wings and things

Imagined conversation 32

on May 19, 2018

Me: Ants, guess what? I found out about this film writing competition yesterday that had a deadline of midnight last night so I worked all day on my submission – it only had to be a few pages of script, with a synopsis and….

Anthony: Steady on, Jules….

Me: I only had five pages to write the script of your life and death, our love story, and to convey what dementia is like.

Anthony: Let me guess. Am I your dementia figurine?

Me: Stop it! This is important. If I am successful I’ll get to work with professional scriptwriters and get flown to Sydney. It could be such a great opportunity to get my message out there.

Anthony: Your message?

Me: About how dementia doesn’t have to be this terrifying, tragic thing – that it is possible to have fun with dementia. Oh, I don’t know, Ants – I’m still figuring it out.

Anthony: Are you going to admit that you lied to me about me having it – dementia?

Me: I did NOT lie to you, Ants – I just didn’t tell you.

Anthony: Well I think that’s pertinent.

Me: Oh, okay, thanks!

Anthony [talking to someone else]: Yes, she gets like this sometimes.

Me: I heard that!

Anthony: Sorry, Jules, just having a chat with Saint Somebody about your script. She thinks it’s a very good start.

Me: You do realise that if I write a movie about you, I will actually be the main star as the patient, long-suffering, dedicated wife?

Anthony: As you wish.

Me: What? Don’t you mind not being the main star?

Anthony: Marion said he’d play my part.

Me: Marion? Who’s Marion?

Anthony: John Wayne. We’ve become friends. His mother wanted a girl; it’s complicated.

Me: And I thought it was me going crazy – it’s you!

Anthony: Jules?

Me: Ants?

Anthony: Write the script – write the movie. You are on the right track.


8 responses to “Imagined conversation 32

  1. susanpoozan says:

    Good luck with that script.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Oh how you make me roar with laughter. You are a gift, Juli!

  3. would love to see you win

  4. Judy says:

    I hope you knock em dead with your idea. It’s awesome and I’m so proud of you, Julie!!!
    ps. The anniversary of my dad’s death is coming up and I’ve started having some “imaginary conversations” with him. It’s really been helpful.

  5. Lois Watts says:

    Oh Jules this is your best yet, you must do this, it could help so many families affected by this horriibe disease. You have the power to help not only you but thousands of others. Go get em you got this, if you need any help, there are heaps of us that can help,xxx

  6. Way to go with the script

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