Almost the Fifth is taken from a screenplay that I’d written years ago. My attempt to convert the story, as told from a first-person perspective, failed. But converting scene changes into chapters provided a fast way to get to my favorite part, dialogue. I discarded the other ninety percent of the screenplay and just played with this one.
I love the conversations between Vargo and Pretty. How much can we learn from a cyclops eye? Throw in Ben’s struggle to define his world, Coyote’s gift, the bad guys, time travel.., a fun piece to write.
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