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Editor in Chief Ethan Gormley, Managing Editor Yadira Junco, Public Relations Coordinator Anthony Gornic, Art Manager Melissa Gottlieb, Art Editor Kaitlin Alexander, Head Editor of Drama Liz Collins, Drama Editors Cathrine Adamo Nicholas Altaro Lauren Macblane, Head Editor of Fiction Danielle Minnick, Fiction Editors Julia D’Rozario Ryan Greenfield Kaylyn Izzo Emily Klingbeil Andrew Kowal, Treasurer Nicholas Altaro, Secretary Gabriella Donadio, Head Editor of Nonfiction Lindsey Moses, Nonfiction Editors Kevin Son Sara Tucci, Head Editor of Poetry Julian Daley, Poetry Editors Shannon Ariel Christina Bandru Jacqueline Blocker-Marshall Molly Cappiello Shannon France Anthony Gornic Christina Scriber Kirstin Swartz ( ,, )
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Art Clear Skies, Blue Water, and the Beauty of Lake Ontario by Alexis Corcoran.......................................................Cover The River’s End by Zachary Donofrio..................................2 Abandoned Sugar Mill, Vieques, PR by Zachary Donofrio.............................................................6 Great Gig in the Sky II by Morgann Smith.........................19 Splash of Color by Kristen Burke.......................................27 Selcouth by Maggie Faller..................................................35 Pensive Pup by Zachary Donofrio.....................................46 1st & Bridge by Zachary Donofrio......................................50 Intertwined by Dori Gronich...............................................62 Great Gig in the Sky I by Morgann Smith........................65 La Douleur Exquise by Maggie Faller..............................80 Traveling Towards the Rice Creek Field Station by Alexis Corcoran...........................................................84 Industry vs. Nature by Zachary Donofrio..........................89 Oswego Re-imagined by David Owens.............................96 Drama Redd by Vaal English...........................................................8 Patients is a Virtue by Jordan Dedrick............................30 Daisy by Morgan Altland...................................................51 Mustang Sally by Aundrea Durham..................................90 Fiction The Drop-Off by Brendan Tymon......................................20 That Clown Incident by Collin Henderson........................36 In the Absence of Light by Brendan Tymon.......................81 Clocks by Stacey Baran....................................................87 Nonfiction From the Grey by Nick Brown............................................22 Don’t You Ever Forget It by Torrin Kearns..........................66 Poetry Wanderlust by Rachel Bullock...........................................7 Things That Happen When I Get Too Drunk by Kaili Morris....................................................................33 Sink by Kaitlyn Wachter...................................................47 Changed by Jessie Hambel..............................................48 Woman by Abigail Allen...................................................49 Poltergeist by Lucki Cooper.............................................63 Stagnant by Sarah Fessler...............................................64 The Gambler by Christine Czarnecky..............................82 Nature v. Nurture by Mareena Razik................................83 Hair by Kiana St. Louis...................................................85 Vintage by Sarah Fessler..................................................95 Speak Up & Slam 2015 Winner To the Future Husband by Ryann Crofoot........................28
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Great Lake Review Spring 2015

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1 The Great Lake Review SUNY Oswegos Literary Magazine Spring 2015 The Great Lake Review is open to submissions throughout the year. glr@oswego.edu Like us on Facebook: /pages/Great-Lake-Review @greatlakereview on Twitter @greatlakereview on Instagram greatlakereview.wordpress.com greatlakereview.tumblr.com

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2 bookstore is GLR GLR THANK YOU, RIVERS END

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3 The Great Lake Review SUNY Oswegos Literary Magazine Spring 2015 Editor in Chief Managing Editor Public Relations Coordinator Art Manager Art Editor Kaitlin Alexander Head Editor of Drama Liz Collins Drama Editors Cathrine Adamo Head Editor of Fiction Fiction Editors Kaylyn Izzo Andrew Kowal Treasurer Secretary Gabriella Donadio Head Editor of Poetry Julian Daley Poetry Editors Faculty Advisor Laura Donnelly Special Thanks Laura Donnelly

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4 The Great Lake Review SUNY Oswegos Literary Magazine Spring 2015 Art Clear Skies, Blue Water, and the Beauty of Lake Ontario by Alexis Corcoran .......................................................Cover The Rivers End by Zachary Donofrio ..................................2 Abandoned Sugar Mill, Vieques, PR by Zachary Donofrio .............................................................6 Great Gig in the Sky II by Morgann Smith ......................... Splash of Color by Kristen Burke .......................................27 Selcouth by Maggie Faller ..................................................35 Pensive Pup by Zachary Donofrio .....................................46 1st & Bridge by Zachary Donofrio ......................................50 Intertwined by Dori Gronich ...............................................62 Great Gig in the Sky I by Morgann Smith ........................65 La Douleur Exquise by Maggie Faller ..............................80 Traveling Towards the Rice Creek Field Station by Alexis Corcoran ...........................................................84 Industry vs. Nature by Zachary Donofrio Oswego Re-imagined by David Owens Drama Redd by Vaal English ...........................................................8 Patients is a Virtue by Jordan Dedrick ............................30 Daisy by Morgan Altland Mustang Sally by Aundrea Durham Fiction The Drop-Off by Brendan Tymon ......................................20 That Clown Incident by Collin Henderson ........................36 In the Absence of Light by Brendan Tymon Clocks by Stacey Baran ....................................................87

