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Friday, August 26, 2005

Steve-o Bueller's Day Off...

23 INT. BOY'S BEDROOM 23

It's a dark, dreary sick room. Shades drawn, floor strewn with used tissues, nightstand a still-life of over the counter remedies. EMAN is laying in bed. We don't see his face, only a silhouette with a thermometer sticking out his mouth. U2's SUNDAY BLOODY SUNDAY is playing. He's mumbling random words.

EMAN
Food...shelter...no...yes...

The phone rings. His hand reaches back and hits the speaker phone button.

EMAN
(weak)
Hello?

STEVE'S VOICE
Eman! What's happening?

EMAN
Very little.

STEVE'S VOICE
How do you feel?

EMAN
Shredded.

STEVE'S VOICE
Is your mother in the room?

EMAN takes the thermometer out of his mouth.

EMAN
She's not home. Where are you?

STEVE'S VOICE
Home.

24 INT. STEVE'S FAMILY ROOM. STEVE 24

Steve is sprawled out in the chair.

STEVE
We're heading down to Crawford. Get
dressed and come over.

EMAN'S VOICE
I can't. I'm sick.

STEVE
It's all in your head. Come on over.

25 INT. EMAN'S ROOM 25

EMAN's insistant.

EMAN
I feel like complete shit, Steve. I can't go anywhere.

STEVE'S VOICE
I'm sorry to hear that. Now, come on over and pick me up. We've got a three-hour drive down to the loony peacenik show!

Steve disconnects. EMAN slowly hangs up the phone.

EMAN
I'm dying.

The phone rings again. EMAN hits the speaker button.

STEVE'S VOICE
You're not dying. You just can't think of anything good to do.

26 INT. STEVE'S FAMILY ROOM 26

Steve hangs up.

STEVE
If anybody needs a day off, it's EMAN. He has alot of things to sort out before he makes partner. He can't be wound this tight and get promoted. His partners'll kill him. I've come close myself. But I like him. He's a little easier to take when you know why he's like he is. The boy cannot relax. Pardon by French but EMAN is so tight that if you stuck a lump of coal up his ass, in two weeks you'd have a diamond.
(after-thought)
And EMAN would worry that he'd owe taxes on it.

4 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When EMan was in Egpyts land...."
"Let my EMan Go--------..."

-Steve

8:24 AM  
Anonymous Taylor said...

Ken, check out my xanga post on August 8, 2005. I think that was a little of my big brother coming out of me. haha! Check out the comments too, fun times, fun times! love ya!

7:48 PM  
Anonymous Tay said...

my bad.. september 8th, click my name to go directly to the site. if it doesn't work it is www.xanga.com/taytaydawn

7:49 PM  
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5:48 AM  

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