Strayed by Brandi Self | Script Revolution

Strayed

A sullen little girl spots her mother stuffing a suspicious bag into a trash bin soon after her dog goes missing.

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April Pickles snatches her phone up and dials as she watches her daughter, Riley somberly walk to the park with her dog, Bo Bo. On the other end of the line, her ex-husband’s tired excuses for not picking up their daughter for the weekend are plentiful and bring about no resolution. Hours later, Riley still hasn’t arrived home and April gets into her car to go find her, but, upon backing out of the driveway, she hits something. In a panic, she quickly cleans up the mess, only to be interrupted by Riley who announces that her dog is missing, forcing April to give her the “death talk”.

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Submitted: September 1, 2017
Last Updated: December 21, 2020

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The Writer: Brandi Self

I create surreal, carefully constructed stories that dissect love, morality, oppression, identity crises, alienation, and stagnation by catapulting characters into absurd, almost comically juxtaposed worlds where they must use self-examination as a tool for escape and redemption. Influences: Rod Serling Charlie Kaufman Franz Kafka Background: I guess it all began with me hanging out of the back of a moving van as I threw raw meat to an angry grizzly bear, hoping the cameraman could get the perfect shot. Yeah, I started in production, reality television to be exact. But, it wasn’t all bad, I got to party with rock stars, shoot guns off with bikini girls in the mountains, and even got to... Go to bio

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