Trevor sits at his desk working on his English homework. As he is writing his essay suddenly his desktop monitor goes black. A cryptic message appears on Trevor’s screen explaining that he has been monitored by a student-operated secret society called… ‘The Collective’.
The Collective allegedly needs Trevor’s talents on their sports team and instructs him that he MUST NOT tell anybody about the secret organization. Trevor is understandably spooked about the message and things only get worse as he is drawn into a world of secrets and sinister intentions. Join us on this episode of Tales of the Text as we explore the creepy underworld of secret societies in…’The Collective’.
INT. TREVOR’S BEDROOM – NIGHT
Trevor sits at his desk working on his English homework. As he’s writing his essay, suddenly, his desktop monitor goes black.
What the fuck?
Trevor fumbles with his computer mouse and keyboard trying to find any sort of life on his desktop.
As he is about to give up, the letter “c” written in red and gold appears on his screen for a brief second before disappearing.
After the letter “c” disappears, a message displays that reads:
Trevor Hilton, for the past four years, The Collective, which is a talented group of teens based in Baltimore, has been watching you excel in your high school career. The goal of the Collective is to help teens like yourself achieve excellence in every endeavor. We NEED you and your talents on our sports team, and we have connections to get you to Ohio. However, don’t look for us. When you are ready, we will find you. Also, Trevor, for the safety of you and your loved ones, discretion is vital. DO NOT tell anyone outside the Collective about this message.
After reading the message, Trevor’s monitor turns back on.
The essay Trevor was working on has been deleted and replaced with a completed one.
Oh, hell naw!
Trevor picks up his phone and calls his friend Maleik.
What’s popping Trev?
Join us after the drama for our After The Text segment where we discuss the themes covered in the show. We discuss how the characters and story lines in the show relate to our own lives and what lessons we can take from this episode of Tales of the Text podcast.
Hugo Sunchild @hugo_sunchild
Ms. J (Joi Mitchell)
Music From Epidemic Sounds
Scott Stronach – SoundMind Editing
Epidemic Sound & Youtube Audio Library
Recorded At Mystery Street Recording ~ Chicago, Illinois
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