Second Chances

Submitted for Contest #54 in response to: Write a story about a TV show called "Second Chances."... view prompt

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Submitted on 08/14/2020

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SECOND CHANCES 

Season 1, Episode 1: “Something’s brewing” 

(Scene fades into the light, shining upon a bustled Chicago neighborhood. Street vendors, kids, trucks passing by. We cut to teens walking down the street)

Izzie: “Hey, Casey! Ah, beautiful day isn’t it?” 

Casey: “Yeah, if you like the weather cold as balls.” (he shivers)

Izzie: “I don’t know, I kinda like it. It means that I get to wear my favorite hoodies.” 

Casey: “Yeah, I guess.” 

(Casey was trying to hide his disinterest. Izzie had been his next door neighbor for as long as he could remember. They never talked, but all of a sudden, Izzie wanted to talk to him. This confused Casey, but he went along with it.)

Izzie: “So uh… how’s school going?” 

Casey: “It’s… going.” 

Izzie: “Ms. Wormwood still givin’ ya hell?” 

Casey: “Always.”  

Izzie: “Ya know… I never understood why she gave you such a hard time.” 

Casey: “Maybe it’s because I never listened.” 

Izzie: “Yeah, I get like that sometimes too. (chuckles) Ya know, there was this one time… I was actually helping with decorations for senior prom, and Eddie Monohan started to--” 

(Izzie started to read the look on Casey’s face. He was staring into space; his eyes wandering in all directions. He looked like he was thinking about something else) 

Izzie: “Is there a problem, Case? You seem… distant.” 

Casey: “Huh? Oh, yeah- I’m just thinking, is all.” 

Izzie: “You sure?” 

Casey: “Well…” 

Izzie: (playfully) “Well what? C’mon, you can tell me.” 

Casey: “Ok fine. It’s just that… I don’t know, it kinda irks me that you’re talking to me.” 

Izzie: “Oh. Way to be subtle, were you going for douche or asshole?” 

Casey: “No, (laughs) I didn’t mean it like that. I’m just curious that after all these years of literally being 15 feet away from each other, you never said anything.” 

Izzie: “Woah, uh… a lot of things played into that.” 

Casey: “Yeah? Like what?” 

Izzie: “Well, there’s school--”

Casey: “What about after?” 

Izzie: “I had after-school activities.” 

Casey: “Like blowing Jake Gregory?” 

Izzie: “Wha-- who told you that?” 

Casey: “There’s something called closing a window. I used to see that everyday when taking out the trash.” 

Izzie: “Well, shit. Now you’re making me sound like a whore.” 

Casey: “Well… am I wrong?” 

(Izzie punched his arm) 

Casey: “Ow, what?” 

Izzie: “He was my first and ONLY boyfriend, you can’t blame me for wanting to get intimate. Plus, I hardly remember it, so it doesn’t count.” 

Casey: “If all the times you fucked someone didn’t count because you didn’t remember, then you’d be a virgin.” 

Izzie: (scoffs) “I’m NOT the type of person that sleeps around.” 

Casey: “Yeah I know…”

(a short pause) 

Casey: “Ok, maybe I’m being a 

 harsh.” 

Izzie: “A little?” (she perked one eyebrow up) 

Casey: “Ok a lot.” 

Izzie: “Didn’t you used to have a crush on me? Is that why you’re all butthurt?” 

Casey: (laughs) “Maybe, maybe not. Who knows?” 

Izzie: “Alright, well you don’t have to go attacking me, first of all.”

Casey: “You’re right, I’m sorry.” 

Izzie: “Um, (chuckles) that didn’t sound very genuine, SIR.”

Casey: “Ok, MA’AM. I’m sorry, there. That make you feel better?” 

Izzie: “Ugh, shut up.” (giggles)

Casey: “So… why the sudden change of heart, really?” 

Izzie: “I guess I just thought I should talk to you more, ya know? I feel bad.” 

Casey: “You sure it’s because YOU don’t have a crush on me?” 

Izzie: “What?” (scoffs) “Nooooo.” 

(Casey was right. Izzie had grown to realize that she liked Casey, but her timing couldn’t have been worse. Casey was already off to college. But Izzie had a plan.) 

Casey: “I guess that’s plausible. The ONEtime I asked you out, you said no.” 

Izzie: “It was sophomore year. And that’s because I was unsure at the time.” 

Casey: “Oh, so you’re sure now?”

