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Are You Looking After Yourself? by Ben Clifford - Short, Drama - After feeling his wife has checked out mentally, a young father bonds with a widower in his neighborhood over a shared sense of loss. 18 pages - pdf format
Well written, for all the dialog that was short and to the point. The story read well and I could see it leading to something... I just didn't get the something / end? JOHN - I want to tell you about something - this dream I keep having. --What did I miss?
Thanks for sharing "Are You Looking After Yourself?" it was a fun read.
I think I understand John and Alex's motivation, deep down they are both looking for companionship to fill a void. The story does a good job of meeting that. However, I don't quite follow how the Farmhouse senes (with Gerald and Daisy) adds to the story. There's tension between John and Gerald but I don't see how that effects John and Alex, am I missing something? How does Daisy impact the overall story?
I interpreted John's dream of driving into the river as he feels like his relationship with Annette is underwater/drowning and he's looking for a new start. Another way I interpreted it was Annette was drowning herself in and taking the relationship with John and Hayward with her.
The scene about lasagna mistaken for the paisly shirt was well written and make me chuckle.