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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Rerun of WAYWORN HOME

And the winners are:
Jake - Tie between:
Heath Ledger (37%)
Jude Law (37%)
Margaret - Sally Field (50%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

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 and chickens CACKLE. A WOMAN his mother's age, opens the door, observing him through a shotgun.

MARGARET
What can I do for you?

JAKE
Well, 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.

JAKE
I notice the roof needs mending.

MARGARET
Have you had anything to eat today?

JAKE
No, ma'am. Not yet.

She gestures he enter the cabin.

INT. KITCHEN. CABIN - DAY

Coffee permeates the kitchen and biscuits sit on the center of the table. Jake quickly glances at the cabin's humble surroundings, then stares at a photo.

MARGARET
Sit down.

JAKE
Thank you.

Awkward silences are exchanged between them as Margaret sets a plate of fried chicken, biscuits, and a cup of coffee before him.

Margaret
What's your name, son?

JAKE
Jake Hadden.

Margaret's eyes widen as she stumbles. Jake quickly assists her to a chair.

JAKE
Are your all right, maw?

She gazes at him, questioning how he knew she was his mother, then notices a pendant around his neck.

MARGARET
Paw gave you that pendant, didn't he?

JAKE
Right before he died.

MARGARET
Died?

She turns to hide her tears.

MARGARET
I gave it to him years ago when...

As she sobs, Jake reaches for her hand.

JAKE
Don't cry, maw.

MARGARET
I should never have left you behind, son.
Can you forgive me?

He hugs her reassuringly.

JAKE
I know it wasn't easy.

As they embrace,

JAKE
I love you, maw.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

10 comments:

i beati said...

crt=ying so early in the mornig - ouch Lovely Sandy

Borut said...

Reminds me of the Jewish saying summarizing a Hassidic tale: The treasure lies at home, but you must travel abroad to find it!:)

Anonymous said...

Family and forgiveness--2 very important attributes. Good storytelling;)

Mama Zen said...

Before I even looked at the choices, I pictured Jake Gyllanhaal for this!

Tammy said...

Awww...that is so sweet and sad!

tipper said...

I'm glad you re-run this one-its one of my favorites because it shows there is hope-even when you may have made the wrong decision.

LarryG said...

sweet forgiveness, joyful reunion

Jay said...

I see I made the popular choices in this one! Makes a change! :)

I'm not sure about Jude Law as an actor. I can't decide if I like him or not .. but he seemed right for this.

Joyce Ellen Davis said...

Yes, I LOVE Joanne Shenandoah! Thank you for the heads up! I am so far behind on casting these scenes--but it's always fun. Btw, what did you think of the Academy AWards?

Blog Stalker said...

and a single tear rolls down my cheek......

Have a great day!