Pencil Fight

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Things take an unexpected turn for a substitute teacher who is hit in the face with a pencil.
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Scott Meyer is a law school dropout who turns to substitute teaching at a rough Chicago high school. His plan to make a difference is derailed immediately after a student throws a pencil in his face. Tensions elevate and then take an unexpected turn.

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Finalist American Gem Short Script Competition

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The Writer: Rob Herzog

My chief talent isn’t writing, it’s being afraid.
As a kid, I freaked out about spontaneous human combustion, killer bees, and the prospect of a bathtub shark attack. And the 3,600 miles between me and the Loch Ness Monster wasn’t nearly enough.
All of this youthful anxiety runs wild in my screenplays. Blame the neighborhood weirdo kid for setting me on this path. When I was six, he predicted that our neighborhood would be attacked by window ghouls. These ghouls supposedly would claw into our rooms and devour us all. Only those blessed with large dogs would survive, he said, because window ghouls hated them.
Two nights later, I imagined the ghouls at my window... Go to bio

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