It All Started When…
Setting: You see Chris and Ralph in a back car seat. Chris looks extremely unhappy and Ralph has
his head rested on a window, snoring. Pan out to see Chris’s parents in the front seat.
Mom: I promise you kids are going to love this house. It’s the most well known building in
Blandsburg so everyone will know you moved in.
(Chris kicks Ralph)
Ralph (waking up): Oww! Chris! What was that for?
Chris (sarcastically): Mom’s explaining our fabulous new house.
Ralph: OK, so you woke me up for that? I was having a great dream…
Dad: Ralph, she just wanted to make sure you knew every detail
Chris (muttering): No, he’s just fun to bother
(Ralph grunts and glares at Chris. Cut to a shot of a huge, run down, old house)
Chris: This is the glorious house you’ve been talking about?
Mom: Well it needs some work, but it will turn out great!
Chris/ Ralph: We’re not helping
Dad: Somehow I expected that
Chris: I’m going to find my room. Everyone leave me alone so I can mourn over the loss of
my old house, city, and school
(She kicks down the front door with little effort and walks inside)
Chris: It needed to be replaced anyway
(Cut to Chris opening a door. She walks inside. She looks up after putting two bags down and screams.
Another floating girl comes over and covers her mouth)
Raven: Shut up. People are going to hear you
Chris (muffled): That’s the idea
(Chris screams again. Raven searches her bags, grabs a pair of socks, and shoves them in Chris’s
mouth. Chris spits them out)
Chris: What are you doing in my room?!?
Raven: What do you mean your room? It’s my room
Chris: No way! My parents bought this house; it’s my room
Raven: Look, I’m not sure how you can see me but…
Chris: I can see most humans
Raven: But the fact that I’m not human may have some side effects
Raven: I’ve been dead for two years. I died in this room and I’ve been here ever since.
Raven: No, I’m a…
Chris: Ghost? Is that what you were going to say? Listen, I don’t see why or how this town
pranks new comers with these stupid practical jokes, but joke’s over! GO HOME!
Raven: I am home. By the way I’m Raven
Chris: OK, Raven, I’m going to take drastic
Raven: What are you going to do? Kill me?
(Mom comes rushing through the door)
Mom (alarmed): What’s wrong?
Chris (pointing to Raven): LOOK!
Mom: You have a window seat?
(Mom’s point of view; no Raven)
Chris: NO, well yes, but I mean the girl!
(Mom looks oddly and Chris then leaves)
Chris: You’ve got my mom in on this too?!?
Raven: NO! What I’ve told you is the truth. I’m really a…
Chris: Ghost? Well just to tell you, I DON’T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS!
Raven: Well you should!
(Raven disappears then reappears behind Chris’s back. Chris gasps. Raven hovers above her
then floats back down to the ground)
Chris (horrified): Whoa…you really are…dead
Raven: Yes if you want to put it that way. I just prefer being called a ghost. Calling me dead
makes me sound like a corpse.
Chris: So…you’re going to be in my room like, all the time?
Raven: Yeah, and it’s our room.
(Cut to School. You see a teacher standing in front of a not listening class)
Teacher (monotonously): OK, new student, you know the drill. This is Christa.
Chris: I prefer Chris
Teacher: OK, Christa, take a seat
(When the teacher says “Christa” Chris’s face drops. She takes a seat by Melissa)
Melissa: Aren’t you that girl who moved into the Shillington house?
Jeff (from behind her): The Shillington house
(Chris looks baffled)
Jeff: Blue house, center of town
Melissa: All worn down
Chris: Oh, Yeah that’s me. And its not so worn down…
Random kid: That house is supposed to be haunted
Chris (sarcastically): Really? Go figure?
Melissa: Yeah, if you’re going to stay there you should really watch your back
(The bell rings. Cut to Chris at her locker. She is pulling books out of her locker when Raven
(Chris yelps and drops her books)
Chris: Don’t do that
Raven: Do what?
Chris: That appearing out of nowhere thing
Raven: It’s kind of what ghosts do
Chris: You need to leave
Raven: I didn’t do anything!
Chris: You scared me! Besides, that’s not my point. People are going to…
(Melissa appears on screen)
Melissa: Who are you talking to?
Melissa: Yes you were
Chris: Does it look like anyone is here?
Melissa (looking around): No…so you were talking to yourself?
Chris: No, I…
Melissa: You were! You’re insane! Hey, everyone, new girl’s insane!
(Everyone turns and looks at Chris)
Chris: NO I’M NOT!
(Chris growls at Melissa)
Melissa: Go back to your mental hospital crazy girl!
Chris: I’m not crazy! You’re so…immature
Melissa: What? I’m immature?
(The crowd of people leave leaving Chris, Raven, and Melissa alone)
Melissa: How so?
Chris: If you can’t figure it yourself, you’re stupider than you look.
Raven: And you look pretty stupid
Melissa (paranoid): Who said that?
Chris (getting an idea): Said what?
Melissa: You know what
Chris: You’re hearing things
Raven: You think she’s insane?
Melissa: There it is again
Chris: OK, crazy
Melissa: I’m not crazy…I’m…I’m…AHHHHHHHHHHH
(She runs off screen)
(Cut to Chris and Raven on a couch in Chris’s house)
Mom (off screen): How was school
Chris (looking at Raven): It was great