- Saturday 1st September 2012, 6:26pm [Edited]
- Everton, England
- 3,190 posts
It is a lovely summer morning in suburbia.
We see a middle aged woman in her kitchen making a cake from a recipe book that is propped up by a biscuit barrel.
The woman potters around setting up the mixing bowl and ingredients etc. As she
goes to the fridge to get eggs we see on the fridge door a flyer stating 'Grand Cake Competition' at the local church hall. We also see a photo on the fridge showing her holding an elaborate three tier cake; she is wearing a winner's sash
The woman then gets her hands stuck into mixing the contents of a bowl as she does so the telephone rings. The woman ponders on whether to answer it; the phone stops then starts ringing again immediately.
The woman grabs a T towel and half cleans her hands, as she gets to the phone, the ringing has stopped.
The woman then presses 1471 then shakes her head and replaces the receiver. The phone is now covered in cake mix much to her annoyance.
We now see the kitchen from the back bedroom window of the house opposite.
There is a telephone on the window ledge, a hand replaces the receiver.
The woman in the back kitchen returns to mixing the cake she is slightly flustered but calms down as she looks at her cat dozing on the open window ledge.
As the woman starts to mix her cake again the cat suddenly screams and jumps off the window ledge knocking things all over the kitchen.
The woman holds her hands to her head in fright. The mix is in her hair, as she surveys the kitchen we see spilt milk, broken eggs and broken glass all over the floor.
The woman is near to tears as she drops to her hands and knees and starts tidying the kitchen floor.
We are back over the road we see the hand as it places a catapult next to the phone on the back bedroom window ledge.
Back in the kitchen the woman is still on her knees cleaning as is almost in tears. The kitchen is wrecked.
We then see the recipe book which has now got a bright dot on it which turns brown and the goes on fire.
After a few moments the woman sees the fire which has now spread to the kitchen roll.
The woman totally panics and picks up the mop bucket and throws its contents over the work surface. The fire stops but everything is in ruins.
We are back over the road; we see the hand place a magnifying glass next to the catapult and phone on the back bedroom window ledge.
The hand then places a framed photo on the window ledge. In the picture we see a woman holding an elaborate cake she is wearing a sash saying 'Runner Up'