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Christopher, this was very amusing. The set up is terrific.
Visually I think the main thing I'd add is Lori being much closer to term e.g., ready to pop. I think they'd wait longer than three months in to have this gender reveal party.
And, a little bit more in the lead up to the reveal, definitely wouldn't go astray. A bit of squabbling when the envelope is produced after it's opened - Adam shocked and then obviously reluctant to read it out, perhaps Lori (or even a drunken Beth) snatching it out of Adam's hand.
P.S. Without further adieu! (that's French for Goodbye) Should be 'further ado'.
Anyway, nice one! Hope you join the discussion board.
Well written, well paced, proper format... but something is missing for me:
The overly drunk sister is cliché. She doesn't need to be that drunk. Maybe she doesn't need to be drunk at all. She could just be ditzy... Instead of drunkenly proclaiming "Best reveal ever!", she simply doesn't understand the gravity of the situation and shoots off a party popper. As the confetti rains down she shouts "Congratulations!"
I'd like more from the couple to show that they're infatuated with each other so when you reveal he's sterile it hits harder:
Him kissing her belly. Them looking into each other's eyes with nauseating love. Him being overly attentive to her.
See if you could work it in that the timeline doesn't pan out for her to be 3 months pregnant and him to be the father.
"How was your trip to Nepal?" "6 months overseas studying Marie of Romania sounds like a hoot." "Looks like being deployed didn't stop you from storming the beach."
These are rough, but you get the idea.
Thanks for the read. It's nice to read a short script that's easy on the eyes and makes me chuckle.