edited: Tuesday, October 09, 2007
By Earl C. Thompson
Rated "G" by the Author.
Posted: Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Become a Fan
This is the story of two people who were in love when they were kids; they are now reminiscing on the old days.
INT. RESTAURANT Ė DAY
The restaurant is partially empty. LORAINE LIVINGSTON, an attractive looking young lady, around thirty-five years of age, is sitting by herself in a corner. She has a book she is reading.
The tittle on the book is ďMemoriesĒ The authorís name is Steve Harvington.
BACK TO SCENE:
STEVE HARVINGTON, thirty-five years of age, good-looking, he is lean and fits neatly into his jeans and tee-shirt. He walks up to the table Lorraine is seated around and holds onto a chair in front of her.
Youíre not waiting on someone,
Lorraine looks up at him.
Do you mind if I sit?
Steve pulls up the chair and sits.
Itís a beautiful day, isnít it?
Lorraine lays the book on the table. She looks at him.
I guess it depends on what youíre
looking for in a day.
Steve leans forward, clasps his hands together and puts his elbows on the table. He looks Lorraine straight in the eyes.
You know, I have the ability to
tell someone their age, where they
are from, and their profession by
just looking at that person.
Lorraine appears unimpressed.
Okay, take you for example. I know
that you were born on the May, the
seventh, seventy one. I know that
youíre from Scarborough in Canada
and that youíre a nurse.
Lorraine is obviously not impressed.
Well, it must be a coincident, I happen
to have the same ability, but I can go
a bit further. I can tell you your name.
Steve sits back and forces a smile.
Let me see, your name is Steve
Harvington, you were born on May,
the seventh, seventy one, youíre from
Scarborough in Canada and youíre a
Steve chuckles forcefully.
So you do remember?
Of course I remember. But Iím afraid
I canít say the same thing for you.
I know I am right.
Steve, Iím a day older than you are.
Are you serious?
Why would I lie?
For years Iíve had the belief that
we were born on the exact same date.
Well, you were wrong.
I would have lost my life. I would
have bet that we were born on the
Well maybe they would have saved
your life when they realise that
you are off by just a day.
Steve appears thoughtful.
(He looks at her, this time
with more enthusiasm.)
When I heard your voice last night
I couldnít believe I was actually
talking to you. How long has it been?
About twenty years.
Itís been that long, has it?
Well, Iím a different person now.
Yeah, I can see.
(She takes up the book and
looks at it.)
Youíre a writer.
(She looks at him)
Where did this come from? I didnít
see this when we were growing up.
Neither did I.
A waitress comes up.
Are you ready to order as yet?
Weíll call you when weíre ready.
The waitress leaves them.
I guess I wanted to be someone
Weíre all different, Steve.
You know what I mean.
When we were kids, you used to get
yourself into so much trouble.
Yeah, and I wanted to change that.
I wanted attention, but then I realised
that there were other ways to get
attention than being bad.
Mom used to like you, you know, but she
thought that you were going to get
yourself into trouble.
So many people thought that I was
going to get myself into trouble.
You were really terrible, Steve,
Well, Iíve changed.
You remember when I put that
Metal thing on the stove and asked
you to hold it and you did?
How could I have forgotten something
like that? I was lucky that it didnít
leave a scar.
Even though I was punished for it, I
wanted to say I was very sorry.
I have forgiven you. You remember that
practical joke you played on Peter?
Which one was that?
The one when you almost scared him to
death by telling him his mom was dead,
thatís the reason why everyone was
That was cruel; I almost gave him a
Has he forgiven you?
Yeah, the last time I went to
Scarborough, I saw him and we talked.
Did he remind you of that time?
No, and I didnít bring it up, I swear.
I believe you. How is Sandra?
Yeah, she used to tell me to stay away
from you, because you were no good. She
told me that I shouldnít allow your good
looks to fool me, she said youíre from
My sister was jealous of me; I was my
momís favourite, and it caused a lot of
And you were also the only one in your
family to have gone to college.
Yeah, I really got a lot of fight as a
kid; my siblings were jealous.
Have they changed their perspective of
Yeah, they have. We get along famously
now; everyone is my friend.
She looks at him.
You havenít changed much; you still
look as good as you were back then.
Steve smiles mischievously.
Are you saying I look like that same
little guy you used to get into trouble
I used to get beating to stay away from
you; my mom used to say that you were
no good. She was impressed with you
when it comes to your school work, but
she just hated that you used to play
so many practical jokes on people.
That was just me back then, but Iíve
changed, Iím serious, I havenít
played any practical jokes on anyone
since college days.
Yeah, after you played it on that guy
who beat you so bad, you had to go to
Steve looks at her, a bit serious.
Who told you about that?
Steve, this is Lorraine, the girl
who was in love with you when we were
kids. When you left Scarborough, I felt
like a part of me left with you. I had
to find a way to keep in touch.
Well, that was one of the reasons why
I decided that I would stop playing
practical jokes on people.
I really did miss you, Steve.
And I miss you too.
Why havenít you gotten married?
I could ask you the same question.
And I would tell you that it was
because of you.
It must have broken your motherís heart
to know that the same guy she used to
punish you over, is the same guy you
ended up falling in love with.
Steve, my mom knew from the beginning
that I was crazy about you. She was
always saying I was too young to be
You remember that time when you gave
me your lunch money and ended up
walking from school because you had
missed your bus?
Yeah, and my sister told my mom it
was because I was talking to you
why I missed it. My mom punished me
Man, I was something else when I
was a kid. May be your mom still hates
Mom never hated you, Steve, and you
But she always wanted you to stop
talking to me.
It was because my mom knew the way I
felt about you. She just didnít think
it was right for me to have felt that
way about you when I was so young.
Well, things are going to be different
now, I guess.
Would you like to have something to
Yeah. We have so many memories to
catch up on.
Lorraine calls the waitress over.
Yeah, we do.
They gave the waitress their orders.