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kcshc
02-19-2004, 10:54 PM
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FADE IN:



EXT. CHRIST'S CRUCIFIXION - CALVARY - AFTERNOON (THEN)

The sky is bruised black and blue. A howling wind screams
like the wail of the banshee.

A small gathering at the foot of The Cross bow their heads
in grief and torment.

In their midst, a Mother weeps as only a mother can...



ON A HILL OPPOSITE

A jet-black raven sits perched upon the left shoulder of a
brooding, shadowy figure: Satan.

RAVEN
Master, why'd he do it?

A shaft of intense light pierces the near-total darkness
and brilliantly illuminates the central, crucified figure.

Satan is pensive.

RAVEN
Master?

Satan's blood-red serpentine slits track the shaft of light
up to the heavens...

SATAN
(bemused)
God knows?!

(Unseen by human eyes there present...)

The Heavenly host appears and surrounds The Crucified
Christ; their outstretched arms point accusingly at Satan
and its sidekick.

RAVEN
Uh-oh? Not good, Master, not
good?

With a wave of its claw, Satan stills the wind and in the
sudden dread silence, emits a blood-curdling hiss...

SATAN
(roars defiantly at The
Heavenly host)
Creeps!



ON CALVARY

The fetid blast bowls all before it, head-over-heels.

A throng of angels form an impenetrable shield about His
Mother - who stares in wonderment at the spectacle about
her...

The petrified mortals claw at the earth in terror, scramble
to their feet and disappear off into the night like
jackrabbits.

The Heavenly host are unmoved.



BACK TO:

Satan shakes its head then turns to the Raven...

SATAN
Come on, we've got work to do...

They head left...

RAVEN
I'm with you, Master!

...And become one with the darkness.

SATAN (O.S.)
Creep!

RAVEN (O.S.)
Hee-hee, I know!



AT THE FOOT OF THE CROSS

Now, only His Mother and The Faithful remain to gaze upon
the lifeless Body of Christ hanging there upon The Cross,
and to ponder...

Then, as one, The Heavenly host lift their arms up to
Heaven and in one tumultuous voice, they cry...

THE HEAVENLY HOST
Hosanna!

FADE OUT.

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kcshc
02-27-2004, 01:30 AM
In case you were wondering...

After I posted the above submission, I noticed the [top] and [bottom] html formatting message was still visible, however, to comply with the 'to edit' rule, I have decided to leave it be - even though it is very tempting to change it!

Merci. :)

kcshc
03-11-2004, 01:05 AM
As convenor, I have taken the liberty of commenting on all of the submissions so far, because after reading them all, I thought that it's about time for the comments to fly!

Well done all! :D

I shall, as modesty permits, refrain from commenting on my own humble effort. :)

sarajb
03-13-2004, 11:27 PM
Who’s that nervous Nellie in red? Could it be… Satan-atan-atan?

Okay, maybe I misunderstood the task. Wow. Cool scene. That was about as straight to the point as it gets.

Nicely done, kchsc.

Seriously, mine really is, “what Easter means to me” in a round about st kind of way. Just so you know.