Return to Sender

Following the success of the online story composition of “Snakes on a Plane”, I am proud to announce the next collaborative movie “Return to Sender”.


Our friendly American Postal worker, a happy and go lucky chappie adored by all his customers is happily delivering him mail one morning.  He looks into his bag to find a brown paper package, which under closer observation, is ticking. He hadn’t noticed that before.  The package is split slightly, exposing a couple of wires and a numerical display counting down. It currently reads 9 hours 11 minutes.

Suspecting he is carrying a terrorist bomb, Postie (name to be decided) examines (gently) the package further to find that the postal regulation required return address is printed on a neat metallic sticker (with flowers embossed in the corner).

At that moment, Postie decides… He will Return to Sender….


Scene Padding

Carrying a potentially live bomb is probably not the most sensible thing to do, especially considering the day Postie is having. During his efforts to return to sender, Postie has a car accident, crashing his postal van into the back of a school bus, carrying disabled kids on a day trip to the zoo.  Fearing for their lives, he jumps from the speeding postal van, cascading down the embankment on to the freeway…

Will he survive the onslaught of traffic ? Will he survive the jump ? Will he manage to Return to Sender before the counter reaches zero and give them a taste of their own medicine ?


You decide…..


Please add any plot suggestions to the comments.

3 replies on “Return to Sender”

The postman has no motivation to hunt down the bomber. he should already have delivered a similar package that killed people on his round.
Preferably his mum was on his round and the bomb killed her, his newly born twin girls (blonde obviously as it’s American) and also left his wife in a coma.

Why not also give the plot a Fight Club style ywist, and the postie sent the bomb in the first place.
Have his newly woken up wife take revenge when they both realise who sent the first bomb.

Big excitement when he finally looks at the package again to see how much time is left it now reads 10hrs 40mins. This will puzzle the hell out of him what does he do next is it counting to a set time in which case BBOOOOOOMMMM whoops it was counting to 10hrs 41mins. 🙂

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