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Kaji: Catch Two Birds In One Hunt

Updated: Nov 14, 2021

FADE IN.


Act 1


EXT - PARK SIDE - AFTERNOON


KAJI, the PACK LEADER and PETER observe two birds on the ground near them.


KAJI (V.O.): Shouldn't they be hiding somewhere? What are they doing here?


PACK LEADER: I've seen some elderly people feeding them here.


PETER: They aren't slim. They're smart.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): So, they're patrolling and guarding their turf.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I've the urge to chase them. Can I catch two birds with one hunt?


Act 2


FLASHBACK


INT. SITTING ROOM - NIGHT


Kaji brings a tennis ball to Peter.


KAJI (V.O.): Let's play the fetching game!


PETER: Okay!


Peter throws the ball in the air. Kaji jumps up to catch it in mid-air with her mouth.


PETER (Cont'd): Well done!


Peter throws the ball in the air again.


KAJI (V.O.): This time, I intend to shoot it with my nose.


We see the ball flying away.


PETER: Brilliant "noser"!


Smiling.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Let's play again!


They repeat the games.


RETURN TO PRESENT


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): We played the two games, but at different times.


Thinking.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): How can I do two things at the same time?


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): I'm a Shiba Inu! Let me just do it!


Getting Kaji's cue, the two birds fly away,


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): What a shame!


ACT 3


EXT. PARK SIDE - CONTINUOUS


Watching the birds' flight path, Kaji, the Pack Leader and Peter see their landings on a tree branch far away.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): If they put up a fight, I'd use my mouth to catch and my nose to bump at the same time.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): But they're so afraid of me that they've retreated before my attack.


Pausing.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): Instead of chasing them away from their turf one bird at a time, I've succeeded in driving away two birds with one cue.


Thinking.


KAJI (V.O.) (Cont'd): But when I become old, I may feed them, at least with one corn...


FADE OUT.

THE END





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