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5 From the Grey by Nick Brown ............................................22 Dont You Ever Forget It by Torrin Kearns ..........................66 Poetry Wanderlust by Rachel Bullock ...........................................7 Things That Happen When I Get Too Drunk by Kaili Morris ....................................................................33 Sink by Kaitlyn Wachter ...................................................47 Changed by Jessie Hambel ..............................................48 Woman by Abigail Allen Poltergeist by Lucki Cooper .............................................63 Stagnant by Sarah Fessler ...............................................64 The Gambler by Christine Czarnecky ..............................82 Nature v. Nurture by Mareena Razik ................................83 Hair by Kiana St. Louis ...................................................85 Vintage by Sarah Fessler Speak Up & Slam 2015 Winner To the Future Husband by Ryann Crofoot ........................28 The Great Lake Review SUNY Oswegos Literary Magazine Spring 2015 Cover and logo design by Melissa Gottlieb

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6 Abandoned Sugar Mill, Vieques, PR Zachary Donofrio

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7 I have a paper map taped above my headboard Denmark At night when I dream And printed mountains Trapped under my blankets And revel in its beauty Wanderlust Rachel Bullock

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8 Redd Vaal English TITLECARD:Atleast457immigrantswereproclaimedmissing inNewYorkCityduringtheearly20sand30s.Theyve neverbeenfound. INT.UNDERGROUNDFIGHTINGRING-DAY-JULY1928 NEF(22),abig,Germanmanpunchesanoutofshape IRISHMAN.Hefallstothefloor. NEF Cmon!Cmon! TheIrishman,beaten,getsupandthrowsapunch.Nefdodges it,causingtheIrishmantofallagainstthewooden wall.OTTO(52),achunky,greedyman,sitsinthe audience. INT.FRONTENTRANCE-DAY Menindirtydressshirtssitatadeskcollectingbets. INT.WOODENFIGHTINGRING-DAY NefkickstheIrishmandown.Thecrowdlaughsand loudens.Nefbangshishandonthewall,makinga THUMPING BEAT. INT.FRONTENTRANCE-DAY Menareyellingandholdingoutmoney.Thecrowdcheers "killhim"inthebackground,alongwiththe THUMPINGBEAT. INT.WOODENFIGHTINGRING-DAY TheIrishmantriestogetup.The THUMPINGBEAT getsloud. NEF Killthebastard? Thecrowdroars.TheIrishmanfinallystandsbutishurt. NEF ShouldvestayeddownIrishman. IRISHMAN Please,no.Igive. The THUMPINGBEAT stops.TheIrishmanhesitatesandcries. (CONTINUED)

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9 CONTINUED: 2. NEF Cmon.Dontwantmetstrike,boy. TheIrishmanhesitantlythrowsapunch.Nefdodges, uppercuttinghisnose.Hisinertbodydrops.Hes dead.Theresanuproarofcheers.Nefhopsoutofthe ring. INT.FRONTENTRANCE-DAY Nefgrabssomemoneyfromthedesk. NEF Illcollecttherestlater. MEN Whereareyougoing? OttoholdsaguntoNefshead.Nefstops. OTTO Dontgetcrazynow.Getbackin yourcell.Istillownyou. NEF Ydontownadamnthing. HeturnsaroundslowlyandstaresatOtto.Nefgrinsand walksaway.Twoguardstakehimdownahallwaytohiscell. INT.TENEMENT-FRONTDOOR-QUEENS DAMIAN(20),aRussianimmigrantadjustshistieinthe mirrorwithexcitement. DAMIAN Mrs.Lubov,theresfoodinthe coldboxforyouandFrancis. Damianputshisfedoraon.Hisson,FRANCIS(5),grabsat hispantleg.MRS.LUBOV(40s)isinthekitchen. FRANCIS Daddywhereareyougoing? Damianispreoccupiedwithgettingready. DAMIAN Yeah. Francistugsharder.Damianlooksathim. (CONTINUED)

