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Kittens

Kittens
When it comes to love, always have a backup plan.

Producible as either audio-only (or more), Paul Knauer's flexible and enticing thriller introduces us to a man who has a very bad problem being loyal to his wife… to the point where it becomes deadly.

The story opens with Jake answering a phone call from his wife, Lisa – though he refers to her by the cute pet name “Kitten”. Apparently, he’s away on a business trip in Memphis, shacked up in a hotel. Of course, Jake is lying – as always. But, this time, Lisa is on to him.

LISA
Cut the crap.

JAKE
Excuse me?

LISA
You left your location services on.

Jake scrambles to check his settings. Location services: ON. He taps them: OFF.

LISA
Bit late for that.

As Lisa breaks things off with him over the phone, Jake gets another call… from another cell phone. This is from his girlfriend, Cora, who he also refers to as “Kitten”. She just so happens to be on her way to meet up with him. She just had to make one stop – at Lisa’s house.

CORA
She’s pretty when she sleeps.

JAKE
Who?

CORA
Your wife. As soon as I’m done here,
I’ll be over.

Desperately trying to call his wife back to warn her, more and more cell phones ring, one after the other, a cell phone for each woman he’s seeing on the side (and he refers to all of them as “Kitten”). It gets so confusing that he forgets which phone his wife is on, which makes it even more frantic since the clock is ticking…

I won’t spoil the ending for you, but the chaotic finale ends on a darkly comic note that’ll make you both squirm and chuckle at the same time.

The Script

Kittens

A planned hotel rendezvous takes an unexpected turn.

About The Reviewer

Michael J Kospiah's picture
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I'm an award-winning screenwriter based out of New York City who specializes in darker subject matter and themes. My first produced feature film, "The Suicide Theory" won the Audience Award at the 2014 Austin Film Festival as well as the Grand Jury Prize (Best Picture) at the Dances With Films Festival in Hollywood. After a brief theatrical release and a three-year run on Netflix, "The Suicide Theory" is now available to watch on Amazon Prime, Itunes, Google Play, Vudu,...Read more

About The Writer

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I’m an optioned screenwriter working out of the Kansas City area. My main focus is thrillers and slightly absurdist comedy with heart. But, I believe becoming a better writer requires the ability to push personal boundaries, so you’ll notice a thorough mix of genres in my portfolio. 

Born and raised in St. Louis, I’ve lived in multiple small towns around Missouri, and now Kansas. My projects often center on life in the Midwest -- highlighting the heart of the hard-working Midwest soul...Read more