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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Those Were the Days

And the winners are:
Tie between Jessica Lange & Goldie Hawn as Cynthia
Jamie Lee Curtis as Susan
Sam Shepard as Jake
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

INT. DINING ROOM. HOME - WEEK BEFORE CHRISTMAS

With the television on, two female FRIENDS since their days of college in the 1970's, are dining.

SUSAN
Remember the love-ins?

CYNTHIA
How can I forget? That's how I met Jake.

SUSAN
How's it been since the divorce?

CYNTHIA
I miss him, Susan.

Susan nods sympathetically. After a brief silence, a program grabs her attention.

SUSAN
Oh my God. Look what's on.

INSERT TELEVISION PROGRAM:

MICHAEL DOUGLAS
For this entire week, our special guests will be John Lennon
and Yoko Ono. Welcome back, John, Yoko.

SUSAN
Remember the episode where they tried to spread the word
of love by randomly calling people and saying I love you.

CYNTHIA
We were idealistic then.

As she excitedly turns to Cynthia,

SUSAN
Let's do it!

CYNTHIA
Do what?

SUSAN
Make calls and say I love you.

CYNTHIA
It's silly.

SUSAN
It wasn't then.

CYNTHIA
It's different now.

SUSAN
What jaded adults we've become. Well, I say, as adults,
it's up to us to keep that flame of love burning.

CYNTHIA
(shaking her head)
Where is it?

Susan searches for and finds the telephone book. As she sits,

SUSAN
I feel like burning incense and turning on a lava lamp.

While Cynthia lightheartedly rolls her eyes, Susan runs her finger down a list of names, then stops.

SUSAN
Helen Davis.

CYNTHIA
Don't frighten her.

SUSAN
Hello? Is this Helen Davis.

HELEN (O.S.)
Yes?

SUSAN
My name is Susan Turner. I'm calling to say I love you
and if you would spread the love by...
(agape)
She hung up!

CYNTHIA
You know that's all we're going to get.

Cynthia's eyes light up.

SUSAN
What?

After she dials, Cynthia hears a man's HELLO.

CYNTHIA
Jake?

JAKE (O.S.)
Cynthia?

CYNTHIA
(slowly)
I wanted to call to tell you...
(hesitates)
I love you and if you would spread...

JAKE (O.S.)
(laughing)
So, you're watching the old Michael Douglas Show
with John and Yoko too.

CYNTHIA
(smiling)
Susan and I are.

JAKE (O.S.)
Those were the days.

CYNTHIA
I'll never forget them.

JAKE (O.S.)
Nor I, Cyn.

CYNTHIA
Merry Christmas, Jake.

JAKE (O.S.)
Merry Christmas, Cyn.

When she hangs up, she begins to CRY. Susan rises to hug her. The telephone RINGS. They stare at the telephone, then exchange glances. Answering it,

CYNTHIA
Hello?

JAKE (O.S.)
I love you too, Cynthia.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

21 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is my favorite that you've written. So romantic! I love it!

Buttercream Cottage said...

This is my favorite you've written. I love, love, love it!

Borut said...

Well done. Hem… ‘Why Don’t We Do It in the Road!?:)

archiearchive said...

Yes! Lovely. I know it's chick flick stuff but sometimes guys like that too :)

PV said...

You know, that could be closer to the truth than a lot of divorced couples would want to admit ;)

Rowena said...

I'm quite in tears now...so sweet.

Poetikat and the Hyggecats said...

So sweet, I'm ALMOST tempted to pick up the phone...

Kat

lmerie said...

Thank you for coming by my post - you left such a kind comment!

I liked this post - glad you came by so I could visit you!

Good Day!

tipper said...

Awww-sweet-I loved this one Petra. You are so good at coming up with total originality!

LarryG said...

sometimes in a moment, everything changes...
this was a terrific post and you captured the personalities of the babyboomers very well!

Thanks Petra you've done it again!

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

...I love you, Petra.

Merry Christmas!

Beatrice V said...

Ohhh so romantic:)

Jay said...

Awwwwww!! That was so sweet!

It's nice to be able to choose older actors. Also nice that so any of the have aged really well!

Jay said...

Sorry - my 'M' is sticking! LOL!

GrizzBabe said...

Awwwwwww!! How sweet! Okay, off to go vote.

GrizzBabe said...

For the first time I was out of the majority on this one. I thought Diane Keaton would have made a good Susan. I picked Bette Midler as Cynthia and Kevin Kline as Jake.

bulletholes said...

Gimme some of that Hippie-love!

Peter Rozovsky said...

A nice kicker to this one!
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Jules said...

Awwww........ ya always write the best things, girl.
A slightly late Merry Christmas - the elves dragged me off by my curly locks before the 25th.... so here it is now. And before the little beggers drag me off for some more partying...... Happy New Year too!

Woo Hoo! :)

Jules said...

Oh..... and I'm upping your comment count just ofr the fun of it! Heh heh!

Jules said...

Oops...... that's supposed to be "just for the fun of it". Looks like someone started partying early..... :)