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10 CONTINUED: 3. FRANCIS Whereareyougoing? DAMIAN Imseeingmyfriendstonight. FRANCIS Cantyoustayin? Damiankneelsdown. FRANCIS Youdidntstayinlastnight. DAMIAN (laughing) Youfellasleeponmebuddy. Francisissaddened.Damiankisseshimontheforehead. DAMIAN TomorrownightIpromise. Damianstartsheadingoutofthedoor. MRS.LUBOV Youshouldstayinforhim. Damianclosesthedoor.Francisstandsthere,sad. MRS.LUBOV(O.S.) Heneedsyou. INT.SPEAKEASY-EVENING DamianissittingwithaflappernamedJESSI(21). JESSI Ivebeeneyingyouallnight. DAMIAN Haveyounow? Theresabriefsilence. JESSI Youthinkitsabitunorthodoxfor awomantoapproachaman? Damiansmilesanddrinkstherestofhisdrink. (CONTINUED)

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11 CONTINUED: 4. DAMIAN Onlyifthebanksclosed. Damiansignalsthebartenderfortwodrinks. JESSI Notnecessarily. ShekissesDamianscheekandslipsapillinhisdrink. INT.SPEAKEASY-NIGHT JessicaressesDamiansarm.Hesdazed.Thebarsdead. JESSI Howboutwegetoutofhere? DAMIAN Yes,maam. Theywalktowardstheexit.Damianwavestohisfriends. DAMIAN Illseeyouguysatwork. Hisfriendswaveback.Damianstumblesabit. EXT.SPEAKEASYALLEYWAY-NIGHT Damianwalksagainstthewall.Jessiwalksbeside. JESSI Youalright,kid? Heslurshiswords,stumblingevenmore.Shepullshimup. JESSI Hey,getupnow. Hefallsdown.Shekneelsdownbesidehimandshakeshim. JESSI Hey,hey.Cmonyouregood. Damianpassesout.

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12 5. INT.HALLWAY-NIGHT TwoGuardsdragDamiandownthehallwayofcells.MEN whistleandyell.Damian,dazed,looksup. ThetwoGuardsdragDamiantooneofthecellsandthrowhim in.Theylockitbehindhim.Damianslidestothewall. Ottolooksintothecell.NexttohimisJessi.Hehands hersomemoney.RUDI(43),anoddlookingEnglishman,sits inthecornerstaringatDamian. OTTO Hesmyguy,dontfuckintouchem. Ottoleaves.Damianstartstocometohissenses. RUDI Fish. Damianlooksinconfusion. RUDI Aye,Fish.Stillonatoot? DAMIAN Wh-whoareyou?WhereamI? RUDI ImRudi.Andthisistheclosest thingtohell,boy. Damianpresseshisfaceagainstthecellbars. DAMIAN Ineedtogetoutofhere. Rudichuckles. DAMIAN Howdoyougetoutofhere? RUDI YouaintgoingnowhereFish. Damianslidesdownandsits.Menfightinthecellacross fromthem.Nefisinthatcell,sittingbythebars.Rudi holdshishandup,rubbinghisfingerstogether. RUDI Money.Thatswhyyourehere.It captivatesanyoneseye.Butwhat Idontgetisthecomplete disregardforhumanlife. (CONTINUED)

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13 CONTINUED: 6. RudiwalksovertoDamian,examininghim.Damianbacksup. RUDI Relax,Iaintgointowoo ya.ButIcantsaythesamefor theothergentshere. DAMIAN Howmanyareinhere? RUDI Aboutfivehundred.Just about.Anditsallforthe entertainmentofgamblers. NEF Whatsupwithhim? RUDI Stillhalfseasoverisall. Rudichuckles.Guardsdragamandownthehallway.Hesa wreckandyellinginfear.RuditurnsDamianshead. RUDI Dontworry,Fish.Letyour adrenalinekeepyoualive. INT.CELL Damiansleepsinhiscell.AGuardentersandslaps him.Ottocomestothecell. OTTO Aye,boy.Getupyourefighting formenow. GuardscometothecellandgrabDamian.Hesresistant. OTTO Saveitforthering. INT.WOODENFIGHTINGRING-DAY TheguardsthrowDamianintothering.Theresahefty crowd,readytoseebloodshedandbattle.AnAlbanian, slimbutmuscular,standsoppositeofhim. Damianstandsfrozenandconfused.Otto,sittinginthe crowd,pullshiminandwhispersinhisear. (CONTINUED)

