Question & Answer 3 – Cyrus Parker

QUESTION 3

INT. SUBMARINE – NIGHT(MAYBE? OR DAY? EVENING?)

It’s a shit title, let’s be honest, and the set-up relies on an innate knowledge of living onboard a submarine and all the stuff that goes on with it. Everything is grey, the protaganist [might be the antagonist] used to make a joke that living onboard a submarine was just staring at fifty different shades of grey. This joke was before the book was even conceived. He can’t use that joke anymore – but please know there is no colour in a submarine, everything is grey. Fourty nine and a half different shades of grey.

……………………………..SONAR OPERATOR
………………I’ve just learnt what nihilartikel means.

……………………………..CHIEF
…………………life on board…

……………………………..SONAR OPERATOR
………………I think it means me, some broken entry on
………………a map that exists purely to confuse other
………………people. I’m not even worth some grid
………………co-ordinates.

The submarine begins to fall apart.

The submarine begins to fall apart.

The sub marine begins to fall apart.

……………………………..SONAR OPERATOR (CONT’D)
………………I think I’m falling apart.

……………………………..VOICEOVER
………………And it’s at this point crush depth forces
………………the hate into some innocent flesh. It’s
………………here that we the lines blur. Boundaries no
………………longer exist. Where does reality seep out?

……………………………..SONAR OPERATOR
………………Another fucking shade of grey.

The Sonar Operator has fallen apart.

– Aaron Kent

Answer 3

reality.
reality.
reality.

the sonar operator falls apart.
……………………i am nothing.
the submarine falls apart.
……………………i am nowhere.
the ocean falls apart.
……………………i am drowning.
the world falls apart.
……………………i have drowned.

forty-nine-and-a-half shades of grey blend
together. grey turns to white, white turns to black
and i am choking on the weight of it all.
i sink down to where the darkness is too dark
and my feet touch ground but i am weightless.
i scream and nothing comes out of my mouth
but i hear it in my head.

the sonar pings.

……..the universe falls apart.

nihilartikel.
nihilartikel.
nihilartikel

……………………everything is fake.

– Cyrus Parker

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