That book was my life! My great-grandfather wrote that book! (Sobbing suddenly/ going limp)
I was on the verge of becoming complete!
(Lets go of Lynn and falls to the ground weeping/comically and over dramatic)
My great-grandfather’s wisdom was right there… in my hands. He was such a wise man and a wonderful magician! I was going to be whole… independent just like him… why would you do this to me? (sobbing) You stole my book… You're so mean! (Throws a shoe at Lynn)
LYNN: (Unmoved by the shoe tossing) Michael… (Crouching down to his level) With or without your precious book you will never be complete. Look at you- you’re pathetic. You’re selfish, cowardly and useless. It would take a whole lot more than a f****ng book to save you.
(Studying him for a long period as he snivels on the floor) I don’t have your book…
MICHAEL: (Sniffling, wiping his nose) You don’t?
LYNN: No. (Standing up/ towering over him) But I know who does.
I write scripts just for fun. I've been doing since I was 14. I've started about 50 different screen plays but I've only completely finished 3 full lengths and abut a dozen shorts. I'm not really interested in trying to sell them or anything like that. I keep them to myself for my own personal entertainment- but I'll share them if I know of someone who might appreciate them.
Anywho, that little piece was from a script I started about four years ago called "The Declaration of Independence". Briefly, it's about three hipsters on a cruise ship trying to work through the steps from a book that teaches you how to become "complete". It's like Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas meets Fight Club. It's funny, gritty and full of absurd philosophical bull crappery. Definitely my favorite.
Ok, I know what you're thinking, " when is she going to explain this outfit and weird makeup??"
Heh, I'm not. Good night.