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14 CONTINUED: 7. OTTO Youreheretsurviveandwinbets. HepushesDamianoutinthering. OTTO Atallcost! Thecrowdroarswithexcitement.Themanhitshim.Damian fallsback.TheAlbanianfollowsupwithaseriesof punches.Damianblockseveryotherpunchindefense. Apunchgetsthrough,knockingDamiandown.Themanstomps onhimrepeatedly.Thecrowdgoescrazy. OTTO Getupgoddamnit,getup! Damiantriestogetupbutisstompeddown.Hegetsupbut themanpuncheshimdown.Thecrowdchantstokillhim. Damianisbloodiedupandexhausted.Theresfearinhis eyesastheAlbaniancomesbacktofinishhimoff.He throwsanotherpunchbutDamiangrabsitandheadbuttshim. Hisadrenalinecauseshimtostriketheman repeatedly.Damiandoesntstopandhekeeps attacking.Damianquicklydodgesapunchandjabshimin thehead. TheAlbanianfallstothefloor,bringingthecrowdtoa silence.Someoneinthecrowdasks,"Didhekillem?" Theresanuproarofboosandfaintcheers,alongwith Ottoscheering.Damianstandsthere,shocked.Hejust KILLEDaman.Hegrowswithexcitementandmuchrelief. OTTO Gethimtohiscell! GuardsgrabDamiananddraghimout. INT.HALLWAY-NIGHT TheguardsthrowDamianinhiscell.Rudilooksup, surprised.Damiansitsdownagainstthewall. RUDI Ha,Fishmadeit.Nowwecanrest. (intothehallway) Dontworryeveryone,Fishisokay! (CONTINUED)

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15 CONTINUED: 8. Rudikisseshimontheforehead.Damianbrusheshim off.Ottoappears. OTTO Nef. HeturnstoNef,whoisinhiscell. OTTO Youwashedupsonofabitch...Nef! Hebangsonthecellbars. OTTO Nextmatchisforyourcomp. ThiscatchesNefsattention.Ottoleaves. RUDI Congratulationsbigguy. Nefisspeechless. DAMIAN Whathappened?Whatsacomp? NEF Itsaticketoutofhere. DAMIAN Howareyougettingout? Nefretreatstohiscorner. RUDI (sottovoce) Nefhasbeenhereforawhile. DAMIAN Sohesguaranteedawayout. RUDI WellthatsifhewinsNefappearsfromtheshadowsofhiscell. NEF -Iwillwin. RUDI Easythere,youdontevenknowwho yourefightingyet. (CONTINUED)

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16 CONTINUED: 9. Allthemenintheircellsdownthehallwayyell,"Iwantto fighthim.""Nef,fightme." DAMIAN Couldntsomeoneinthecrowdtell thepoliceandtheycancleansweep thisplaceup.Wedbefree. RUDI Snitch?Whodwanttosnitchon thisgoldmine.Wereina depressionandpeopleneed money.Eventhepolice.Letthem bettheirchangeaway. DAMIAN Whyiseveryoneinterestedin fightinghim? RUDI WhoevercandefeathimonhisNEF ThepersonIfightcanwinmycomp. RUDI However,darlingherewontloseDAMIAN Illfightyou. RUDI (mutters) Ikeepgettingcutoff. DAMIAN DidyouhearwhatIsaidNef,Im fightingyou.Ineedthatcomp. NEF No. DAMIAN WhatdoyoumeannoIhaveason.I needtogetbackgoddamnit.Im theonlyonethekidsgot! NEF Isaidno. Damianpressesagainstthecellbarsforcefully. (CONTINUED)

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17 CONTINUED: 10. DAMIAN Listentome.Imfightingyou. Hefallstotheground,tearyeyed. NEF Yousaidthereasonforfightingis foryourboy?Iwastakenlike you,butatayoungage.Iwas sixteenlivinginQueens.My fatherwasawayatwarsomymother wantedtotakemeouttosee20,000 LeaguesUndertheSeainManhattan. Itwaslatebutwewalkedthrough CentralPark.Mymotherwenttogo lookatapondsoIwalked ahead.Menwerewaitingaheadof usandIranintothem. Rudilooksup. NEF Theygrabbedmeandcoveredmy mouth.Mymotherdidntnotice.I foughtthemoff.Shecamerunning over.Itsurprisedthemsothey shother.Oneshotandshe fell.TheyjusttookmeawayandI wokeuphere.Oneofthemwas Otto. TheylookoveratOtto. NEF TheyshotoncebutIthinkshes stillalivetoday.Ihaventseen herordaylightsince.Imwinning mynextfight.EvenifIhaveto killmyopponent,tobesureofit. DAMIAN Well,oneofusisdyingthen. Nefstudieshim. NEF Otto! OTTO What? (CONTINUED)

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18 CONTINUED: 11. NEF Imfightingthenewguytomorrow. Themenintheircellsyellindisappointment.Damiangets upandbeginstopracticehisfightingstance. RUDI (smiling) BesttobereadyFish. DAMIAN WhydoyoucallmeFish? RUDI Yourenew,yourethefreshmeat. CONTINUED: 11. NEF Imfightingthenewguytomorrow. Themenintheircellsyellindisappointment.Damiangets upandbeginstopracticehisfightingstance. RUDI (smiling) BesttobereadyFish. DAMIAN WhydoyoucallmeFish? RUDI Yourenew,yourethefreshmeat.

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19 Great Gig in the Sky II Morgann Smith

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20 The Drop-Off Brendan Tymon

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22 to be worked up about. From the Grey Nick Brown

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23 mood to drink anyway. I start to get anxious as I worry that a neighbor might Paige and I leave the party together to be on our way

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24 restroom together. gas station beverage.

