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 Posted: Thu Aug 5th, 2010 08:12 pm
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Darkja



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Thank you media res. In response I will post another one of the sectins I was working on entitle ""The Ring". This is actually based off of a somewhat real converstaion between my wife and I. If you have not read parking lot please read it first.

 

The Ring


by Todd Ford


copywright 2010


 


At Rise: Katherine and Harold are at a condo. You can clearly here the sound of beach waves in the background. Katherine is packing Harold is frantically unpacking everything she packs clearly looking for something.

 

Katherine (horrified)


Harold, what are you doing?

 

Harold


I’m looking for something.

 

Katherine


But Harold I just packed that.

 

Harold


It’s important. It’s my ring I can’t find my wedding ring.

 

Katherine


Did you look on the nightstand?

 

Harold


No Katherine I didn’t look on the nightstand. I looked every place but the place where I normally put my ring and my wallet.

 

Katherine


No need to be sarcastic I was just asking.

 

Harold


Wait. You had it last. When we went swimming I gave it to you. You never gave it back.

 

Katherine


Yes, I did.

 

Harold


No you didn’t. You said you wanted to make sure I didn’t lose it.

 

Katherine


Well, obviously I had a good reason.

 

Harold


Fine talk from a woman who lost her ring at a bowling alley.

 

Katherine


I told you I took it off to bowl and you must have knocked it off the table.

 

Harold


No, Katherine you lost it. You’re always losing things.

 

Katherine


No Harold I’m not.

 

Harold


Like last week with my car keys.

 

Katherine


They were on the back of the door Harold.

 

Harold


Who would look on the back of the damn door?

 

Katherine


They were hanging on a key rack.

 

Harold


But that’s not where I left them.

 

Katherine


That’s right because I put them away for you.

 

Harold


Did I ask you to Katherine? That’s the problem you’re always cleaning up then I can never find anything.

 

Katherine


Because you never look.

 

Harold (motioning to the mess around him)


Oh I look Katherine I look.

 

Katherine


No you don’t look. You cuss. You throw things around. You don’t look.

 

Harold (yelling)


I don’t fucking yell and cuss.

 

Katherine (deadpan)


You’re right Harold how could I have been so mistaken. Now just calm down. Let’s go through where you’ve been this morning.

 

 

 

Harold


Well first I went to take a leak. Oh my God do you think I. (Harold runs off and returns with a wrench)

 

Katherine


Harold calm down. Before we do any major plumbing renovations lets go through the rest of your morning.

 

Harold


Well then I had breakfast. (pause) Wait you don’t think I ate it do you?

 

Katherine


Knowing you that’s a distinct possibility but I think you probably would have noticed.

 

Harold


Then I took a shower and got dressed.

 

Katherine


That’s it.

 

Harold


Yes, that’s why I’m saying you must have kept it. Katherine. What the hell did you do with my ring?

 

Katherine


I didn’t do anything with it Harold.

 

Harold


Did you put it up someplace weird? You’re always doing it.

 

Katherine


What makes you so sure I had anything to do with it?

 

Harold


Because I gave the ring to you Katherine. If I had it back Katherine I’d be wearing it. I get up I get dressed and I put my ring on Katherine I always do the same thing. If I had it it would be right here on my god damned hand (points to the ring that has been on his hand the whole time). It would be right here.

 

Katherine


Uhm Harold.

 

Harold


Not now Katherine. I don’t want to hear any of your excuses.

 

 

Katherine


But Harold.

 

Harold


No. If I had it I would be wearing it.

 

Katherine


You are.

 

Harold


I am what?

 

Katherine


Wearing it.

 

Harold (looks at his hand)


Oh…well if you hadn’t taken it earlier I wouldn’t have had to worry about it.