“Light of the World”
(1) EXT. ARCADIA NATIONAL PARK – DAY
An older jeep type vehicle is driving on the winding road across the mountain ridges. We follow from a distance while the credits display in the lower left. The trees are lush and there is a summer breeze.
(2) EXT. GAS STATION – LATE IN THE DAY
The jeep arrives at the gas station, and 20 year old Mike steps out. He stops, adjust his hat and heads into the store.
(3) INT. GAS STATION
As he enters the doors a bell rings. He looks around and wonders over to the cashier.
I'm looking for Dale?
Your talking to him. You must be Mike, your Dad told me a lot about you.
Yeah. Its all lies
(Laughs) Joker like your Dad I see. So what all did he tell you about this job.
Gas Station Attendant for the Night Shift.
He didn't tell you did he? Recently there have campers going missing. It seems someone or something has been kidnapping them. The police haven't been able to find anything. Johnny's the only one who ever escaped claimed it was some evil creature, but he's gone insane after what happened. They say this creature roams the woods every night looking for his next victim, and you'll be right here in the center of it.
Mike looks a little freaked out, wide eyed staring at Dale.
I'm just messing with you son, their ain't no evil creatures out there.
I see you've got jokes too
What can I say I like to keep the mood light. Now in all seriousness. There are a few things you need to know. This Road you got here (Points to Map) on spans over 60 miles through the national park. Across those 60 miles there is only one Gas Station and that's us smack dab in the middle. That's why we are open 24/7 so people don't run out of gas and get stuck. Now you heard about that big casino they are building in Pine Hill?
Yeah its going to be freakin huge.
Exactly and they need a ton of contractors half of which are coming from Wheatly. And you know what the fastest route to get there is?
Through the national park. Yeah but I shouldn't be seeing to many of them. I mean they get off at 5. I don't start till 7.
No, you see they have to finish the Casino before winter so they are working around the clock in staggered shifts. You will be busy all night.
What? The whole reason I wanted the night shift was lack of people.
Look, I'm not stupid son I know your dad's forcing you to be here. But this job is important and even more so at night, these people rely on us to be open. Beside the night shift is the best. People are usually less in a hurry, nice, and you'll get to know some of the regulars real well. Oh also make sure there's plenty of coffee; we'll make way more money off that then the gas. Alright lets do the tour.
(4) EXT. Gas Station - Sunset
They walk around to the outside windows.
Now the whole building has storm shutters all around it. They're real easy to use. All you do is pull out the pin here at the top, pull down the shutter and pin it here at the bottom. You will probably have to use these at some point as way up here we get some nasty winds during a storm. So keep an eye on the weather. That tv by the register has satellite so just make sure you check in every now and then, its channel 88 it written on the tv.
So pull down the shutters for a regular storm?
Well obviously if its just sprinkling you don't need to pull them down. But if you see a thunder storm coming and they say high winds you betcha. Alright lets go look at the pumps.
They walk over to the pumps
CAMERA PULLS OUT
(5) INT. GAS STATION – NIGHT
Well that covers everything here are the keys. If you forget something there is a user manual under the register. Just remember take care of the place and make sure all the people are...
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