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25 windows. longer driveway.

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26 reads.

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27 Splash of Color Kristen Burke

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28 and power outages in my head. and I will always return to my sea. have monsters waiting in the shadows. and the giant slime Godzilla to remind you To the Future Husband Ryann Crofoot

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30 (LIGHTS UP. A therapists there. Patients is a Virtue Jordan Dedrick

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33 Things That Happen When I Get Too Drunk ends with a late night walk home without shoes. The beer in my hand plus the three you buy me plus you shoving me into a wall and me letting you. I take the random that did not minus my ability to stand up straight Kaili Morris

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34 Your sweatshirt and vodka It keeps me warm while I am pressed against while you dry heave into my garbage and you asking why do you do this me saying I love you and you saying I know but...

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35 Selcouth Maggie Faller

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36 That Clown Incident Collin Henderson

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37 this at him. his heels together like he was in the military.

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38 almost guarantee that you would rather be dead than get

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39 There were no people standing around him. gills.

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40 sun. blue suit he was wearing. I think I heard his already low man.

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43 said it through the tears. That was never a good sign. and waving the peanut butter around in the air. Large lumps his nude legs. splattering outward and right onto us. I was immediately I looked at Jem. It was like someone had dumped a

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44 landed to the ground with a plop.

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45 no doubt making him hotter than it already was outside. I had run over. And I remembered the man with the double my head a bit and helped me sleep. hand out to him. disgusted ones.

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46 Pensive Pup Zachary Donofrio

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47 Sink stared like marbles. Kaitlyn Wachter

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48 Changed with thin rubber bands. Insulated headphones Years later I heard They shaved away his unkempt hair and bad attitude. Jessie Hambel

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49 Woman They smell my storm Abigail Allen

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50 1st & Bridge Zachary Donofrio

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51 ACTI Daisyislayinginahospitalbed.Thereisa heartmonitorononesideofherandasheis coveredwithtubes.Ontheothersideofthebed thereisasmalltablewithavasefullofdaises andapictureofMichelleandher.Theheart monitorisgoingonquietly.Michelleenterswith flowertrimmersandaslingonherarm. MICHELLE Howareyoudoing? Pause.Shestartssingingalongtothetoneofthe heartmonitor.Walkstowardsthebedandbeginsto trimtheflowers. Daisy,Daisygivemeyouranswerdo.Imhalfcrazyall fortheloveofyou.Itwontbeastylishmarriage,I cantaffordacarriage.Butyoulllooksweet,upon theseatofabicyclebuiltfo... ShelooksdownatDaisyandstopssinging.She dropsthetrimmers Ohmy...Dyl...Dr.Brunson,getinhere! DYLAN (Rushesin) Whatisit?Doyouneedsomemoreofyourmedication? MICHELLE Hereeyesjustmoved. DYLAN Michelle. MICHELLE IwastrimmingtheflowersandIwassinging.Then, theymoved.Shemovedhereyes. DYLAN Stopdoingthistoyourself. MICHELLE (TurnstowardDaisyandbeginstalking toher) Baby,canyouhearme? DYLAN Youknowshecanthearyou. MICHELLE Dontsaythat. Daisy Morgan Altland New Voices 2015 Winner

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52 2. DYLAN Shecant. MICHELLE Baby,itsMichelle.Imrighthere. DYLAN Thepatient... MICHELLE (TurnsbacktowardDylan) Mywife...yourdaughter... DYLAN Thepatient canthearanything.Shesa... MICHELLE Shesaperson.Likeyouorme.Shehasaheartbeat. Shehaseyes.Shehasasmile. DYLAN Idontseeasmile. MICHELLE Thenyoucantseeyourdaughter. DYLAN Idontseemydaughter.Iseethepileoffleshwitha bunchoftubesjammedinsideofit.Thatsnotmy daughter! MICHELLE Youdontevenknow her. DYLAN Whatisthatsupposedtomean? MICHELLE Daisies. DYLAN What? MICHELLE Yougotyourdaughterdaisies. DYLAN Shelovedthem. MICHELLE Yourdaughterhasalwayshateddaises.Shetoldmeon ourfirstdate.Whatkindoffatherwouldgettheir daughteraflowertheyhate.

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53 3. DYLAN Michelle,shesgone. MICHELLE Shesalive.Shesrighthere,breathing. DYLAN Shesnotbreathing.Amachineispushingairinand outofher. MICHELLE Thatdoesntmakehernonexistent.Shesstillin thereandshesgoingtomakeherewaybacktous. DYLAN Doyourememberwhattodayis? MICHELLE Iwontletyou. DYLAN Thecourtsidedwithme. MICHELLE Thatdoesntmakewhatyouredoingright. DYLAN Itswhatsbestforher. MICHELLE Itswhatsbestforyou.Youdontcareabouther. DYLAN Dontsaythat. MICHELLE Youdontwanther.Youdontloveher. DYLAN Ilovedher!FromthemomentIfirstlaidmyeyeson herIlovedher.Shewasmyeverything,andshemade everythingbetter.Thisisnther.Thisisascience experiment.IfIwantedtoseethatIwouldgotoa highschoolgymnasium. MICHELLE Stopit! DYLAN Thisisntright.Yourerunningyourselfraggedtrying tokeepthisalive.

