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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Message in a Bottle

And the winners are:
KATHLEEN - Tie between Kate Winslet & Andie MacDowell (30%)
JAKE - Tie between Hugh Grant, Edward Burns, Jude Law (20%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. OCEAN SHORELINE - DAY

Bundled up, carrying a bottle containing a message, a twenty-year old WOMAN throws it into the ocean.

YEARS LATER

EXT. OCEAN SHORELINE. BRITAIN - DAY

Two MEN are walking along a windy, cold beach. A bottle protrudes from the sand, grabbing their attention.

JAKE
Hmmm.

Bending to pick it up, he examines it.

JAKE
There's a message.

Plucking its contents, he unfolds what appears to be a letter. His friend picks up an accompanying photograph which falls to the sand.

INSERT MESSAGE

Today is Valentine's Day in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. I believe in destiny, and so, I'm throwing caution and my heart to the wind and will wait for the man who holds this message in his hands. My name is Kathleen Donovan. I'm 20 and have enclosed a photograph. I will be waiting for you. Kathleen

BACK TO SCENE

As he studies the photograph,

JAKE
She's lovely.

FRIEND
(in Scottish brogue)
And probably weird or daft with five kids.

JAKE
I dunno. The date reads October 14, 2001.

FRIEND
Which would make her...

JAKE
Twenty eight.

FRIEND
C'mon, Jake. Toss it back.

JAKE
She's waited eight years.

FRIEND
So, what's it to you?

JAKE
I dunno.

INT. HOME. CAPE COD - NIGHT

KATHLEEN is listening to light music while clearing dinner dishes from the dining room table. There's a KNOCK on her door.

She straightens her loosely bound hair and shrugs off noted splashes of paint on her sweatshirt and jeans. When she opens the door, Jake stands before her in anticipation, holding a package, then smiles.

JAKE
Kathleen?

She nods, smiling, knowing instantly it was the man she had been waiting for for eight long years. Gently,

KATHLEEN
Come in.

Jake doesn't say a word as he excitedly observes the freshly painted canvases.

JAKE
Are they yours?

Kathleen nods.

JAKE
I have something which belongs to you.
May I?

Wiping away tears of elation, Kathleen watches him as he walks to the dining room table and opens the package containing the bottle. As he hands it to her,

JAKE
There's a message in it.

Affectionately glancing at him, she carefully removes it.

INSERT MESSAGE

I'm following my heart and it goes to Kathleen.

BACK TO SCENE

JAKE
You see, I believe in destiny too.

As she falls into his arms,

JAKE
Happy Valentine's Day, Kathleen.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Instant or revived love, it`s a lovely story, greatly enjoyed. Thanks.

Mama Zen said...

Awww! I really like this one! So sweet!

hellomarylou said...

I loved this! Beautiful!

Borut said...

Enjoyed!:)

tipper said...

Awww so sweet-and perfect for Valentines Day! I've been thinking of love letters this week too-great minds think alike : )

Tammy said...

That's beautiful!

Poetikat said...

Of course, being a Kathleen myself, this one is near and dear to my heart, Petra. Sweet! Going to go cast it now.

Kat

P.S. A new BFtP is posted.

LarryG said...

ssoooooo special...
i think you have captured the essence of Valentine's Day romance :)

Rowena said...

Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww! ;-)

Anonymous said...

Throwing caution to the wind. Not easy to do.

i beati said...

Stop it my
Lochinvar found someone younger -

I hope they choke on their Godiva not really love is good everywhere always--I'm going to the beach now to search for bottles....

i beati said...

I'll have a young Anne Blythe with a period piece playing Hugh Jackman or a Donna Reed with Mr.Firth

i beati said...

please come and post cool music on my blog - cannot get it to play d...n and double d m

Beatrice V said...

Hello Petra, a belated happy Valentine's day! hope you are well, I am just passing b y to say hello.

PV said...

Belated Happy Valentines to you PV. Just getting around to reading this one. Very romantic. Makes one think about tossing a bottle into the water and waiting on fate!