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142

142
Walking through a park, a man finds a strange device with the number 142 on it,
and no one seems to know what it is until he finds out.

Suffice it to say, most of us have either been admonished while growing up to mind our own business and simply move on, or reprimanded another way... 

In 142, writer Scott Nelson’s easy to shoot one page short invites us into a beautiful day in the park. Now, how many days have begun just like that for many of us, hmmm? But will it end on the same note?

While jogging, protagonist Jason spots a device on the ground. The distinguishing mark on its display: “142”.  He repeatedly asks passersby if it’s theirs, but gets ignored.

So Jason makes direct contact with the gadget… and a transformation occurs!

So well-crafted for its size, 142 brings multiple questions to mind, including the inner motivations of the park-goers themselves. Why are they being so dismissive? And for Jason, will this ultimately be a case of curiosity killing the cat – or will getting involved bring a reward?

“What is creative living? Any life that is driven more strongly by curiosity than by fear.” 
William Shakespeare

The Script

142

Walking through a park, a man finds a strange device with the number 142 on it, and no one seems to know what it is until he finds out.

About The Reviewer

Caroline Rovello's picture
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...Bona-fide first-generation professional degree graduate turned storyteller...

Not long ago, Caroline Rovello did the unthinkable: she submitted a first draft to Scriptapalooza. 

Well, well, well, it placed. A poorly formatted screenplay with a plethora of typos, Caroline now understands and appreciates what the judges recognized: her unique voice as a writer and a good story.

This...Read more

About The Writer

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Award-winning writer of features and shorts. Work is sometimes a bit edgy and often has a twist. I believe that good screenplays make us deal with hard issues, and change us for the better.

I am looking for vehicles to connect with other writers and producers. Currently working as a technology analyst, so I especially like looking at the impact technology has on society. Also interested in general in using stories to talk about issues with Society, and helping to effect positive...Read more

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