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54 4. MICHELLE Her... DYLAN No,this.Youwanttokeep this aliveandyouonlywant tokeepitalivebecauseyoucantacceptwhats happened.Shesgone.Thisisntwhatshewouldhave wanted. MICHELLE Shewantedtobewithme.Shewantedalife.Shewanted kidsandabighouse. DYLAN Shecanthaveanyofthat.Shecanonlylayhereand "breathe".Itshappeningtoday. MICHELLE Shesyourlittlegirl.Shesmywife.Doeitherof thosethingsmeananythingtoyou? DYLAN Thishasgoneontoolong.Youneedrestandit...she needstomoveon. MICHELLE Imfine. DYLAN Whenwasthelasttimeyouvelookedatyourself.You lookterrible,andyourarm... MICHELLE LikeIcareaboutmyarm.Iwouldtearitoffifit meantyouwouldseeherthewayIdo. DYLAN Itshappeningwhetheryoureonboardornot. MICHELLE Shesalive.Iwontletyou... DYLAN Youdonthaveachoice. MICHELLE Youdonthavetodothis.Please.Lookatherattell meshesgone. DYLAN Imsorry. MichellegoesovertoDaisysbedandbegins crying.Dylanwalksover.

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55 5. MICHELLE Goaway. DYLAN Itswhatsbest. Avoicecomesinthatsoundsasifitscomingin fromanintercom,"DoctorBrunsontotheI.C.U. DoctorBrunsontotheI.C.U." MICHELLE Justgo,Iwanttospendsometimewithmywife. Dylanreachesintohispocketandpullsoutafull bottleofpills. DYLAN Justincaseyourarmishurtingyou. Dylanexits.Michellecontinuestocry.Aftera whileshegrabsthepillbottleandtakesahand fullofthem.Slightpause.Then,Daisyslowly turnsherheadtowardMichelle. DAISY Ireallyhatedaisies. MICHELLE Iknowbaby,heneverlistens.(pause)Doyouknowwhat theyreabouttodo? DAISY Iknow. MICHELLE Isthatwhatyouwant? DAISY YouknowallIwantisyou. MICHELLE Iwantyoutoo,buttheywanttotakeyouaway. DAISY Thenfightthem. MICHELLE Ihave.Theyalreadywon.Noonewantstobelieve yourealive. DAISY Youhavetomakethembelieve.

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56 6. MICHELLE Imtrying! DAISY Iknow,butIneedyoutotryharder.ThewomanI marriedwouldgettheyesnomatterwhatwasinher way. MICHELLE Thisisdifferent. DAISY Why,becausesomestrangerdecidedIwasdead.Screw him.Hedoesntknowme.Stopthem.Slapsomesense intothem.Dosomething! MICHELLE Itsjust... DAISY Iknowyoucandoit.Didyouseehowmyfatherlooked atme,hewantstobelieveyou. MICHELLE Didyouhearhim? DAISY (Beginningtobecomeangry) Yes,andrightnowyouresoundinglikehim.Youre actingasifImalreadydead.Doyoualreadyhavethe funeralplannedout.Ibetyougotdaisiesforthe memorialservice. MICHELLE Baby... DAISY Probablyhaveadaterightafter,hopeyouthoughtofa goodreasontoshowupinablackdress. MICHELLE Ionlyloveyou,nowandforever.YouknowIloveyou. Youdideverythingforme,andIoweeverything. DAISY (Calmsdown,looksawayfromMichelle) Thatsnottrue. MICHELLE Yesitis.Iwouldntbealiveifitwasntforyou.

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57 7. DAISY Itwasntenough.Yourarm... MICHELLE Whocaresaboutmydamnarm.YouswervedsoIwouldnt behit.Thatmeanseverythingtome. DAISY Ishouldhavedonemore.Ididntwantascratchon you. MICHELLE Iwishyoucaredmoreaboutyourself. DAISY Imstillhere. MICHELLE Fornow.Nomatterwhatittakes,nomatterhowhardI havetofight,youregoingtostaybymyside. DAISY Iloveyou. MICHELLE Iloveyoutoo. Dylanwalksbackonstage. DYLAN Michelle,itstime.Pleasedontmakethisharderthan italreadyis. MICHELLE Isithard?Youseemtobetakingthisveryeasily. DYLAN Ithasto... MICHELLE SHE. DYLAN She wasmydaughter. MICHELLE Howissheanylessyourdaughtertodaythanshewas before. DYLAN ThisisnotDaisy.

