Mitosis – Act 1, Scene 5

This scene is part of the first draft of a screenplay I’ve written as part of my Masters. See past days to catch up on the rest of the story. Happy reading.


Daniel leaves a taxi and drags his overlarge suitcase as he joins a stream of travellers entering the airport. He looks around at the rabble of people, flinching away from them, disturbed.

The person next to him sniffs.

He looks across to see a teenage girl. Daniel focuses in on her as she blows his nose. He sees red around the nose, bleary eyes and a snotty nose.

Daniel steps back from the girl disturbed, only to step into a geriatric man. Daniel focuses in on the mans mouth as he gives a smile full of rotten teeth.

Daniel backs away again, this time to bump into an overweight middle aged man. Daniel focuses in on his pit stains and backs away again.

He pinballs from one disturbing passenger to another.

He sees a Mum travelling with her kids, one of whom has a lollipop. Daniel focuses in as the kid drops the lollipop on the ground, picks it up by the candy section and puts it back into his mouth. The family continue to walk past Daniel and the lollipops kids hands very nearly touch him. He jumps back in fright.

He hits hard into a long line of luggage trolleys being pushed by a airport employee. With a big crash and clutter most of them fall over.

Daniel corrects himself and swings round to pick up some of the trolleys. As he does so however his overlarge suitcase swings with him and knocks over the few remaining trolleys.

The airport employee angrily curses at Daniel and waves him off.

With a sorry look over his shoulder as the employee starts to pick up the trolleys Daniel hurriedly enters the airport. He flinches once more as he gets close to another traveller.

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