For an Eye by Mike Murphy | Script Revolution

For an Eye

With his work-related headaches getting the better of him, Mr. Lange should have reconsidered how fortunate it was that female optometrist Dr. Holland just happened to be available for an examination that night.



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Lange is getting terrible headaches, so he goes to see his eye doctor. His regular doctor is on vacation but his assistant, Dr. Holland, is available. She administers some eye drops to dilate his pupils. Lange starts feeling odd. He becomes unable to move any of his limbs. He learns to his horror that Holland is the big sister of a girl he impregnated and left in the past. This girl later killed herself. Holland is out for revenge, but not before she completes the exam. She insists that Lange read the first three lines of the eye chart. They spell out "you - are - dead." She fires two bullets into her patient. Pleased at his death, she concludes, "An eye for an eye."

Submitted: May 3, 2019
Last Updated: September 2, 2021

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The Writer: Mike Murphy

Mike, a four-time Parsec Awards finalist, has had over 150 audio plays produced in the U.S. and overseas. He’s won a dozen Moondance International Film Festival Awards (winner, finalist, and semi-finalist) in their TV pilot, audio play, short screenplay, and short story categories. A more complete list of awards is presented below by year. In 2020, his screenplay Die Laughing was a semi-finalist in the Unique Voices Screenplay Competition from Creative Screenwriting magazine. The following year, his TV pilot script “The Bullying Squad” was a quarter-finalist in the Emerging Screenwriters Genre Screenplay Competition. His prose work has appeared in several magazines and anthologies. In 2015... Go to bio

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