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This is your first scene. Last edited by jchapman10, on 03/21/2012. 0 comments. More scene info.

EXT. SCHOOL - DAY

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It's a beautiful day with little wind. A teenage girl, SAMANTHA COLE, 16, is sitting down against the school's wall. She's writing in her journal. Her voice speaks voice over as she writes.

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SAMANTHA(V.0) (CONT'D)

Nobody knows about my life. They assume it's perfect because I'm an honor student and have a lot of Friends. Truth is, is that my life is far from perfect. The abuse and neglect I endure from my parents makes my life miserable. I blame myself for their abuse. I am ashamed my life, but I'm mostly ashamed of me.

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INT. HOUSE - LIVING ROOM - MOMENTS LATER

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Samantha's father, JEFF COlE, 45, is sitting on the couch watching sports. Beer bottles are scattered all over the floor and coffee table. Jeff is drunk, laying on the couch like a slug; motionless, incoherent. Samantha walks into the living room.

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SAMANTHA

Dad, I thought you were going to stop drinking.

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Jeff slowly turns his head towards Samantha.

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JEFF

You aren't the parent. You don't tell me what to do. I tell you what to do. Now leave me alone.

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Samantha walks in front of Jeff and begins picking up the beer cans on the coffee table.

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SAMANTHA

I think you've had enough for tonight..

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Jeff gets mad.

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jeff(yelling)

You're blocking the T.V, god damnit.

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He gets up in a hurry and pushes Samantha on the ground. Samantha grabs her arm and moans in pain.

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SAMANTHA

I was just trying to help.

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JEFF

I don't need your help. I don't even need you.

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Samantha slowly gets up and walks away from Jeff.

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JEFF(CON'T)(to himself)

Bitch.

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INT. HOUSE - MOMENTS LATER

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Samantha is walking down the hallway still holding on to her arm. She is walking slowly, moaning in pain.

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INT. BEDROOM - MOMENTS LATER

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Samantha walks into her bedroom. It is nice and tidy. Her pillows are nicely piled against the bed frame. There's two nightstands, only on each side of the bed. The walls are painted pink and purple with nothing on the walls, not even a poster. She sits on her bed and picks up her diary off the nightstand. She begins writing in her diary.

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SAMANTHA(V.O)

I pray every night that my dad will stop drinking and end the wounds he inflects on me. I am so wounded, physically and emotionally. Is it weird that I'm so use to the abuse, that it has become like the air I breathe?

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INT. SCHOOL - DAY

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The hallway is crowded with teenagers having various conversations. The students are in their own cliches. The jocks and cheerleaders are together, while the less popular students are talking in smaller groups. Samantha pushes students out of the way so she can get to her locker. After pushing several students, she finally makes it to her locker and begins keying in the combination until a cheerleader, REBECCA SMITH, 16, walks away from her group towards Samantha.

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REBECCA

What happened last night? I tried calling you.

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Samantha opens her locker and takes out various school books.

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SAMANTHA

Oh, I was, uh, very tired.

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Rebecca notices a bruise on Samantha's arm.

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rebecca

What happened to your arm?

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Samantha looks at her arm and acts like nothing happened.

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SAMANTHA

Oh, I fell. Nothing to worry about.

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Samantha closes her locker and walks away, leaving Rebecca behind.

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INT. CLASSROOM - MOMENTS LATE

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MR. ANDERSON(CON'T)

Some you did well. Others,not so great.

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POV shot of Samantha looking at her test. It reads "98".

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