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58 8. MICHELLE Ofcourseyouthinkthat.Imtheonlyonewhotruly lovedher. DYLAN DontthinkforasecondyouknowhowImfeeling. MICHELLE Itwasonlythetwoofus... DYLAN Iwasthereformydaughter,thereforthesunnydays andthedaysthatwerentsosunny.Ihelpedheronher feetwhenshefeeldownandgaveherthepushshe neededwhenshewastooafraidtomove.Iwastherefor herfirstloveandherfirstheartbreak.Youvebeen togetherforfiveyears.Mytimewithhermakesthat seemlikenothing.Youarejustapartofherlife,I washerlife. MichellemovestowardDylan.Shestumbles slightly. MICHELLE Areyoutryingtohurtme. DYLAN Imtellingyouthetruth. MICHELLE Webothknowthatsshit. DYLAN Michelle,howmanyofthepillsdidyoutake. MICHELLE Notenough. DYLAN Toomanyofthoseandyoucoulddie. MICHELLE Likeyoucare.Ifthelifeofyourdaughterdoesnt mattertoyouanymorethenwhyshouldyoucareabout me.AfterallIwasonlyapartofyourlife. DYLAN IloveyouMichelle,youjustneedtoletmehelpyou. MICHELLE Youonlywanttohelpyourself.

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59 9. DYLAN Imnotthebadguy. MICHELLE Areyousureaboutthat?Youreactingkindoffunnyif youwanttobethehero. DYLAN Michelle. MICHELLE What?GodforbidifIwantyoutostoptryingtomurder yourdaughter. DYLAN Imsavingher. MICHELLE Thisiswrong.Trytojustifythisanywayyouwant, itsstillmurder. DYLAN Thisisnowayforsomeonetolive. MICHELLE Youdonteventhinkshesalive. DYLAN Shesnot.Enoughabouther,Ineedyoutothrowupthe pills. MichellegoesbacktowardsDaisysbed. MICHELLE Dontyoudaretouchme. DYLAN Calmdown,Imonlytryingtohelpyou. MICHELLE Thereisnothingwrongwithus,werefine.Stayaway. DYLAN Ijustwant... MICHELLE Ifyousay"whatsbestforus"Imgoingtoscream. DYLAN Enoughofthis.

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60 10. MICHELLE No. DYLAN Michelle... MICHELLE Stop! Michelletakestherestofthepills. DYLAN Ineedsomehelpinhere. TriestograbMichelle,butshegrabsthetrimmers fromthegroundandpointsthemtowardsDylan. Dylanbacksup. DYLAN(CONT.) Help,Ineedsecuritysenttoroom323. DAISY Whatdidyoudo? MICHELLE Idontknow?Imsorry. DYLAN Idontwanttohearyouresorry. MICHELLE Theyrenevergonnaletusbetogether. DAISY Theyregonnatakeyouawayfromme. MICHELLE Nooneisgoingtotakemefromyou. DAISY Idontwanttoloseyou.Whatarewegonnatodo? MICHELLE Shh...itsalright. DYLAN Whatareyoudoing? MICHELLE Sayinggoodbyetomywife. MichelleclimbsintobedwithDaisy.

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61 11. DAISY Iloveyou. MICHELLE Iloveyoutoo. (Beginssingingagain) Daisy,Daisy,givemeyouranswerdo.Imhalfcrazy, allfortheloveofyou.Itwontbeastylish marriage,Icantaffordacarriage.Butyoulllook sweet,upontheseatofabicyclebuiltfor...two Blackout.theheartmonitorcontinuesforanother 15secondsthenflatlines.

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62 Intertwined Dori Gronich

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63 Poltergeist bolts loose would serve I saw it! lies. Lucki Cooper

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64 Stagnant Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes -Walt Whitman The roses on the table at an angle to make them last when my lungs start to drown in the air that surrounds my bed Sarah Fessler

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65 Great Gig in the Sky I Morgann Smith

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66 Dont You Ever Forget It Jamal handed me the unlit blunt. Torrin Kearns

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67 shivering my bones. *** Christmas tree. make sure not to hit the spray nozzle.

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68 money to be wasting on shit like this. That was my last 20 head up to speak. walk. *** Jamal smoked me up good. I was still high hours later

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69 *** eyes.

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70 door and down the hall. Ally begins to leave a message.

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71 in throwing me under the bus. all his might.

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72 I almost slap her. says sternly. hands. wipe my nose with my sleeve. Ally gets annoyed. *** somehow make my dad less dead.

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73 drawer. arrived. basis. body. said. soon.

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74 seen this situation play out. my aunt. aunt asked. ***

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75 break when my mom stares at them. to eat him alive.

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76 dad on in my head. sounds like a demon. I pull my blanket over my head. I want them heads towards my room. blanket. door behind her.

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77 *** *** raises its glowing head.

