Saturday, March 13, 2021

Horror movies would be much shorter if I wrote the screen-plays


Manuscript: Horror on Mossington Street

Olivia heard somebody fiddling with the heavy, front door of the dilapidated house where she was babysitting.

“Jizziamin? Is that you? Did you forget your key?” Olivia asked.

Jizziaminia Johnson was celebrating her newfound freedom. She had finally broken up with her abusive boyfriend of seven years and she had gone out drinking with a man she met a work.

Olivia, age fourteen, had volunteered to watch the twin girls, age two.

Olivia tried to call 9-1-1 but the phone was unable to pick up a signal due in the low, flood-prone part of town where Jizziaminia lived.

Olivia tried to brace the exterior door with chair but knew it was futile. Olivia placed the speaker of the baby monitor in the far corner of the front room and cracked some of the glow sticks Jizz had purchased for the children’s trick-or-treating. Olivia placed them beneath a pillow in the middle of the room and then turned out the lights.

Suddenly, the door popped open.

Olivia yanked the string tied to the pillow, uncovering the glow-sticks.

The side of the man’s face was bloody. The unbattered portion revealed that the man was Jizziaminia’s estranged boyfriend.

Olivia whispered into the microphone of the baby monitor “F around and find out”

Thumbing the ambidextrous safety of the Mossberg Maverick forward, Olivia sent the first load of Remington, managed recoil, 00 Buckshot into the intruders midrift.

Seamlessly racking the slide of the pump shotgun and maintaining stockweld with her face, Olivia continued to pump shot-after-shot into the man who was miraculously able to continue standing, perhaps due to the industrial grade drugs coursing through his bloodstream.

Olivia felt the Parkerized barrel heat up beneath the fingertips of her left hand as the solid steel construction of the Mossberg soaked up the recoil and she repeatedly rode the sight-plane back into the ten-ring for Follow-Up shots.

She saved the last round in the extended magazine and launched that into the space where his face should have been. The muzzle flash from the shotgun reducing Olivia’s vision to only being able to discern silhouettes.

Aroused by the “BOOM”s, Jizziaminia’s neighbors called 9-1-1 and were able to get through.

Viewing the damage done to the shriveled corpse who had attempted to terrorize Olivia, the police detective said, “Lemme guess. You wrested an ice-pick away from him and stabbed him 81 times?”

Olivia shook her head in the affirmative.

“Just like last time” she agreed as she nudged the bag she used to carry her hockey sticks to practice back into the corner with her foot.


  1. and a great advertisement for Mossberg. ---ken

  2. Short and sweet! One of my high school classmates had to do that, but it only took her one round to stop the rapist.

    1. Two men broke into the house of one of my coffee-drinking buddies about thirty years ago and stole all of his valuables.

      One of the men served time.

      The other fled to Florida. He decided that B&E was a fine way to make money.

      Perp #2 broke into a ramshackle, two-story. The woman who lived there was an elderly, retired nurse who had a fine understanding of anatomy. She had a S&W Model 10 and shaved the arteries off the top of his heart after he burst through her second-floor, bedroom door.

      He made it out the front door before collapsing and expiring.

  3. Don't you just love a happy ending?


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