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Saturday, January 3, 2009

Running on Resolutions

And the winners are:
Jack Lemmon (30%) as Nick
Jack Black (30%) as Al
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. RUNNERS PATH. CENTRAL PARK - DAY

In Central Park, two middle-aged MEN are jogging together on a freezing January morning.

AL
I should have my head examined for letting
you talk me into running this morning.

NICK
And break last year's resolution! You lost
how many pounds? Five? I lost at least
ten.

And since I stopped smoking the year before,
my doctor says my lungs are clean as a
whistle.

And when I started eating a low-fat diet
the year before that, my cholesterol is
as low as my low-rise underwear.

And my wife is one happy camper since I
promised to help around the house, not
to mention in the bedroom.

Al rolls his eyes.

NICK
And how about the year we started our
business. I vowed I'd stop complaining
about your three-hour lunches, your
endless long-distance calls, your so-
called business write-offs. More like
expensive gifts to Liz, Sandra, Connie,
and God only knows who else.

AL
Have you decided on this year's resolution,
yet?

NICK
You know me. If I can't keep it, I won't
make it. Why? You have any ideas?

AL
Yeah. A vow of silence.

Their VOICES fade out...

NICK
You know I can't do that. How else can I share what's on
my mind.

AL
What's left of it.

...as they disappear out of view.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

Tammy said...

It says the polls are closed so I can't vote on the characters.

Anonymous said...

Ahh....The Perfect (bickering) Odd Couple. Ain`t togetherness great?!
PEACE;)

Poetikat said...

I see fairly young guys - maybe Tom Hanks and John Cusack?

Good banter, Petra.

Kat

Buttercream Cottage said...

Great story. I felt like I was there.

Mama Zen said...

I like this. Really good give and take between the characters.

Borut said...

Reminds me, in more than just one way, of myself, and of a story in which a young lady, practicing to become an energy healer, examines her senior friend, a man of about fifty… As her hands passed down his neck, she said: You talk too much!?

Sandy Kessler said...

i knwo it makes us think Lemmon and Matthau but I went Crystal and Williams sjk

LarryG said...

witty and fun!

we are off and running into 09!
can't wait to see what resolutions unfold.

PV said...

Hey pv! No resolutions here either. Like Nick in your story, if I can't keep them, I won't make them, and if I want to make a resolution, why wait for a new year. Best wishes for 2009!

PV

Peter Rozovsky said...

Who are the other suspects when Nick's snotty superiority gets him killed?
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archiearchive said...

I would have preferred my two guys the other way round :)

Tipper said...

Petra loved the friendly banter-part of the fun of a friendship!

Rowena said...

They are absolutely nuts to be jogging in such weather! I should talk, but then you don't take in as much freezing air when you're hiking, heehee...

Thank you for the greeting card Petra, and a Happy New Year to you!