Chapter 1: The red file
Steve walks into his bossí office.
Mac: Steve, glad you could make it. Have a seat.
Steve: Look, if this is about that bum I arrested last week, you can shove it. He had it coming.
Mac: Damn it Steve! He was an 85 year old man having a seizure!
Mac: I give up. You got one last chance. Here.
Mac slides a red folder across the desk.
Steve: Whatís this? Another goose chase?
Mac: The local authority is up to their ass with disappearances and murders. They are getting no responses from forensics. Itís like the kids are being teleported.
Steve: How come I havenít heard of this?
Mac: Cause, you arrogant prick, youíve been too busy banging brauds and assaulting seniors to actually read a 5 cent newspaper. And besides, they arenít happening here.
Steve: What do you mean? Where are they?
Mac: In a little town called (Poll Name). 15 disappearances and 23 unidentified murders.
Steve: Unidentified? How can 23 people be unknown in a small town?
Mac: Youíll see when you get there tomorrow morning.
Steve gets up and takes the folder to the door.
Mac: Steve, remember that you are on probation. If I hear of you even threatening someone, you are fired.
Steve: Anything else?
Mac: Yeah, take care of yourself.
Steve: Say hi to Stacy and Amy for me.
Mac:: That boy will be the cause of my early retirement.
Steve is alone in his apartment. On the phone
Steve: Hey, itís me. Yeah I know I am late, but something came up.
Amy: Another girl?
Steve: No itís not another girl
Amy: Donít lie. My dad always tells me what a player you are.
Steve: Amy, look: your dad sent me on this assignment out of town
Amy: Well, when do you have to start?
Steve: I have to leave tonight
Amy: Where do you have to go?
Steve: (Poll Name)
Amy: Well, can I come?
Steve: Iíd rather not, honey. It sounds really dangerous.
Amy:..Oh, thereís my dad calling. Iíd better go, but I want you to call me every day.
Steve: Promised. And Amy, when I get back, weíll tell your dad.
Chapter 2: Welcome to (Pollname)
Title is used during first shot when Steve drives his Camero past the welcome sign. Stopping, Steve gets out with a duffle bag in hand. He is sucking on a sphere lollipop.
Steve: So, this is the infamous (pollname). LooksÖ peaceful.
Steve checks into a motel. There is a young, shy woman behind the counter.
Hanna: H-hello. Can I help you?
Steve: Yes, I would like to get a room.
Hanna: Oh, Iím sorry. Welcome to The Old Womanís Shoe. My name is Hanna. W-would you be wanting a room for yourself?
Steve: Yeah, just me.
Hanna: Ok. Well we have many rooms to choose from, do you have any preferences?
Steve: Do you have any overlooking the town?
Steve: Any with a view.
Hanna: Oh, yes, Room 29. Will you be staying just for the night?
Steve: Might as well stay for a while.
Hanna slams the record book closed after Steve signs it.
Hanna: I should warn you, sir, donít venture out past 8pm.
Steve: Why not?
Hanna: Thatís when Willy Winkie comes.
Steve: Whoís he?
Hanna: Sorry, I have to go
Steve raises his hand and is only able to say one word before she rushes out, leaving the key to room 29 on the desk.
Steve grabs the key and heads to his room. He lays on the bed, the ceiling fan spinning slowly above him. Suddenly, he hears a thump at the door. Pulling out his trusty gun, he puts his back on the wall near the door, gun ready, and slowly opens it. He hears another thump and looks down. A book lays on its face in the doorway. Looking out the window to make sure he was safe, Steve opens the door and grabs the book. It is a book of nursery rhymes with a note in the front cover.
Book: A survival guide. But remember, nothing is as it seems.