INT. SALLY'S SANDWICH SHOP – DAY
Haley rings up a costumer at the cashier. Ramona is behind her, leaning against the counter with a window to the kitchen where Simon is making fries.
HALEY: Don't you have somewhere to be?
HALEY: Your shift doesn't start until 3.
RAMONA: I know.
Haley looks at her incredulously.
HALEY: You know, I don't get you, Ramona. Yesterday you were late. Now you're hours early.
Simon appears by the window.
SIMON: Hales, when you accept that there's just not much to get about Ramona, life gets so much easier.
Ramona reaches behind to smack his arm.
RAMONA: I was just excited. I wanted to share the news with someone.
HALEY: And that someone was?
Simon looks at Ramona expectantly.
RAMONA: (hesitates) Both of you! I wanted to share it with both of you.
Simon sighs and lowers his head.
HALEY: What news?
HALEY: Don't you have friends?
There's a moment of silence.
SIMON: We're her friends. (to Ramona) So what is it?
RAMONA: (defeatedly) Nothing. It's not really a big deal now that I think about it. (to Haley) How was your date?
Haley gives her a look.
HALEY: It was fine. He was no Prince Charming if that's what you're asking.
SIMON: If he was, then you'd be the dragon. So be thankful.
HALEY: (dryly) Ha-ha. Very funny, Simon.
Ramona gets up.
RAMONA: I'm gonna go home to do some work. (to Simon) I'll catch you later. (to Haley) See you.
Ramona exits the counter and heads for the door.
HALEY: Bye, Monsey.
SIMON: Ramona, wait—
The bell above the door rings and Ramona is seen though the window, walking home. Haley looks at Simon, who slumps over the kitchen counter.
HALEY: Does she know?
Simon shakes his head.
HALEY: God, you are so whipped.
EXT. STREET – DAY
Ramona is marching home with a bagel in hand, after having stopped at a bakery nearby.
RAMONA: Stupid Haley. I'll show you.
She bites her bagel angrily. She opens the website for the student film festival and reads the guidelines.
Maximum duration: 30 minutes
Early Deadline: July 2, 2019 – Entry Fee: Features $35 (Students $25); Shorts $30 (Students $20)
Regular Deadline: August 1, 2019– Entry Fee: Features $45 (Students $35); Shorts $35 (Student $25)
Late Deadline: September 5, 2019 – Entry Fee: Features $55 (Students $45); Shorts $40 (Student $30)
Ramona draws in a deep breath. She opens up an empty document and stares at the blinking line.
YOU ARE READING
Ramona & The Silver Screen | ✔︎Teen Fiction
In which Ramona Ramirez tries to make a movie and discovers more about herself and the people around her than she would have ever hoped to. Extended summary inside.