SARAMINA'S

by Hanadi Sadi

FADE IN
EXT. US AIRWAYS AIRPLANE - SKY - NIGHT
AMINA’s voice is heard moaning loudly.
AIR HOSTESS (OS)
Sir, You're gonna have to wake her up.
INT. US AIRWAYS AIRPLANE - NIGHT
SUPERIMPOSE:
 June 24, 2010
AIR HOSTESS (45), is standing next to dozed AMINA (33), heavyweight, wearing head cover (Hijab),  her husband MAZEN (38), and her daughter AMAL (10).
AIR HOSTESS
She can't keep moaning like this. Other customers are complaining.
MAZEN
Apologies. She took a sleeping pill.
Mazen shakes Amina.
MAZEN
Amina!
AMAL
Mama, wake up.
AMINA
What?
MAZEN
Stop making sounds. It’s embarrassing.
AMINA
I'm sorry.
AIR HOSTESS
I'll get you some coffee.

Writer's excerpt courtesy NYWIFT (NYWIFT.ORG)