Derry, Northern Ireland

Derry, Northern Ireland
A book I'm working on is set in this town.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Taxes is fattening...

I just ate WAY too many chocolate chip cookies and drank way too much hot tea while working on my taxes...and working...and working...and now feel like a blimp. Maybe I should do a high colonic or something that was trendy ten years ago.

Fun thing about this is, my brain wanders and I find ideas for stories...and ways to add to "The Alice '65". I have Casey take Adam to a premier of her latest movie, but I never show her acting in it. I wonder if that wouldn't help show the complexity of her relationship with Lando and the breakup that happened? It'd add about 5/8 of a page...just 4 lines...as follows --
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INT. THEATER - NIGHT

Casey watches the film play, the seat by her empty.

ONSCREEN

Casey, too-totally stylish, faces away from Lando, in a suit. A gorgeous beach panorama frames them. Hatred dances between them.

LANDO
So he's already screwing you? Shit -- fast work.

CASEY
Isn't that what you wanted? Quickest way to get a man to trust you is to let him fuck you.

LANDO
Yeah, well -- you'd know all about that.

She spins and slaps him.

CASEY
You really want to find out where the next bomb's gonna be? Then start thinking with the head on your shoulders instead of the one between your legs!

She storms away.

IN THE THEATER

Casey smirks -- glances at the empty seat -- frowns.
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Just that. Shows she's good at her job...and also hints at what their relationship is really like.

Now back to the great madness of numbers..

2 comments:

Michael said...

I like this!

JamTheCat said...

Thanks. It's goin' in...