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A dissatisfied wife seeks revenge after learning her husband and lover have joined forces and are plotting against her.


Excerpt from Glory of Love, a screenplay, by Allen Henriquez.

Copyright © by Allen Henriquez

CONTINUED:

 

 

INT. RAUL’S GALLERY/57TH STREET, MANHATTAN – DAY

 

Raul is standing with his assistant, Jay Reylee, looking over the artwork on display.

 

JAY

So these two along with the other three?

 

RAUL

Yes.

 

Jay nods, walks over to the paintings on the wall and begins removing them.  Jay having removed the two paintings begins walking toward the back portion of the gallery.

 

JAY

(still walking)

I’ll have them all wrapped within the hour.

 

RAUL

Very good, and Jay, “The Golden Sunset” was sold, wrap it and

I’ll make the delivery.

 

JAY

Personal delivery service? Is she attractive?

 

RAUL

The voice is.

 

JAY

The voice lies.

 

RAUL

Yeah, a lot.

 

 

INT. GLORIA TODD’S APARTMENT BUILDING/85TH STREET AND RIVER-SIDE DRIVE, MANHATTAN - NIGHT

 

Gloria is cooking when the doorbell rings.

The door opens with both Gloria and Raul smiling.

 

RAUL

It doesn’t always.

 

GLORIA

Excuse me?

 

RAUL

Hi, I’m Raul, nice to meet you.

 

GLORIA

Yes, please come in.

 

Raul steps inside.

 

 

INT. GLORIA TODD’S APARTMENT/FOYER – NIGHT

 

Raul offers the wrapped painting to Gloria, who accepts it.

 

GLORIA

I have the check for you.

 

 

INT. GLORIA TODD’S APARTMENT/DINING ROOM – NIGHT

 

Gloria and Raul are eating.

 

RAUL

What do you do for a living?

 

GLORIA

I buy artwork.

 

RAUL

For yourself or for others?

 

GLORIA

Both.

 

RAUL

And “The Golden Sunset?”

 

GLORIA

That’s for me.

 

RAUL

I’m glad to hear that.

 

Gloria smiles.

 

RAUL

I take it you like what you do?

 

GLORIA

Very much so.

 

RAUL

I wish I had time for a trip to Paris just to look at art.

 

GLORIA

It’s heaven without all the clouds and long robes.

 

RAUL

Perhaps people are naked in heaven as Adam and Eve were in the

Garden of Eden.

 

GLORIA

I’m sure with the no smoking, no drinking signs, that no fornication

is as big if not bigger.

 

RAUL

If you belong there, no signs should be necessary.

 

GLORIA

Yes, but a gentle reminder doesn’t hurt…And so?

RAUL

And so?

 

GLORIA

Are you interested in a trip to Paris?

 

RAUL

(perplexed)

Well, I can’t just…

 

 

EXT. LOUVRE MUSEUM/FRONT ENTRANCE, PARIS, FRANCE – DAY

 

The building is active with visitors entering and exiting.

 

 

INT. LOUVRE MUSEUM/PARIS, FRANCE – DAY

 

Gloria and Raul are walking through the museum carefully examining paintings and chatting.

 

 

SERIES OF SHOTS:

 

Raul and Gloria at various museums and galleries.  Gloria buys several paintings.

The two finish their day at a restaurant having a candlelight dinner.

 

RAUL

The wonderful thing about visiting here is the great enthusiasm not just of the

community and the love for art, but the joy the artists put into their work.  It’s

so fulfilling.

 

GLORIA

So, you see it’s a great rush.

 

RAUL

Yes, I wouldn’t think I’d be one to gain appreciation

for art, but more is never enough.

 

GLORIA

I agree.  So do you plan on returning to New York

tomorrow?

 

RAUL

Unfortunately.

 

GLORIA

Well, my work is done.  I’ll be leaving with you.

 

RAUL

Now you’re following me.

 

Gloria smiles.

 

GLORIA

Maybe I am.

 

To be continued. . .

 


Submitted: April 30, 2014

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