Izzie: “That’s not what I meant.” (laughs) “You were just… sooo ready for something that I needed time with.” 

Casey: “Oh. Well I think 18 years is enough, yeah?” 

Izzie: “Ha ha. Shut up.” 

Casey: “But I was ready, and I was gonna take it slow with you.” 

Izzie: “I don’t believe that. Your nickname was Flash in High School.”

Casey: “That’s because I ran track.” 

Izzie: “And through women.” 

Casey: “Hey! That is NOT true. I only had a couple of flings here and there, but nothing serious. I wanted to be serious with 

In my eyes, you were the only one worth making a commitment to.”

Izzie: “Oh, am I supposed to fall in love with you now?” 

Casey: “Hey, I mean if it worked…” 

Izzie: “Shut up.” 

Casey: “Ha, you know you love me.” 

Izzie: “No I don’t. Just because I’m talking to you doesn’t mean anything.” 

Casey: “The fact that you’re STILL talking says it all.” 

Izzie: “Yeah yeah, shut up.” 

Casey: “I thought this was your attempt at being nice to me.”

Izzie: “Well, I’m taking a different approach.” 

Casey: (laughs) 

Izzie: “So… what college are you going to?”

Casey: “Oh, um…. Washington State, I think.” 

Izzie: “Damn, that’s gonna be far away.”

Casey: “Yeah, but I’ll visit here and there. I haven’t made a full decision yet. I’m mulling Washington State or Kansas.” 

Izzie: “Go to Kansas, that’s where I’ll be!”

Casey: “Why?” 

Izzie: “Because, it’s close to both of us and we could be buddies there.” 

Casey: “Ohhhh, I see.” 

Izzie: (thinking) “And because I like you, you idiot.” 

Casey: “Um… I guess, but that depends on if Washington State accepts me. I get my letter today!” 

Izzie: “Aww, nice!”

(Casey’s phone rings)

Casey: “Yeah, it is. Oh, shoot, gotta go pick up some stuff from the store, my mom just texted me.”  

Izzie: “Ok.” 

Casey: “You should stop by my house, say hi to the fam.” 

Izzie: “I will!” 

Casey: “See ya around, Iz.” 

Izzie: “You too!”  

(Casey leaves the shot, Izzie, looks off and sprints to Casey’s house. She gets there, Casey’s mom opens the door) 

Casey’s Mom: “Hey Izzie! How are you?”

Izzie: “Good! Um, Casey told me he needed something from the mail.”

Casey’s Mom: “Oh, it’s right over there on the coffee table, honey.” 

Izzie: “Thanks!” 

(Izzie goes over to the coffee table. She finds the envelope marked “Washington State”. She finds out that he was accepted. She rips up the letter.) 

Izzie: “He can’t leave. Not now. Now is the time for…. My second chance.” 

(Fade to black, episode ends)

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47 comments

Rhondalise Mitza
17:08 Sep 23, 2020

Hey, good edits here.

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Daryl Gravesande
13:28 Sep 24, 2020

Awww, thanks :)

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Rhondalise Mitza
13:55 Sep 24, 2020

What did you think of this week’s prompts?

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Avani Gupta
12:53 Nov 02, 2020

Hi, Daryl! is everything okay? I noticed you haven't posted a new story in a few months now :/

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Daryl Gravesande
13:49 Nov 02, 2020

Oh, I've just been busy, with no real motivation to write anymore. Sorry, but I think that may have been my last story.

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Avani Gupta
13:56 Nov 02, 2020

Oh, okay. I understand. I hope you get inspired soon and stuff.

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Daryl Gravesande
05:27 Nov 05, 2020

Awhh thanks :)

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Laiba M
00:32 Sep 24, 2020

Hi Daryl! We haven't had a comment conversation in a while lol~ This story was good, I liked the format! How's your show going?

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Daryl Gravesande
13:28 Sep 24, 2020

Hi, and thanks! The show hasn't really been worked on since like the 11th or 12th episode, so idk if it's ever gonna be picked up again, lol. Thanks for asking tho, and I always enjoy our talks!

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Laiba M
18:09 Sep 25, 2020

Oh hm~ it seemed like a fun project to do!! I haven't been able to write in a long time, I've been so busy :( hopefully, I can get out a story or two this week! How are you~? Are you doing online or in-person classes?

