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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


  16. EXT. PETER'S NT HOME - CONTINUOUS


  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.


  33. INT. MALL - LATER


  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.


  41. EXT. PETER'S NT HOME - LATER


  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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