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When I think of my wife, I always
think of her head.
INT. BEDROOM - SOMETIME
I picture cracking her lovely
skull, unspooling her brain,
Nick runs his fingers into Amy’s hair.
Trying to get answers.
The primal questions of a marriage:
What are you thinking? How are you
feeling? What have we done to each
AMY wakes, turns, gives a look of alarm. *
Fourth of July decorations hang in windows. A weird, BUCOLIC
JULY 5th, 2012
THE MORNING OF:
NICK DUNNE, 30s, handsome, is taking out the trash; his yard *
SPOTLIGHT in his face. He looks ILL.
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single file along the river.
Nick’s twin sister, GO, 30s, nerdy-hot, is washing mugs. The
Their very own CLUBHOUSE.
Brought you a present.
Master Mind! I hated this game!
You loved it.
You loved it. Thanks.
Pour me a bourbon, would ya?
bourbons. Settles in.
What’s up, Jitters?
He shrugs. She tries to wait him out. Fails.
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If you don’t talk, I’ll fill the
an Excruciating Story
by Margo Dunne.
He smiles. This is an old, reliable routine.
service experience while changing
Internet providers. *
I do like that one.
Or the time I saw a woman who
looked exactly like my friend
Monica but it wasn’t Monica, it was
—whose name was.. .Monica.
Made it kind of interesting.
She gives a look: Talk.
It’s a bad day.
Our anniversary. Five.
Five?! That came fast.
And furious. *
CLOSEUP on a PEN, cursiving across a DIARY. The pen is GIRLY,
topped with pink feathers. We see at the top: January 8,
I’m so crazy, stupid happy.
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I met a boy.
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