AND THE WINNERS ARE:
Jessica Lange (40%)
Jake Gyllanhaal (55%)
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Ext. Log Cabin. Mid-1800's - Day
A young COWBOY rides up to a modest log cabin set on a farm. As he climbs down off his horse,
geese snap, chickens CACKLE. A WOMAN, his mother's age, opens the door, observing him with a shotgun.
What can I do for you?
Thank you, ma'am. I was wondering if you could use any help around the farm?
Mrs. Johnson sent me.
Margaret studies his thin frame and handsome, but pale face.
I notice the roof needs mending.
Have you had anything to eat today?
No, ma'am. Not yet.
She gestures he come into the cabin.
INT. CABIN. KITCHEN - DAY
Coffee permeates the kitchen and biscuits sit in the center of the table. Jake quickly glances at
its humble surroundings, and stares at a photo.
Thank you, ma'am.
Awkward silences exchange between them as Margaret sets a plate of fried chicken and biscuits, and a cup of coffee before him.
What's your name, son?
Margaret's eyes widen; she stumbles. Jake quickly assists her to a chair.
Are you all right, maw?
She gazes at him questioning how he knew she was his mother, then notices a pendant worn around Jake's neck.
Paw gave you that pendant, didn't he?
Jake's eyes well with tears.
I gave it to him before I left.
While Jake kneels before her, Margaret begins to cry.
Don't cry, maw.
I should never have left you, son. Can you forgive me?
Jake rises to hug her.
FADE TO BLACK
**written by petra michelle**