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Rani's Cat (Short Screenplay)

By Emma-Conner

FADE IN:


EXT. TRAIN STATION - MORNING.


RANI, 32, stands amidst the crowds on the platform with a look of dull disinterest.


The TRAIN pulls in. She moves forward slowly, and someone behind her JOSTLES her impatiently as they charge forward.


She SIGHS.


INT. OFFICE - DAY.


Now at her desk, Rani is inputting information onto the computer, a very high stack of paperwork in front of her. Again she looks very dispirited.


A CO-WORKER, face out of shot, approaches her desk and DROPS more paperwork onto the stack already in front of her.


Rani SIGHS.


EXT. TRAIN STATION - EVENING.


Rani again waiting for the train.


She hears a FAINT MEWLING.


She looks around at the gathered crowd, confused.


MORE MEWLING, this time from somewhere below her.


Looking down, Rani finally locates the source of the noise: a tiny, scruffy cat. The cat looks back up at her endearingly.


Rani smiles, stoops down and gently strokes it. The cat PURRS, pleased with the attention.


The train arrives and the crowd push forward, zombie-like. Rani hesitates, obviously wanting to take the cat with her, but the crowd seem to pull her along with them.


The cat watches sadly as Rani drifts away onto the train.


INT. TRAIN.


Rani stares at the little cat out of the train window.


EXT. TRAIN STATION - MORNING.


Rani scans the platform for the little cat, but the cat is nowhere to be seen.


Rani SIGHS.


INT. OFFICE - DAY.


There are now two large stacks of paperwork in front of Rani. She's inputting them noticeably slower than she was before.


Another stack is added by her unseen co-worker. Rani doesn't even bother to look up.


EXT. TRAIN STATION - EVENING.


Again Rani is anxiously scanning the platform for the cat, but again the cat is nowhere to be found.


Giving up, Rani stares morosely at the floor.


Then: a tiny MEOW.


Rani looks up at once. Could it be?


Another MEOW, much closer now. Rani looks down and sees the little cat making its way towards her.


She stoops down in order to reach cat when, behind her, the train pulls in and the crowd begins to surge forward.


This time Rani doesn't let the crowd bear her away. Balling her fists she pushes back, determinedly making her way toward the cat, who is panicking at the mass of feet threatening to squash it.


Rani reaches the cat and scoops it out of harms way, cuddling it fiercely.


The train doors close. Rani notices but doesn't make a run for them. Instead she makes her way to a free seat and sits down, holding the little cat in her arms where it PURRS contentedly.


INT. RANI'S APARTMENT - SOME TIME LATER.


A much happier Rani is sitting on the couch, playing with the little cat. The tag on its collar identifies the cat as Jess.


Rani is LAUGHING as the cat chases the string Rani is dangling for her.


FADE TO BLACK.


END.

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Rani's Cat (Short Screenplay)

Created: Jul 30, 2013

Tags: short script, script, short screenplay, rani's cat, screenplay, fiction, two minute script

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