Cold As Dice
Cold As Dice
Int. School cafeteria – Day
There’s still ten minutes before class starts. A short brown haired teen with a buzz cut named JAMIE is tapping into one of his habits. He and an acquaintance named ROB, a kind of funny looking fellow were gambling. The game was craps; roll seven or eleven before the other guy. Jamie loses his last five-dollar bill, and contemplates how to make his cash back. He suddenly notices the bracelet on his arm and the chain on his neck. Jamie knows his girl would kill him if he lost or she found out in general. But he figured he would win. He called a double or nothing on the jewelry, as he picked up the dice. He shook and rolled snake eyes (Which meant he lost automatically). Rob puts on his new accessories as he packed up and left for class laughing. The bell rang, but Jamie sat silent in the cafeteria, thinking about what to do. He was silent until the P.A came on to remind students of the unicef fundraiser. After the announcement he smiled, grabbed his bag and left.
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Int. School hallway– Day
Rob stops at his locker, which he shares with his girlfriend MARY. He tossed the bracelet in because it didn’t look good with his ensemble. He was rushing for class as he closed the locker and ran down the hall. Mary suddenly walked around the corner, as she was on her off block. Rob nonchalantly hugged and continued to rush. She was a little ticked, so she went to get her juice from her locker. When she opened the locker, the bracelet fell to the floor. She picked it up and read the inscription, which read “Love ASHLEY G. Always”. One million thoughts raced through her head, especially how Rob just blew her off. Not only this; she knew Ashley was Jamie’s girlfriend. She decided to find and confront Ashley as she angrily banged lockers going down the hall.
Int. School Hallway- Day
Jamie is walking down the hallway, looking into classrooms. He is searching for unicef boxes to steal for more gambling money. He notices Ashley coming out of a classroom, as he suicide dives into the girl’s washroom. There was no one there, but he heard footsteps closing in. He ducked into one of the stalls, until whoever it was had gone. After that he checked the hallway, which was empty, and went back to his life of thievery.
Int. School Classroom- Day
Jamie slips into an empty class and closes the door silently behind him. He walks to the teacher’s desk and finds the unicef box half full. Surprisingly there was $42.50 in total, which was good enough for Jamie. He quickly collected himself and made haste out of the scene of the crime.
Int. School Hallway- Day
Mary had just run into Ashley in the hallway. She furiously, verbally attacked Ashley. Ashley denied the accusations because she truly had done nothing wrong. Mary pushes Ashley into a locker, and Ashley started to get infuriated. But when Mary whipped out the bracelet, Ashley was silent. Ashley examined the inscription, and grew red in the face. The girls talked, and decided to look for the guys.
Int. School Cafeteria- Day
Rob was happy and surprised that Jamie had pulled him out of class for more craps. He insisted that Jamie should keep what he had left, but Jamie ignored him. Jamie put down money, and insisted Rob put up the bracelet and the chain. The chain went into the pot with the money as Rob paused in thought. He was getting ready to explain about the bracelet when it fell in between the two boys. They looked up to see Ashley and Mary. The girls were furious, and it showed. After a barrage of verbal abuse, the girls left the two with what little dignity they had left and walked out. The boys sat confused and angry. All of a sudden each boy was grabbed on his shoulder. They both looked up only to see the principal, Jamie’s stomach turned.
By: Alvin Tynes