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Saturday, May 30, 2009

THE GOOD EARTH

The winners are:
Young Girl - Dakota Fanning (33%)
Young Woman/Bride/Mother - Diane Lane (33%)
Grandmother - Tie between Meryl Streep and Vanessa Redgrave (33%)
Young Man/Groom - Three-way tie between John Cusack, Richard Gere, and Other (22%)
Grandfather/Senior - Liam Neeson (55%)
Thank you for voting!

FADE IN:

EXT. MIDDLE CLASS HOUSE. COUNTRY - DAY

On a warm and sunny Spring day, a young GIRL walks up the stairs of her home with her mother while savoring a peach. When finished eating, she studies its glistening pit, then smiles.

YOUNG GIRL
I'll be right back, mom.

She runs down the stairs to an open expanse of land outside the house. She drops to her knees, digs a hole in the moist earth with her fingers, then gently sets the peach pit into its center, covering it lovingly with the dug-up soil.

As she rises, she notes the location of the small mound, then runs home.


TEN YEARS LATER

The young girl, now a young WOMAN rests against the blossoming tree, studying with her college SWEETHEART. He lifts her hand and gently kisses it, she bent over to nestle his hair.


ANOTHER TEN YEARS LATER

Under the now twenty-year old tree, a wedding photographer is taking pictures of the woman turned BRIDE with her college sweetheart, now GROOM. Wedding guests surround them excitedly, sharing in their joy.


YET ANOTHER TEN YEARS

Picnicking with her three young children under the slivers of sunlight and shade, she observes her surroundings with reverence while two dogs are playfully barking and chasing each other.


SOME YEARS LATER

Mature in age, she and her husband exchange proud glances while their children and grandchildren are exhuberantly feasting at their annual Spring reunion under the tree's rustling and protective branches.


CUT TO:

Her husband, now in his senior years, stands alone under the rich spread of the peach tree's blossoms. As he caresses its bark,

HUSBAND
Olan, you are the Earth.

FADE TO BLACK

** written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

13 comments:

Mama Zen said...

This is just lovely. I think that this is my favorite ever.

i beati said...

good one sandy

Anonymous said...

Poignant, and with minimal dialog. It would even be great as a silent film. Nice going.
David

Hello Mary Lou said...

I loved this one! It would be a great movie, play or book.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful. K.

LarryG said...

beautiful - powerful with only the briefest oratory...
i love this one!

Rowena... said...

Hand me a tissue, will you?

Tammy said...

Awww...that's sweet!

Poetikat said...

This was sweet. I shall never again eat a peach without thinking of this story.

Kat

tipper said...

So lovely! Makes me think of hope, anticipation, and best of all peace.

G-Man said...

Petra...That was perfect!

I believe that means None Better!!

jay said...

Awwww! Sad but sweet. Sorry I was too late to vote in this one!

borut said...

The good Earth, and the good old Tree of Life!?:)