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Daryl Gravesande
03:16 Sep 26, 2020

I'm good lol, and online school. It's been hectic, so I haven't had time to write either lol

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Laiba M
10:49 Sep 26, 2020

Me too! I just posted a story after not posting for like 4 months lol~~ you should check it out!! It's called Batool :)

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Daryl Gravesande
02:16 Sep 30, 2020

Okieee, I'll check it outttt

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Avani Gupta
20:12 Sep 17, 2020

Nice story!! I'm so glad to see you posting!!!

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Daryl Gravesande
02:45 Sep 18, 2020

Aww, thanks :)

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Sahitthian 🤗
03:16 Sep 08, 2020

Hilarious story.Good story.Great job👍keep it up.Keep writing. Would you mind to read my story “The dragon warrior?”

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Daryl Gravesande
05:29 Sep 08, 2020

Sure.

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Chrissy Lemon
06:20 Sep 02, 2020

Great story

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This story was awesome. I loved the way you wrote, it made it super fun to read. You are a very gifted writer. Oh lol, I like your profile picture. And I saw that you like parks and recreation. Welcome to team awesome.

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Daryl Gravesande
14:11 Sep 01, 2020

Aww thanks for the feedback! I had no idea I was a gifted writer. Average, at best. But thank youuuu! :)

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Your welcome! I spread nothing but the truth! Us writers have to stick together. :) You are far too efficient to be average.

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Krishi Norris
21:20 Aug 24, 2020

Nice story! This was so unique! Do you mind checking out my most recent story, "A Reunion in One Act"? Thanks!

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Daryl Gravesande
01:22 Aug 25, 2020

No problem! :)

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Cricketer Amogh
12:43 Aug 24, 2020

It's a wonderful story! Please read my latest story The Secret Organisation { Part 2 }

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Daryl Gravesande
01:22 Aug 25, 2020

Alrighty, will do :)

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Cricketer Amogh
04:58 Aug 25, 2020

I would be waiting for your comment and like

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Iona Cottle
21:42 Aug 20, 2020

Screenplays aren’t my thing, so there’s not much feedback I can give I’m afraid. It seems weird that Izzie seems to know Casey’s mom though, given that Izzie and Casey have never talked.

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Daryl Gravesande
03:58 Aug 21, 2020

Oh SHOOT, ur rightttt. But in the story, I said/implied that Casey msged his mom that Izzie was coming over. But thanks for the feedback tho!

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Keerththan 😀
05:34 Aug 20, 2020

Funny story. Wonderfully written. You made it into a episode. Nice job. Great story. Keep writing. Would you mind reading my new story "Secrets don't remain buried?"

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Daryl Gravesande
20:40 Aug 20, 2020

Yessssirrrrr

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Keerththan 😀
08:49 Sep 06, 2020

Would you mind checking out my new one and share your views on it?

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Daryl Gravesande
04:57 Sep 07, 2020

Sure

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Lexi Robinson
20:44 Aug 16, 2020

Great story!! Loved reading it

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Daryl Gravesande
23:29 Aug 18, 2020

Thanksss! Any chance you have Insta?

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Lexi Robinson
08:11 Aug 19, 2020

Yeah!! Denila_l hmu.

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Daryl Gravesande
20:39 Aug 20, 2020

Follow back? lol

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Pragya Rathore
05:30 Aug 16, 2020

Great story! It was really funny, and I love how, instead of incorporating the TV show into the story, you made it out to be an episode. This was great, keep it up!

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Daryl Gravesande
23:28 Aug 18, 2020

Aww, thanks!

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Pragya Rathore
03:05 Aug 19, 2020

You're most welcome :)

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Daryl Gravesande
21:26 Aug 21, 2020

Heyy, spread the word abt the story?

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Pragya Rathore
02:03 Aug 22, 2020

Sure! :)

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Daryl Gravesande
16:15 Aug 22, 2020

THANK YOUUUU! :)

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Rhondalise Mitza
02:33 Aug 15, 2020

Interesting work. I liked the premise and the characters for the most part, so good work. The end was strong and you could follow up with another story. It was kind of obvious this was more your element; you have had experience in writing screenplays and shows before. Though, some of the humor was a little off color, which I know should make sense because the characters are older and just meeting again, but it didn't make me like them a whole lot. Like, their main character pulls were that they had sarcastic banter, but aside from that I was...

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Daryl Gravesande
00:04 Aug 16, 2020

Oh wow. Yes, that did help and I will keep all of that in mind. Also, glad to BE back.

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Daryl Gravesande
21:27 Aug 21, 2020

Heyyyy, spread the word abt my story????

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