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78 holidays less depressing. It never worked out. I stopped made that impossible. honor. remind him.

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79 out.

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80 La Douleur Exquise Maggie Faller

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81 In the Absence of Light Brendan Tymon

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82 People laughed and yelled at him. The Gambler Christine Czarnecky

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83 Nature v. Nurture Mareena Razik How the trees rise and stand up-with strong trunks-with branches and leaves! (Surely there is something more in each of the trees-some living soul.) From Song At Sunset by Walt Whitman There may be more to me than meets the eye vines that have some strange strong hold on me. There may be more to me than meets the eye under my eyes. There may be more to me than meets the eye my thin my brown There may be more to me than meets the eye but there are times when the bully wind tries to make me bend in ways

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84 Traveling Towards the Rice Creek Field Station Alexis Corcoran There may be more to me than meets the eye trees and more to do with nurture.

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85 Hair tie into your thoughts. white world. Kiana St. Louis

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86 I am my hair.

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87 Clocks imagine. Not that long. minutes. Stacey Baran

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88 minutes. Again. golden wall with silvery gear guts. silvery gear guts.

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89 Industry vs. Nature Zachary Donofrio

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90 Mustang Sally Aundrea Durham INT. CHEVY DAY CASEY(22) is a clean cut guy with his hair combed back, face shaved and a slim fit suit on. He is flipping through radio stations that are only playing Christmas songs. EXT. BACK ROAD DAY There is light snow starting to fall and stick to the ground. There are small cabin homes few and far between. INT. CHEVY DAY Casey is gripping the steering wheel as the snow starts to pick up. He begins to slow down to see where he is. CASEY (sotto) By time I find this house the party will be over. Late for the family picture. CUT TO: INT. MUSTANG DAY SALLY is an older woman wearing a track suit with her hair a mess from the open car window. She is speeding in the mustang. She is cranks up the music. SALLY (singing) IM SO FANCY! EXT. BACK ROAD DAY Sally spots the Chevy and slams on the breaks. The Mustang rear ends the slow Chevy. Sally pulls over. CUT TO: INT. CHEVY DAY Casey shakes his hands in the air. CASEY Im too young for this! CUT TO:

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91 INT. MUSTANG DAY Sally looks at the dented Chevy. SALLY Not again. CUT TO: EXT. BACK ROAD DAY Both Casey and Sally get out of their cars. CASEY Why is this happening to me! SALLY That is a beautiful car! My first husband had a car like that back in the day. CASEY I was barely moving! You didnt see me? SALLY Honey, if I would of seen you, I wouldnt of hit you. CASEY You should of been paying attention! SALLY Im a wanted woman, I dont have time. CASEY That doesnt matter! Its snowing! Casey starts pacing back and forth. CASEY (CONTD) (sotto) I just paid this car off, I have the worst insurance, Im going to have to do illegal things toSALLY Dont talk to yourself in front of strangers dear, it makes you look crazy.2.

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92 CASEY What? Do you even care if Im okay? SALLY You seem fine to me! Extra fine. I havent seen a man dressed that nice in decades. You remind me of my second husband. Casey leans against his damaged car. CASEY This is the worst day ever! SALLY Dont be dramatic sweetie, it gets worse. Trust me. CASEY Why are you so calm about this!? SALLY Because you arent! Unclench a little. You look like you have somewhere important to be, judging by your getup. Where are you off to James Dean? CASEY Why so you can harass me somewhere else? I barely know you, I dont need you following me. SALLY My third husband would say things like that all the time before we were married. CASEY Excuse me but how old are you? SALLY 78 years young handsome! Cant stop, wont stop! CASEY You shouldnt be driving at this age, youre a danger to society! SALLY Age has nothing to do with my driving abilities, Ive always been reckless.3.

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93 CASEY I hope you have bingo prize money saved up, youre paying for this! SALLY I do suppose I should since it is my fault. Do you have a pen and paper so I can give you my information? Sally is batting her eye lashes at Casey. CASEY Sure, just, stop making that face. SALLY No promises, make it quick sexy. CUT TO: INT. CHEVY DAY Casey looks for a pen and paper. He hears an engine revving. CUT TO: EXT. COUNTRY ROAD DAY Casey looks up and sees the mustang peel off and shrink as it speeds down the road. Casey is confused. As he stands in the road, a van drives up that reads Senior Home Care on the side. DRIVER Excuse me sir, have you seen an elderly woman pass through here? She escaped earlier today and stole a doctors car. CASEY The reckless, 78 year old with 6 husbands? She went that way ButHastily the van speeds off down the road in order to chase Sally. CASEY (CONTD) Who is going to pay for this! CUT TO:4.

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94 INT. MUSTANG DAY Sally has one hand on the wheel. SALLY (sotto) Could of been husband number 4. FADE TO BLACK.5.

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95 Vintage Sarah Fessler

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96 Oswego Re-imagined David Owens

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