K-12

Synopsis: A girl and her best friend embark on a mission to take down the oppressive schooling system of K-12 with the help of magical friends they meet along the way.
Original Story by: Melanie Martinez
Year:
2019
1,555 Views


-[Woman]

Wake up. You’re gonna be late.

(The alarm clock rings. It then levitates and flies away.

Crybaby wakes up.)

-[Crybaby VO]

Wait. What was my dream again?

I remember feeling trapped in rising heat, and there were plastic or cardboard cutouts all around me, and my gums' roots were pushing out my teeth, and the voice of a thousand angels said to me, “It’s temporary.”

Maybe that should be my mantra as I step into what will inevitably be the worst years of my life. Ah yes, off to a world in which girls are to only wear pink dresses and boys blue pants. Well, I dyed my uniform and embroidered flowers on the sleeves.

(She pauses, and laughs.)

Speaking of, I should probably change into my uniform right now. Nah, that sh*t’s itchy. It can wait.

(Harp playing)

-[Crybaby VO]

Oh yeah. And in my dream, you know, when the air below me was sucking my teeth out of their sockets, I noticed that my front two teeth stayed and the gap between them just kept getting larger and larger. How’s that even possible? I know right?

I wish my mom wasn’t passed out right now and could at least drive me to the bus stop.

(She is seen in the kitchen, trying to pour a bowl of cereal. Instead a tarantula comes out of the box.)

Phillipe? What are you doing in there? Don’t scare me like that!

What was that angel’s name again? Was it Lilly or Layla? No, I think it was Lilith.

(Birds singing)

--

(Kids talking and laughing on the school bus)

-[Crybaby]

(sigh) I feel so sick.

-[Angelita]

I can’t believe we have to do this.

-[Crybaby]

Do you think we’ll make any friends?

-[Angelita]

I hope so, but at least we have each other.

-[Crybaby]

That’s true.

(Girls Laughing)

-[Boy]

Okay, okay. Stop. Stop.

(Kids laughing)

(One of the boys in the back throws a paper airplane at Crybaby. Inside, the paper reads "gap-toothed b*tch.)

-[Crybaby]

Seriously? What does it say?

-[Angelita, to the boy in the back]

Real mature!

-[Blue boy 1 and blue boy 2]

Aw, sad little baby! Go on!

-[Kelly]

Does the bunny wabbit need some tissues?

-[Maya]

I bet she has some in her bra!

-[Angelita]

It’s okay, just ignore them. Just plastic a**holes.

-[Blue boy 1 & blue boy 2]

Crybaby, wah-wah!

-[Kids]

Wah-wah! Crybaby!

-[Kids]

Wah-wah! Wah-wah, wah-wah!

-[Crybaby VO]

This is K-12

[“WHEELS ON THE BUS”]

(Horn honking)

(Kids on the bus screaming as the bus is thrown off the road and into the body of water below.)

(Somber music as the kids realize they are underwater.)

-[Angelita, to Crybaby]

C’mon! Get up! What are you doing?

(Scared mumbling)

-[Kids]

Ahhhhh...

(String music and wind as the bus is suddenly lifted out of the water.)

-[Crybaby]

We should hang here more often.

-[Angelita]

It’s so much better up here.

-[Boy]

This isn’t real... this isn’t real...

-[Crybaby]

Should we land this thing?

-[Angelita]

Mmm, nah.

-[Boy]

I’m gonna jump out this window!

(Harp music)

(Screams)

(Wind)

(Bell chiming)

-[Crybaby]

I don’t know why people are so scared of death.

-[Angelita]

I agree. It’s just another part of life.

-[Crybaby]

You start in the womb and you end in the tomb.

-[Angelita]

Wait a second. Where is everybody?

-[Crybaby]

I don’t know if it’s because it’s cold in here, but I’m getting kind of a creepy chill down my back...

-[Together]

I love it!

(Startling music as something ghost-like passes from behind.)

-[Angelita]

What even was that?

-[Crybaby]

Scary

-[Crybaby]

(sighs.)What's the room number again?

-[Angelita]

222.

-[Crybaby]

221...

-[Angelita]

223...

-[Together]

...222.

(Door knob turning and opening)

-[Ms. Daphne]

Class, would you like to inform Crybaby and Angelita of what rule they did not follow today?

-[Whole class]

When the bell rings, you must be in your assigned seat.

-[Ms. Daphne]

What are ya deaf? Sit your asses down!

-[Crybaby and Angelita, quietly]

Sorry, Ms. Daphne.

(The loudspeaker notification beeps.)

-[Loudspeaker]

All must stand for the pledge of allegiance.

All rise!

-[Ms. Daphne]

Henry! On your feet!

-[Loudspeaker and students]

I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands...

-[Ms. Daphne]

I’m being generous with you, boy

-[Loudspeaker and students]

...One nation under God...

-[Ms. Daphne]

Last chance to stand...

-[Loudspeaker and students]

...indivisible...

-[Ms. Daphne]

...and show some respect!

-[Loudspeaker and students]

...with liberty and justice for all.

-[Henry]

You hear that? Liberty and justice for all? That’s bullshit.

(Ms. Daphne presses a button. It beeps, calling security to take him away.)

(The door opens, violently.)

-[Man]

Grab the boy.

-[Man]

Get this one.

-[Man]

Quiet!

-[Henry]

Get off me! I didn’t do anything!

-[Man]

Take him to the holding!

-[Man]

Put him in the back. This is what you get!

(All three exit, the door slams shut.)

[“CLASS FIGHT”](Time skips to naptime. There are star lights strung across the room and beds are laid out for naptime. Crybaby and Angelita discover a secret passage under the bed.)

(Girl students enter, laughing. The door closes.)

(Crybaby flicks on a light. She is now underneath the beds.)

-[Crybaby]

Angelita?

-[Angelita]

I’m over here. Can you hear me?

-[Crybaby]

Yea, where are you?

-[Angelita]

I’m trying to follow your voice.

-[Angelita]

There you are.

-[Crybaby]

Finally. How do they expect us to sleep in here?

-[Angelita]

I don’t know. I am kind of sleepy though...

-[Crybaby]

Well, wake up. I got that thrown at my head.

-[Angelita]

Who drew this?

-[Crybaby]

That girl Kelly. I think she’s tryin’ to like rip my head off or something

-[Angelita]

Well, what are you gonna do? You gotta defend yourself!

-[Crybaby]

I can’t defend myself. I don’t know how to fight, I just, I don’t even know how to do that— Ow!

-[Angelita]

Hold it together, girl. We are capable of doing whatever we want. Remember?

-[Crybaby]

No. I can’t, it’s cheating.

-[Angelita]

Do you really think we’d have these abilities if we weren’t supposed to use them?

-[Crybaby]

I don’t know. I just feel like I have an unfair advantage.

-[Angelita]

Well, I don’t know. Why don’t you call your mom and ask her what she thinks you should do?

-[Crybaby]

My mom?

-[Angelita]

Mmhmm

-[Crybaby]

No, it’s okay. She’s probably sleeping right now and honestly, I don’t even think she would pick up the ph—

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Melanie Martinez

Melanie Adele Martinez is an American singer and songwriter. Born in Astoria, Queens, and raised in Baldwin, New York, Martinez rose to fame in 2012 after appearing on season 3 of the American television talent show The Voice. more…

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