Sunday, 9 December 2007

Movie Set


EXT. NIGHT: CHRISTMAS TREE LOT. TWO MEN ARE BUSY LOADING A PICKUP TRUCK WITH PINE BRANCHES.

One crystal flickering snowflake hits her nose. And then another. She raises her hand to catch the snow; snow she has never seen before. The night air is crisp and the wind has left the bay giving respite to the town folk. Christmas music fills the air. She sips her coffee and takes a deep, happy breath for she is exhilarated to be in Canada for the holidays. She reaches deep in her pocket, fiddling to get her camera. She places her coffee in a snowbank.

TREE FARMER 1. Handsome, friendly face. French accent.
"You're taking our picture. Come closer if you want. We won't bite."

LIBERTY POST. Blonde. 40ish woman. Blogger. Writer. Photographer.
"Ah, thanks. I'll only be one second."

TREE FARMER 2. Even better looking. French.
"Why do you want a picture? What newspaper are you with? Here, we'll pose for you." grabs other man. they laugh.

LIBERTY POST
"No, no. I'm not with any paper. It's just so pretty here. In the middle of nowhere. Magical."

TREE FARMER 1
"Take your time. Don't be shy. Come in. Come in. Do you want some branches? We are about to burn them anyway. They are free."

LIBERTY POST
"No thank you. I have a fake tree."

"CUT!"
The director puts her hands in the air and shouts at Liberty.
"Let's do this again. When he says 'They are free' you say 'Really, that would be awesome. I love real trees.' And then as he's putting the branches in your trunk that's when you have to admit you have a fake tree. O.K. people let's roll from the top. Music please. And......ACTION!"

3 comments:

vineeta said...

:) This post put a smile on my face :) You like writing.And it shows :) lucky us.

restyled home said...

I bet you are sooo fun to hang out with!! Plus, you seem to meet cute guys everywhere!! LOL!!!

Since I'm married, I'd have to let you have them all!!

Linda

Maryam in Marrakesh said...

Love this. I think we can rework the second ending to include a hot toddy with the ahem, second handsomer tree farmer:-)