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Saturday, December 5, 2009

A POCKET FULL OF MIRACLES - An Encore Presentation

FADE IN:

EXT. MACY'S DEPARTMENT STORE. MANHATTAN - DAY

On a brisk December day, hurrying holiday SHOPPERS rush in and out of Macy's. Near its entrance stands a MAN CALLING OUT to anyone who will listen.

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle here!

PASSERSBY look upon him queerly as he continues to chant.

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle here!

Adjusting his iPod, a TEENAGER stops in curiosity.

TEENAGER
How much?

MAN
It's free.

TEENAGER
(sarcastically)
Nothing's free.

Then walks away. Untethered,

MAN
A pocket full of miracles! Get your miracle!

A young COUPLE stops and exchanges glances.

WOMAN
What kind of miracles?

MAN
You name it.

WOMAN
My boyfriend and I want to get married but
we can't afford a ring.

As her boyfriend tugs at her arm, the man searches for and pulls from his pocket a brilliant engagement ring. He hands it to the woman who excitedly shows it to her boyfriend.

BOYFRIEND
How much does it cost?

MAN
Nothing.

BOYFRIEND
It's a fake. Let's go.

As they walk away, the woman gleans the ring then smiles at the man appreciatively.

A hunched OLD MAN steps out of the crowds and faces the miracle man.

OLD MAN
I bet you don't have anything in your pocket for me.

MIRACLE MAN
Try me.

OLD MAN
I remember when I was twenty. I was as strong
as Hercules. Played lots of sports too.

The miracle man listens patiently.

OLD MAN
My wife was my biggest fan. We were high school
sweethearts.

Not saying a word, the man begins walking; the old man in step beside him.

OLD MAN
We were married over fifty years.
(quietly)
She died last year.

MIRACLE MAN
I'm very sorry.

As they continue to walk together,

OLD MAN
I live around the corner. Would you join me
for dinner?

MIRACLE MAN
I'd be honored.

FADE TO BLACK

**written by petra michelle**

http://petramichelle.blogspot.com/

7 comments:

Ron said...

BRAVA Petra!

This was so touching - it made me all teary-eyed.

You so beautifully reminded us that miracles DO happen...

...BELIEVE.

Thank you, dear lady!

Hope you're having wonderful weekend filled with MIRACLES!

X

i beati said...

ever beautiful

Anonymous said...

This is so sweet Petra! Miracles do happen!

I can only see Cary Grant playing the Miracle Man. Maybe it's because of The Bishop's Wife.

It was a toss up between Spencer Tracy and Alistair Sims.

Have a great day! K.

Anonymous said...

A beautiful story building to the most important gifts of all--companionship, friendship, love. Thank you, Petra.

David

Poetikat said...

This was a good one the first time around and even better in the encore. Thanks for calling my attention to it once more.

Kat

Tipper said...

Gave me chill bumps-and thats a good thing! Perfect to remind us of the reason for the season.

Mama Zen said...

This is lovely!