You're going to break your neck anyway, why not have fun doing it?
By Streeter Seidell
NOTE: We will only see Mike and Taylor when they bounce into frame. The camera will remain locked off, pointed up at the sky. Only one will be in frame at any given time unless otherwise noted. EXT. BURBS MIKE and TAYLOR, both around 14, jump on a trampoline. MIKE I wish my mom would get me a trampoline. TAYLOR Dude, dude! Watch this! Taylor does a flip MIKE SICK! My mom says trampolines are dangerous. TAYLOR Double flip! Taylor does a double flip. We hear a POP as he lands. MIKE You're the king of the tramp! Taylor now has a bloody toilet paper in both nostrils. TAYLOR (spitting a little blood) Dude, your mom's a re. (re: blood) I hurt myself worse than this playing videogames. MIKE PANCAKE! Mike jumps up and falls with his back to the ground. We hear a STRETCH and SNAP TAYLOR Nice! As Mike bounces back up he's in a neck brace. MIKE I saw, like, an old pic of my dad when he was a kid and he was playing on this, like, crappy toy car - TAYLOR Popcorn me! Taylor tucks into a cannonball, he bounces into frame like this a few times while Mike is talking. MIKE Sure - and I was like, Dad, you're just jealous cuz you didn't have cool stuff and - They collide mid-air with a wet SMACK. As Mike bounces up he's missing teeth. MIKE - jealous cuz you didn't have cool stuff and that's why you won't get me a tramp! We hear two dull THUDS. Taylor un-cannonballs himself and he has two black eyes. TAYLOR Dads are so freaking stupid. MIKE Not your dad! TAYLOR MEGA BOUNCE! Taylor jams on the tramp and bounces super high. We hear a CRACK and see a Squirell and some leaves fall down before Taylor returns to frame with a bloody gash in his head covered in twigs and leaves. TAYLOR Dude, my dad is lame as hell. He said no more than two people on the tramp at once. So stupid. A third kid, Tucker, bounces into frame. TUCKER What's up, buttholes? TAYLOR Sup Tucker. MIKE Yo Tuck. TUCKER Double jump me, dickbags! Mike and Taylor jump down together. We see Tucker fly WAY too high and sideways. We hear him land with a THUD. TAYLOR It's like, I'm a responsible dude - We hear ambulance sirens in the BG. TAYLOR I could have, like, a thousand people on the tramp and it'd be fine. We hear EMT's working on Tucker. Red lights flash on Taylor and Mike as they jump. EMT (OS) Jesus Christ, his pupils aren't tracking. Intubate him, NOW! We hear car doors shut and the ambulance pull off, sirens screaming. MIKE Totally. TAYLOR BELLYFLOP! MIKE You talk to Stacy at all? Two crunchy SNAPS. As Taylor bounces back into frame, he has two arm casts on with connectors to his torso. TAYLOR Ew dude, Stacy is gross. MIKE Whatever man, you like her. TAYLOR NO I DON'T! MIKE I'm an Indian, dude! Mike jumps up and sits indian style on his way down. Two more crunchy SNAPS. As he bounces back up he's in a wheelchair. TAYLOR I don't like Stacy, OK? Don't tell people that. MIKE She's hot, dude. TAYLOR Ew. SPRING BOOST! Taylor jumps sideways. We hear metallic snapping / spring sounds accompanied by a shredding noise. Taylor misses a few jumps. MIKE I'd do her. When Taylor jumps back up his abdomen is completely shredded and wrapped with bloody bandages. TAYLOR You gotta grow a dick first, loser. Some of Taylor's intestines are hanging out. MIKE Why, so you can try to look at it! TAYLOR BACK FLIP! Taylor does a back flip. We hear a sickening CRACK MIKE HUGE! When Taylor bounces back into frame he's clearly dead. MIKE I still think Stacy is hot no matter what you say. Beat. Taylor's limp body still bounces up and down with Mike. MIKE When she gets her braces off, you'll see. Beat. MIKE You'll see... END. Optional Tag Wide shot of Mike bouncing with the still dead Taylor bouncing with him. Mike lands weird on his ankle. He SCREAMS and starts crying MIKE I twisted my ankle! MOMMMM!!!!