Joe Meets God, Buys a Futon

Joe Meets God, Buys a Futon

{note: I couldn’t figure out how to make screenplay format work on this blog, but since this is a first draft anyway, I thought I’d go ahead and just improvise.}

FADE IN:

INT. GOD’S APARTMENT. DAY.

[A knock on the door, and GOD answers it. He is surprisingly young. Knocking on the door is JOE, 20ish.]

JOE
Hi, I’m here about the futon?

GOD
Oh, sure come in. Like I said in the ad, it’s nothing special, but it’s pretty good for the price.

[A studio apartment, typical bachelor pad: overstocked liquor cabinet, understocked refrigerator.]

JOE
Why are you getting rid of it?

GOD
I don’t know. It was just like taking up space. Can I get you something to drink? Water, wine? Have some wine. I’ll get you a glass.

[He goes into the kitchen and runs the tap. He comes back with a glass of water and hands it to Joe, who is testing out the futon.]

JOE
(taking a sip)
Thanks, that’s some good wine.

GOD
Oh wait, I forgot.

[He takes the glass back, passes His hand over it, and it turns into red wine. He hands it back to Joe, who is stunned.]

JOE
My God, what’d you just do?

[God shrugs.]

GOD
You prefer white?

[He waves His hand and the wine turns white. Joe is shocked.]

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