Meet Emma

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Submitted: May 17, 2017

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Excerpt from the screenplay, “Meet Emma,” by Allen Henriquez

 

RODNEY

So why doesn’t Wilson have this guy Russell Lazar’s books in a book store?

 

REED

Come on, Rodney, we cover a lot of ground on this gig, when and where was the last time you saw a book store?

 

RODNEY

I saw one, Downtown Brooklyn, off of Hoyt, I think. Yeah, over? there. 

 

REED

Remember it, write down this date in your log book, maybe

even pop by there, walk in and give them some business, before

they close down.

 

RODNEY

What book would I want to buy?

 

REED

You bought into books in the joint, what else was there to do,

get bust up, maybe killed?

 

RODNEY

Yeah, you’re right, I read in Ossining. I read a lot. Jules Verne,

Edgar Allan Poe, C.S. Lewis, some Hawthorne, yeah it was goodstuff.

 

REED

Why did you stop?

 

RODNEY

Work, business, now after work I’m tired, so I go for a beer and

check for beauties in the clubs. Maybe I’ll find a wonderful

woman, before the thing coming around the corner catches me.

 

REED

What? The dream killer, the geezer with the sickle?

 

RODNEY

Yeah, that punk. Maybe I’ll go into that bookstore, buy me some

Milton and Chaucer, stick my chest out, and feel whole again.

 

REED

Did you feel whole in prison?

 

RODNEY

Funny, somehow I did. I know it’s bad that I did, but the walls

made me stand up straight, I guess ‘cause I had to.

 

REED

Then don’t slouch now, dude, you may catch a one way under.

 

 


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