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INT

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INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

ROB a blonde haired man in his early 20’s is standing over
a FISH TANK placing FISH FOOD into the tank.

                     ROB
         There you guys go eat up.

                     AUDREY (O.S.)
         What the hell is that?

Rob turns to see AUDREY, his wife, also in her early 20’s
still dressed in her work clothes a white button up shirt
and black khaki pants.

Rob places the fish food down between the fish tank and a
dead POTTED PLANT.

                     ROB
         It’s an aquarium with fish.

                     AUDREY
         I see that, but why is it here.

                     ROB
         I’ve decided to move onto fish.

Rob picks up a GARBAGE BAG and begins to prepare to pick up
the PACKAGING from his fish tank, that’s sitting on the
floor.

                     AUDREY
         Rob you don’t know anything about
         fish tanks, or how to take care of a
         fish. Remember your attempt at
         gardening,

Audrey glares at the dead planet that is sitting next to
the fish tank.
                      AUDREY (CONT.)
          You couldn’t even keep a few plants
          alive.

Walking over to a pile of CARDBOARD BOX’S from the newly
purchased aquarium Rob begins to smash them down to fit
into the garbage bag.
                                                           Pg 2



                     ROB
         First of all it’s an aquarium not a
         fish tank and I know a lot about
         fish, I’ve been researching them for
         the last week.

                     AUDREY
         Really? Could you even keep them
         alive for 24 hours?

Rob finishes picking up the packaging from the new fish
tank and ties the bag close.

                     ROB
         Yes a matter of fact I can. And for
         the record fish and plants are
         completely different things.


INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY

ROB enters the living room to find each of the fish dead
floating on the top of the tank.

                     ROB
         What the… What happened to them?

Rob walks over to a COUCH sitting in the living room and
sits down placing his hands over his face.

AUDREY enters the room also noticing the dead fish.

                     AUDREY
         I told you you would kill them. This
         is the garden all over again. I guess
         this means I’m right.

                     ROB
         No, not yet your not. I can return
         these fish and get more I’ll keep
         those one’s alive. I know exactly
         where I went wrong.


INT. PET STORE – DAY
                                                           Pg 3

ROB stands talking to a STORE CLERK holding a BAG filled
with replacement fish.


                     ROB
         Where did I go wrong?

                     STORE CLERK
         Well, it could have been several
         things. But firstly did you treat
         your water with a Dechlorinator?

                     ROB
         No, should I have?

                     STORE CLERK
         Yeah, chlorine is poisonous to fish.

The Store Clerk turns and looks for a specific item on the
DISPLAY RACK. Finding the BOTTLE he was looking for he
turns back to Rob.

                     STORE CLERK (CONT.)
         Here this should do it. Just follow
         the directions on the back of this
         and it should take care of it.

                     ROB
         Great, thanks.


INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

ROB holding the Dechlorinator reads the instructions off
the back of the bottle.

                     ROB
         For each 10 U.S. gallons use 1 ml.

Unscrewing the cap of the bottle Rob measures out 1 ml but
accidentally over fills the measuring cap spilling some
into the BUCKET of tap water sitting on the floor.

                     ROB (CONT.)
         Crap, O well. A little extra cant
         hurt anything.
                                                        Pg 4

Rob puts the measured amount into the bucket and picks it
up filling the half filled fish tank all the way up.


INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY

ROB walks into the living room once again finding the fish
floating lifelessly on the top of the tank

                         ROB
          Not again.

Rob picks up a small NET and begins to fish out the dead
body’s putting them into a bag. When finished he puts the
net down hardly on the table making a loud SLAMMING noise.

                      ROB (CONT.)
          Why does every living thing I try to
          care for die!


MONTAGE

A) INT. PET STORE – DAY

   ROB stands before the STORE CLERK handing him the bag of
dead fish.

B) INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT

  ROB is seen feeding the fish.

C) INT. PET STORE – DAY

   ROB is handing over yet another bag of dead fish to the
STORE CLERK shrugging. The Store clerk then turns and gives
rob a BOTTLE of chemicals to treat the water.

D) INT. PET STORE – DAY

   ROB is seen taking several BOTTLES of chemicals out of a
shopping BASKET placing them onto the counter as the STORE
CLERK begins to ring them up and place them into a shopping
BAG.

E) INT. LIVING ROOM – NIGHT
                                                          Pg 5

   ROB is standing next to the aquarium looking over the 15
or so bottles looking puzzled as to which one to use or how
to use it.

F) EXT. PARKING LOT – DAY

   Standing next to his CAR ROB tries to get his car KEYS
out of his pocket but is having a rough time as his hands
are full with a large PAPER BAG and a CLEAR BAG with fish
inside.

   As Rob fumbles around trying to get his keys out he
drops the bag of fish.


INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY

ROB walks into the living room still wearing his PJ’s and
appearing to have just woken up. Walking over to the
aquarium Rob notices the fish are still alive.

                     ROB
         Audrey come here!

                     AUDREY (O.S.)
         What is it? It’s still early I’m
         trying to sleep.

                         ROB
         The fish!

AUDREY begins to walk into the living with bed head and
bags under her eyes.

                     AUDREY
         Let me guess there dead.

                     ROB
         No, there still alive. And its been
         24 hours.

Rob begins to dance around in glory.

                     ROB (CONT.)
         I did it! I did it! Something I cared
         for is still alive. I haven’t killed
         them.
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Rob continues to dance around throwing his arms
around.

Suddenly one of Robs arms hits the aquarium
knocking it to the ground breaking the glass
sending water every where.

                        AUDREY
            This is just like the garden…

FADE OUT:

                        THE END

								
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