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A young girl, Lizzie, has run away from home. After wandering through the dangerous Sonoran Desert, she takes up residence in a tiny abandoned house. There she finds a baby tortoise, and adopts it as her pet. Unable to find food for herself and her tortoise, Lizzie decides to steal food from a nearby mini mansion. She breaks in easily, and as she raids the pantry for food, she is caught in the act by Mark, a boy her age who lives in the mini mansion. Rather than calling the police, Mark lets her leave. That night, Lizzie discovers that Mark has snuck more food to her makeshift home. Fearing that she'll be discovered by adults, Lizzie takes her tortoise and abandons her dwelling in search of a new place to live, without ever even thanking Mark.

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Livibrynn edited an action in "This is your first scene." on 11/29/2013. more
She leaves the bathroom/bedroom area and looks around. She spots something moving in the corner. She gets closer and discovers that it is a baby tortoise.
Livibrynn added a transition in "This is your first scene." on 11/28/2013. Livibrynn made 38 other changes. more
Livibrynn added a slugline in "This is your first scene." on 11/28/2013. Livibrynn made 12 other changes. more
INT. ext. the sonoran desert, day
Livibrynn added an action in "This is your first scene." on 11/28/2013. more
Upon further exploration, Lizzie finds a little bedroom that is bereft of furniture, save a plastic chair and a small table. She inspects a tiny bathroom. There is no water, and the toilet is unusable.
Livibrynn added an action in "This is your first scene." on 11/28/2013. Livibrynn made 7 other changes. more
Lizzie looks around. The house is barren. The refrigerator is broken, there is no electricity, the stove is filthy and the floor is heavily sprinkled with desert flotsam and animal skat.
 

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