by Asa Fisher
a script I wrote
|The Island of braying souls
By Asa Fisher
We open on a boat out at see a weak man on board alone, it would seem he’s been there for some time
We dissolve to him suddenly seeing an island through the fog
Man: Is that…………. Oh, thank god
We dissolve to a few minutes later he’s in a harbour it looks abandoned, old, rusty boats filling it up
Man: Hello…… Hello …Is anyone here?
Soon after we cut to him in what seems to be an old bar
Man: I don’t get it why is this place just empty like this, nothing moved just abandoned, like everyone just disappeared
He looks around the bar and sees an unopened bottle, no information or name on it
Man: huh what’s this?
He takes the cap of and sniffs it
Man: Huh, it smells fine
He thinks for a minute
Man: fuck it, it can’t be any worse than the sea water
He drinks it down
We dissolve to him walking through a field on the island, where a bunch a donkey roam around
Man: Huh, how odd, no people but still donkeys, must be an old breading ground
He suddenly groans slightly
Man: I’m starting to feel a little odd, maybe it was that drink
His stomach begins to make noises while he looks down at the grass and without even thinking about it, he begins eating it
A few moments later he realises what he’s doing
Man: wh, what am I doing?
he suddenly lets out a few groans of pain as he feels his ears stretch
after a few seconds he questions what happened
Man: what happened to him ears?
He feels and looks at them
Man: are those donkey ears?
He suddenly feels a pain from his back end making him groan again
He looks back and sees a tail
Man: Oh, oh my gawwwwd
He’s stunned with shock
Man: did I just……. Bray?
He looks around at his arms and begins to see fur growing around his body
Man: Wha, what’s happening to meeeehawwwwww?
he can do nothing but panic as his body begins to change its structure and fur begins to grow
Man: N, No stop please, this isn’t possible, I’m a human beeeeehhhhhawwwww
His body continues to change it’s form
Man: I neeeeed to find help, b, but where?
He begins to shout
Man: Help, someone help, help meeeeeehawwww
He cries out in slight pain as his hands and feet begin to change
Man: n, no not hooves, no I’m a human damn it
He begins to fall on all fours
Man: No, stop pleeeeese I don’t want to be a donkeeeee haawwwwwww
His face begins to push out
Man: A donkeeeeeee haaaaawwwwwwwwwwwwww HeeeeeHawwwww
We fade dissolve to a few moments later where all that is let is a braying jackass in a field of others