31.December.2013 – early afternoon
Lorraine sitting at home alone, in a straight backed chair pulled up to a wooden table. The only sound is the scratching from her scribbling furiously in her journal using a pen that writes with purple ink.
Lose 5 pounds before the reunion
Call Mom more often
Get that rattle fixed on the car
Walk every day
Spend more quality time with Ted
Bring more fresh cut flowers indoors
Learn to ski
Get that promotion at work
Take better care of myself
Scene shift – same date, same time
Ted sitting at home in a recliner, drinking beer in front of a big flat-screen TV with the volume cranked. A football game on the air. On the TV tray next to him sits a discarded envelope and the stub of a yellow #2 pencil with the eraser chewed off.
Pan in on the envelope.
Written on the back is:
Win the lotto
Never make another New Year’s resolution
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