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  • Writer's picturePeter K F Cheung SBS

A Single Girl?

  1. FADE IN

  2. Act 1

  3. EXT. PETER'S NT HOME - 15:15

  4. Front yard. Sitting in a bench, PETER feels something and sees a pigeon at a corner.

  5. PETER (V.O.): A pigeon? What is it doing at the rainwater drain?

  6. Observing the pigeon.

  7. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Oh, there's something wrong with its right wing.

  8. We see the pigeon's eyes sparkling with hope.

  9. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): What has happened to you? Bitten by a dog or hit by a car?

  10. Leaving the corner, the pigeon walks across the grass.

  11. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It looks okay, except that it can't fly.

  12. Peter looks up at the cloudy sky.

  13. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): It'll rain soon.

  14. Then, the pigeon disappears from Peter's sight.

  15. Act 2


  17. Covered driveway. Peter walks past two stationary cars searching for the pigeon.

  18. PETER (V.O.): If the pigeon was hit by a car, I don't think it'd like to use cars as shelters.

  19. Back yard. We don't see the pigeon either.

  20. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I don't think it can fly...

  21. Walking closer to a vacant sheltered corner meant for LPG tanks, Peter sees the pigeon in a corner.

  22. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Ah, you're resting here.

  23. We feel the pigeon finding solace in the covered and largely enclosed space.

  24. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): You seem to know my place pretty well. When did you check in?

  25. Pausing.

  26. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): When I came back last week, I didn't see you.

  27. Thinking.

  28. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Just then, you've gone to the rainwater drain to sip water to quench your thirst.

  29. Pausing.

  30. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But there's no food for you in my yards!

  31. Pausing.

  32. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I must go to the mall and buy you some. No one should stay hungry in my home.


  34. Fast food restaurant. Peter appears.

  35. PETER (V.O.): I can't find any pigeon food in other stalls. Feeding pigeons isn't encouraged either.

  36. Peter checks the menu and does the order.

  37. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But an injured pigeon can't provide for itself.

  38. Waiting anxiously.

  39. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): My pigeon guest would have to settle for the sweet corns, red beans and bread from here.

  40. Getting his takeaways, Peter rushes home happily.


  42. Backyard. Having eye contact with his feather friend again, Peter places a box of food and a cup of water near the injured pigeon.

  43. PETER (V.O.): What I've brought you should be good for you for a few days.

  44. We see the pigeon pecking at the food a few times.

  45. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Judging from its small size, small head and dull colour, I guess it's female.

  46. Pausing.

  47. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): Has she got a partner? If so, would he search and call for her?

  48. Pausing.

  49. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): But I neither see any pigeon flying around nor hear any sound attracting attention. Is she just a single girl?

  50. Act 3

  51. INT. PETER'S NT HOME - 19:15

  52. Kitchen. Having input the prompt: "An injured black pigeon hiding in a shelter corner" in an AI art generator in his smartphone, Peter sees a cubist image appearing.

  53. PETER (V.O.): I hope my feather friend would look like that when it recovers.

  54. Peter watches the pigeon from the window.

  55. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): You're smart to have found this temporary sanctuary.

  56. Pausing.

  57. PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'll continue to support you till you can fly again.

  58. Smiling, Peter knows he has made a difference in the life of a little creature.

  59. FADE OUT

  60. THE END

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