The Stranger

FADE IN: INT. OSBORNE HOUSE – SUNSET We see a 17 year old girl, KAITLYN, sitting on a couch while vigorously texting on her phone. JAMES and ANA, Kaitlyn’s 8 year old twin siblings, are chasing each other around the living room and knocking over everything in their path. MICHAEL and KRISTIN, Kaitlyn’s parents, are bustling…

The Primaries, Part II

As I sit in my oasis, I flip through the pages of my beaten-up copy of The Great Gatsby, soaking up my last few hours of imprisoned peace. I should be happy to finally leave this place. Why do I have this feeling that I am safer behind these walls? The yard bells ring. A…

The Primaries, Part I

I wake up — every day the same as the last. I put on my grey jumper and tattered pants, attempt to smooth out my noticeably tangled golden hair, and wait by the wrought iron gates. A piece of broken glass across from my cell serves as my mirror. I catch myself staring at the…