak's addition that I can't think of anything to add. HAHA

Mannequins making crack - I'm sorry, that makes me laugh. :~)

Ken Mac said...

this storefront has seen many lives: Fran's Beauty Parlor, Jimmy's Auto Parts, florist, trophy shop. Now it's simply someone's home. he likes big windows

Dixie Jane said...

Fran (of Fran's Beauty Parlor), also known as La Donna and Jimmy (of Jimmy's Auto Parts) found romance and remnants of a former florist shop (which came in handy) as they set out to get married by the owner of the once trophy shop (who is also a minister)and make this their home. With the economy in ruins they have yet to curtain the big window. But with Fran's (also known as La Donna) children, Lamar, Beenie, Darrel and Baby Aisha they are determined to make a life together and to survive if only from the contents of the nearby dumpster.

lifeinoleg said...

Okay. Picture this:

Silence.

Then a man comes crashing through the window.

More silence.

No one messed with Baby Aisha.

lifeinoleg said...

*messes

altadenahiker said...

The windows looked like half-shut eyes, blinded by broken dreams. But Mike didn't care about that. Maybe he couldn't catch a baseball, and maybe he always fumbled a softball, but he sure as hell could catch that giant ball down the alley.

Laurie said...

I love you people! I can't possibly add anything to these wonderful/weird scenarios. (And Dixie-Mom, you outdid yourself on that compilation!)

Remember, Nobody messes with Baby Aisha ... and nobody does downtrodden noir fiction better than altadenahiker. Thanks for playing, you guys.

Until tomorrow, everyone...