Tue - February 24, 2004

Karen: a short film.

Just to get the ball rolling, this is a screenplay. Those of you who don't read screenplays often might think that it is an awkward format. You are correct.

This is a short piece I write about 2 years ago. To be honest it is really just a single scene. I liked the characters and always imagine them as Southerners with a nuanced, quiet, way of speaking.

When it was done I would play with the scenario over and over in my head. I made a few tweaks, and this is what you can download and read.
Perhaps there is something feature length in there to expand on, I have made a few attempts to develop Karen beyond this short film. We almost shot it last year, very cheaply, but the Summer got away from us and we got caught up in other things.
It was always written in screenplay form and was revised slightly with the addition of a 'cold opening' to help set up the scene.
You will need Adobe Acrobat or something that can read .pdf files to view the screenplay.

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A Story A Week

Thats the Plan.

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This side of the site, the stories and stuff, has an odd name. After all, you know that I'm not Douglas Coupland (high-five!) already, so why draw attention to it?
This is my story.
Maybe you'll find it humorous, maybe you'll find it sad.
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Before the e-mails start pouring in (or don't start pouring in). I have had to delay this weekly storytime project until I get a grasp of the creative commons deed (http://creativecommons.org) which is a little thingy to protect the work. Don't get me wrong, I Napster'd with the best of you, but we have to have rules, This'll probably take a week or so.

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I Don't Like Anniversaries: An Essay

In a San Carlos, California schoolyard, on Monday January 29, 1979, 16-year-old Brenda Spencer appeared with a rifle she just received for Christmas, and began shooting.

When asked why she did it, she responded: "I just don't like Mondays."
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