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(C)Copyright 2014 by Ronald Randazzo
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2014

INDOORS - LINDSAY CHATHAM PSYCHIATRIC CENTER - THIRD FLOOR

The Little Gingerbread Boy is sneaking down the hallway. His eyes dart left and right from room to room. He nears her padded cell.

He turns to his right, strafing, hugging the wall, and peeks around the corner.

Her eyes are looking into his. A strait-jacket with chains pins her to the cold, steel gurney.

STRAIT-JACKET GIRL
Help me, Gingerbread Boy!

The Little Gingerbread Boy tries to speak, but he is dumb.

I'll be back, he tries to tell her with only the power of his mind.

He knows she's sane. He is as well.


INDOORS - LINDSAY CHATHAM PSYCHIATRIC CENTER - LOBBY

CLOSE ON the digital elevator gauge,

ELEVATOR
“TWO...THREE...”
♪ Ding! ♪


INDOORS - THIRD FLOOR

The elevator door opens. Men in black suits, armed to the gills, spill out of the elevator.

The Little Gingerbread Boy breaks out into a sprint, running as fast as his little legs can carry him.

He's spotted.


INDOORS - NARROW, DIMLY-LIT HALLWAY

DR. CHAMBERS’ POINT OF VIEW: Looking through a bullet-proof glass window in a stainless steel door, like this:

Through the window, we see the Little Gingerbread Boy barreling down the hallway.

He sees Dr. Chambers' face: cold, callous.

He slams against the door with all his might, puts his arms up against the window forming a field goal around his head.

He peers into the cold, dark eyes of Dr. Chambers, a grimace on the Little Gingerbread Boy's countenance.

In the distance, the agents break into a scuttle as they round the corner.

Gunshots break out. The dark hallway is aglow in gunfire flash.

Blood spatters the window from rips in The Little Gingerbread Boy's chest, as the little misshapen bullets, warped from their contact with his bones, bounce harmlessly off of the impenetrable glass.

His body slides in slow-motion to the floor.

Dr. Chambers watches the blood-trails that his hands and arms leave, like the bloody trails of a migrant snail who has made his way into a wood chipper.

 
 

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