C H A P T E R 13

STAGING AND CAMERA FOR OVER EASY ACTION SCENE

Synopsis: GEORGE, mid-thirties, returning to his hometown after a 10-year absence, has just visited his comatose father in the hospital where he runs into TOM, a friend from high school who is driving a volunteer ambulance. Tom offers George a ride home.

EXT. COUNTRY ROAD - DAY

Bumper-to-bumper traffic crawling along. The ambulance stuck in the middle of it all, its lights flashing to no avail.

TOM
Lotta jerks moved outhere since you left. Come LaborDay it quiets down some, butit never gets like it was whenwe were kids. Hell, I don’tknow half the people in townanymore. They’re crowding outthe locals with the prices they’repaying for houses - Hell, if itwasn’t for my father leaving ...

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