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My Friend, the Ghost

It All Started When...














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First episode I ever wrote. I hope you like it. Its not as great as the others because it was the first one and I didn't have many ideas at the time. The picture below is the opening sketch to the episode.

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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


Chris: Heh?


Raven: I’ve been dead for two years. I died in this room and I’ve been here ever since.


Chris: You’re…Crazy


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 measures now


Raven: What are you going to do? Kill me?


Chris: MOM!


(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?


Chris: Heh?


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…


(Everyone gasps)


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


Chris: OK…whatever


(The bell rings. Cut to Chris at her locker. She is pulling books out of her locker when Raven appears)


Raven: Hey


(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?


Chris: Nobody


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?


Chris: Yeah…


(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