Tothy's Big Find

 
Art by:  Hue Teo

Art by: Hue Teo

 

EXT. COLORFUL FOREST - MIDDAY

A forest born of a technicolor explosion and spilled water colors. Candy-cane pink and sun-shine yellow flowers, lime-green leaves, ruby-red berries. Every thing moves as if the entire forest is made from Jello of varying consistency set atop an enormous plate.

A half dozen small eggshells sit broken at the base of a tree in a sort of ground nest. Wet marks trail away from the eggs.

OFF SCREEN

A squishing sound approaches, step-by-step. The sound a slinky made of wet noodles wrapped in sausage casing. Camera pulls back from the eggshells as a two red legs step into frame.

WIDE SHOT OF THE FOREST SCENE

A RED CREATURE with a single giant eye and a mouth of exposed teeth stares at the eggs. The RED CREATURE’S mouth opens and closes a few times, its body—like the forest—wriggles. The eye rolls this way and that, searching the surrounding area. Each movement the creature makes causes its body to shiver as though its body is a water balloon.

The RED CREATURE makes some humming-whining noises; confusion mixed with wonder.

OFF SCREEN

A slip-slap sound nears, tentative. Small lasagna noodles being dropped onto a wood cutting board. Plip-plip, slap-slap.

RED CREATURE

Tilts top half of body, looks towards the nearing sound.
The single large eye widens

FROM OVER THE RED CREATURE’S SHOULDER

A PURPLE CREATURE wriggles into frame. The PURPLE CREATURE is as big to the RED CREATURE as a corgi is to a human adult. The PURPLE CREATURE’S head is covered in eyes, as many eyes as RED CREATURE has teeth. The PURPLE CREATURE hops, its entire body (like everything else in the forest) wiggles and shudders.

PURPLE CREATURE

Whines, hops, wiggles side-to-side, heads back the way it came
scoots back towards RED CREATURE, then away. It wants the
RED CREATURE to follow

RED CREATURE

Big eye looks down at PURPLE CREATURE, up, back down.
Teeth move, mouth opens and closes. Makes a sound, considering.

PURPLE CREATURE

Hops, excited.

RED CREATURE

Plants hands on hips, bends, stares at the PURPLE CREATURE.

PURPLE CREATURE

Hops, excited, makes some noises: Meep-meep!

RED CREATURE

Nods, lifts hands, tilts head, shrugs.

PURPLE CREATURE

Moves back the way it came from off screen, it doesn’t
turn. It’s eyes roll to face the opposite direction and begins
heading that way.

EXT. COLORFUL FOREST - TUNNEL OF TREES

The PURPLE CREATURE is headed down a mossy path, it’s tentacles sliding over the floor like a half dozen snakes. The RED CREATURE follows, it turns its head this way and that. The light begins to fade and the PURPLE CREATURE hops while it pokes the air ahead with a tentacle. The RED CREATURE nods.

EXT. COLORFUL FOREST - CLEARING

The two CREATURES round a corner and enter frame. The PURPLE CREATURE hurries on while the RED CREATURE holds still, bends back a little, its mouth opens, the many teeth pull apart to reveal a darkness with, what seems to be, an entire galaxy swirling inside.

RED CREATURE walks forward, towards frame. We see inside its mouth even clearer and can see what seemed to be a galaxy clearly is. The camera dives into that space, and all goes black.

EXT. COLORFUL FOREST - CLEARING

The RED CREATURE is walking away, we see its back. As the RED CREATURE walks farther away more and more of the clearing can be seen. A massive face begins to be revealed the farther away from us the RED CREATURE goes. Soon we see the face in full and with two closed eyes, a swirl of tentacle-like hair, and a mouth of teeth just like the RED CREATURE’S.

 
Art by:  Hue Teo

Art by: Hue Teo

 

PURPLE CREATURE

Meep-meep.

RED CREATURE

Nods.

STONE FACE

Eyes begin to open.