When Did it Start?

Kay, Jon, Dee, and Lisa. On the boat. They are sunburned. Day.

KAY: (dreamy) When did it start?

DEE: What kind of question is that?

LISA: Come on, Dee-

DEE: No. We were at home four days ago. A week ago we started hearing. Two weeks ago we heard nothing because there was nothing. So when do you think it started, Kay?

KAY: There wasn’t nothing!

JON: Kay-

KAY: There were guns before, people shooting people, children shooting children-

DEE: Isolated incidents.

JON: Save your strength-

KAY: No way, there’s no such thing.

LISA: I’m so tired.

KAY: First there were no shootings, then there was one really big one, then there were more but it was rare, then there were people who lived through two, or even three, then everyone had lived through at least one. It was most people most of the time before it was everywhere and everyone. So. When did it start? Was it that very first one? In the school? Was it before that sometime? The idea. The end of everything.

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Remember What’s Coming

Geena and Teddy stand in a line at a coffee shop. Wynona loiters nearby, on her phone.

GEENA: What do you want? Venti?

TEDDY: Grande is fine, Geena.

GEENA: Is that going to be enough or are you going to want some of mine.

TEDDY: It’s enough!

GEENA: Are you sure-

TEDDY: Why don’t you get me whatever you think I want, then?

GEENA: Oh, don’t be like that.

Someone Who Remembers enters, looks at Wynona, looks at Geena and Teddy.

SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERS: The world’s gonna end and it’s their fault.

WYNONA: What?

SOMEONE WHO REMEMBERS: The world’s gonna end and it’s their fault.

Someone Who Remembers laughs and laughs and walks away.

WYNONA: Ok….

Wynona goes back to her phone.

Remember Where We Used to Be

Annie, June, and Mina hike along a well worn trail. The distant sound of water.

ANNIE: Didn’t there used to be trees here?

MINA: I haven’t been out this way before.

ANNIE: Junie, there were trees right?

JUNE:…I don’t remember.

ANNIE: I’m sure of it. Big, tall—like forests. How could they—where did they go?

MINA: Are you sure it was right…in this spot?

ANNIE: It was everywhere…all around, for miles. June you don’t remember?

JUNE: I…Maybe I do?

Annie sighs.

ANNIE: It’s ok, June, you don’t have to remember.

JUNE: OK. Then I don’t.

They walk. The sound of water gets louder.

Is This It?

Seven people stand looking up at the sky as a meteor comes crashing down.

PERSON 1: Is this the end?

PERSON 2: The end of what?

Boom. Reset.Seven people stand looking up at the sky as a meteor comes crashing down.

PERSON 1: Is this the end?

PERSON 2: The end for who?

Boom. Reset. Seven people stand looking up at the sky as a meteor comes crashing down.

PERSON 1: Is this it? Is this all there is?

PERSON 2: What more do you want?

PERSON 1: I want more time.

PERSON 3: I want more time.

PERSON 4: I want more time.

PERSON 5: I want more time.

PERSON 6: Time doesn’t stop just because we do.

Boom. Reset.

The Real Prepper

THE REAL PREPPER

The Real Prepper is all alone. The Real Prepper painstakingly builds a fire.

Fire is food. Fire is warmth. Fire is light. Fire is company. Fire is safety. Fire is family.

Fire is food. Fire is warmth. Fire is light. Fire is company. Fire is safety. Fire is family.

If I make it through the night then it will be tomorrow.If I make it through the night, tomorrow will be today. If I make it through today, then it will be time for a fire. If I make it through the night then it will be tomorrow.

They begin to sing We Are Family. Energetically.

Ev’ryone can see we’re together/ As we walk on by/ (Hey) and we fly just like birds of a feather/ I won’t tell no lie/ (ALL!) all of the people around us they say/ Can they be that close/ Just let me state for the record/ We’re giving love in a family dose

They get up and begin to dance.

We are family/ I got all my sisters with me/We are family/ Get up ev’rybody and sing/ We are family/ I got all my sisters with me/ We are family/ Get up ev’rybody and sing

Bunker 6. Reconfigured.

MIKE: (softly) You know we should just call it.

DALLAS: (no eye contact) Yeah. Yeah.

Mike and Dallas walk over. They pick up three big bags. They sling them over their backs and walk away. The sound of rushing water starts quiet. Gets louder.

WYNONA: Hey. Where are you going with those?! HEY.

Dallas and Mike keep walking. Almost at the same time, Mina, Wynona, and Annie point and cock their guns.

WYNONA: Hey!

ANNIE: Wynona, are we—

WYNONA: Fuckers I’ll kill you.

MINA: Not yet. Just—

Dallas and Mike keep walking.

MAE: Annie?

MINA: Dallas. Dallas!

Dallas and Mike keep walking.

WYNONA: This is your last warning, Mike you cocksucker!

ANNIE: Who are we—

MINA: I don’t. I can’t. I can’t.

Mina drops her gun on the ground and crouches is next to it with her head in her hands, rocking back and forth. Annie lowers her gun, watching Dallas and Mike’s retreating backs in the distance. Wynona keeps her gun up, tensed to shoot.

WYNONA: (whispers) Shoot. Shoot. Shoot.

Annie takes Wynona’s gun gently. Sets it on the ground. Turns to Drake.

ANNIE: You’re useless.

Drake looks away. Annie shakes her head. She looks around. The water is getting very loud.

MAE: Annie, the water.

ANNIE: I know. (she makes a decision) Everybody pack up. Let’s go.

BUNKER 6. continued.

MIKE: (softly) You know we should just call it.

DALLAS: (no eye contact) Yeah. Yeah.

Mike and Dallas walk over. They pick up three big bags. They sling them over their backs and walk away. The sound of rushing water starts quiet. Gets louder.

WYNONA: Hey. Where are you going with those?! HEY.

Dallas and Mike keep walking. Almost at the same time, Mina, Wynona, and Annie point and cock their guns.

WYNONA: Hey!

ANNIE: We will kill you.

Dallas and Mike turn, guns also up.

MIKE: You ain’t gonna do that.

MINA: You fucking bastard.

Dallas doesn’t make eye contact.

Mina shoots him. Mike shoots his gun, Mae screams, Wynona and Annie shoot, mayhem.

Mike is shot, Dallas is shot, Wynona is shot, Mae is shot.

MINA: You. Fuck. Fuck you.

ANNIE: Mae!

Dallas sits up groaning. Mina shoots him again.

MINA: Fuck.