Watch the Skies

Synopsis: As Clayton Brownlee searches for answers about the disappearance of his father, he finds himself in the midst of Energia, a private defense contractor for whom his father worked.
14 min

What's out there?

Out in the great beyond?

And what's beyond that?

What's beyond "beyond"?

The answer is,

I don't know.

And quite frankly,

I don't want to know.

Because what I do know is that they

don't holds candle to the greatest town...

in the greatest country

an the greatest planet...

in the whole universe.

Glen vie w, Ohio...

USA, Earth.

Here in Glen view, we value diversity.

I, myself, am friends

with an Indian man named Clyde...

and Mrs. Kim,

a wonderful widow from Korea.

Hey, Mrs. Kim. Spray me!

Spray me, neighbor.


Sun shower.

Fun shower.

I don't have any black friends yet,

but lam an the market.

- My name's Evan Trautwig.

- Oh, Ed Bosani.

Every day, {ask not

what Glen view can do for me...

but what can I do for Glen view.

Jared, your glutes are tighter

than a snare drum.

That's why I founded the running club...

the Spanish table

at the community center.

And created the position

of Deputy Secretary at the city council.

All right, next item on the agenda...

stipulates curb height

for wheelchair access...

be no more than six inches in height.

I know this is a hot topic,

so I will defer to the commissioner.

Here, dreams really do come true.

A simple man can start out

as a junior manager at Costco.

And, 12 years later,

with hard work and gumption...

end up the senior manager

at that very same Costco.

I should know,

because that man's name is me.

I don't mean to bust your chops, kid,

but this is total bullshit.

Those rats are as flat

as they ever have been.

I'm sorry.

It really should be working.

Excuse me, sir,

if I might.

The activation button

is right there.

Holy sh*t!

This is incredible.

There's chipmunks

coming out of the TV, Costco!

Look, the whole gang's here.

It's a great set. Full HD.

Hey! Buddy, please,

this is a miracle of technology.

This is incredible.

Where do I pay for this baby?

Justin will load you up.

Go to front-end check out.

You're a beauty. Thank you, switch man.

Turning the switch on.

Turning on a whole new world for me.

Hey, Justin, if we stop by

some free food samples...

I'm not going to be pissed, either.

But you know what?

It's not all about work.

lha ve hada lat of fun...

and form ed friendships

that will last a lifetime.

Hey! There he is.


There are fifty stars

in the American flag.

The Constitution was created in 1787.

And, I am now an American citizen.


- Yes.

- Oh!

Antonio, that's great!

I knew it.

Good things happen to good people.

And you are a good man.

And look, boss.

I got a new tattoo to celebrate.

- Wow. That's really fresh, isn't it?

- Yeah.

"Proud to be an American." Good.

Maybe keep it covered, though, because

it's not really Costco policy, okay?

Yes, of course, boss.

I'm proud of you. This is great.

All right, I have to get out of here.

Oh, hey, listen.

If a bag of Bugles

and a six-pack of Coke go missing...

it's on me. You earned it.

Thanks, boss.

Wake up quick

at about noon

Just thought that

{had to be in Compton soon

I gotta get drunk

before the day begins

Before my mother

starts bitching about my friends

A car pulls up

Who can it be?

A fresh El Camino

rolling Kilo G

He rolled down his window

andhe started to say

It's all about making

that G. T.A.

Costco security, motherfuckers!

Yo, man

Yo, man

Yo, man

Get the f*** out

Cruising down the street

in my six-fa '

Jacking the b*tches

Slapping the has

I went to the park

to get the scoop

Knuckleheads out there

Cold, shooting some hoop

'Cause the boys in the hood

are always hard

You come talking that trash

and we 'll pull your card

Oh, yeah.

It's time to come out of the pool,



What the hell, man!



Mr. Trautwig?

Is that you?

Who's there?



What the f***?

Listen, they gave me a gun, okay?

And they didn't teach me

to use it properly.

So, you're in a lot of danger.

If you don't just

back the f*** up, okay?

Oh, no!

it's just a baby shower, hon.

I don't know why you're so excited

about going there.

Everything is so great here.

We used to hate New York together.

It was like one of our things.

It is great here, Evan. I love it.

It's just a little boring.

Actually, it's super boring.

I want to get out

and see the world a little bit.

Get some culture, eat some good food.

Go to a few museums.

We have museums here.

I think we're still

a couple of days away.

But when I get back,

I'm going to walk through that door...

and we're going to S-C-R-E-W...


Right on the kitchen floor.

Mmm. I love it when you spell it.


Or we could do it in the bedroom.

Thank you.

Or we could start in the kitchen,

then move up to the bedroom.

- Bye.

- Have fun.

Be safe!

I love you.

What is going on?

Whoa. Sorry, sir, I can't let you in there.

It's okay, I'm the manager.

This is my store.

I'm afraid your store is closed

until further notice.

What are you talking about?

We can't divulge that, sir.

Police policy.

Oh, wait a second, you're the manager.

Do you happen to know the name

of the guy who was working last night?

Yes, Antonio. Antonio Guzman.

Why? Did something happen to him?


Yeah, he's dead.


Are you sure?

Pretty sure.

It looks like your friend

was ripped apart by a wild animal.


We're dealing with

one sick son of a

Took the victim's skin.

Are there... any leads?

Or fingerprints? Or did they...?

Slow down, guy.

We only got here two hours ago.

We strung up this yellow tape,

which took a while.

So, you knew the victim well?

Yeah, he's a friend.

He just became an American citizen.

And that made you angry.

No, it made me happy.

I was happy for him.

Then why did you kill him?

I didn't kill him.

What are you talking about?

Why are you staring at me like that?

Just kidding. Come on,

maybe you can help ID the body.

Back here.

I had you going, though. Man!

The victim

has been identified as Antonia Guzman.

Here '5 what police told us

about the attack.

We will do

the best we can...

but I, for one, would like to put

some of the responsibility...

an the citizens of this town.

There are only eight caps in this town,

and there '5 thousands of you guys.

Not to point fingers or anything, but...

Stay with us for the latest details

an this developing story.

Back to you, Gail.

That's the half, and as the players

march into the locker room...

we're going to be joined

on the field by, um...

Evan Trautwig

Did anyone here cry themselves

to sleep last night?

it's okay. You can laugh.

Laughter is a common expression

of grief.

And yes, I did cry...

because a man was killed yesterday.

But tonight,

my tears have turned to fists.

Because whoever did this is still out there.

Who is this guy?

And we need to stop him

before he strikes again!

Oh, he struck again.

No more murders!

- Shh!

Because our society has rules.

And one of those rules is...

you can't kill someone

and take their skin!

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Submitted on August 05, 2018

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