A screenplay for a short film
Adapted from the one-act play
EXT. AN ABANDONED TRAIN YARD; A SMALL AMERICAN TOWN – NIGHT
The night is providing a false sense of calm.
The hour is late.
Beyond a quiet, remote gas station is a cemetery for trains.
Stillness blankets the train yard. Empty, rusted rail cars litter the space, discarded and long forgotten.
Beyond the perimeter of a broken chain-link fence, the landscape is sparse and the horizon is endless. In the distance, a faint glow and flicker of lights indicates civilization exists in the form of a small town.
From opposite ends of the yard, two young men approach.