Empty Chair by Debbie Croysdale | Script Revolution

Empty Chair

A farmer refuses to accept the premature death of his daughter, instead retreating into a world of denial that could ultimately cost his liberty and it seems nothing will save him now except divine intervention.



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Genre Family Paranormal Drama.
The idyllic rural life of a farming family is blown apart after a school shooting causes the death of a couples only daughter. Whilst the rest of the family mourn, the girl's father retreats into a make believe world of denial, causing his wife to leave him and take their young son away to live with her mother. Neighbors, friends, even the family doctor try to intervene to help a man who carries on as though nothing's happened, as gradually his withdrawal and confused thinking worsen. More eccentric by the day, he turns up at the school gates to collect the dead girl, eating and washing no longer on the agenda. Night and day he's out in his tractor planting more row crops at the wrong time of year. His wife wants a divorce and needs attorney of their family farmstead to ensure her son is guaranteed some sort of future. The grandmother of the deceased girl persuades her daughter that they need the help of powers that be, to involve police and medics in assessing her son in law for sectioning. "For his own good."

There is a saying in life "we are all spiritual beings having a very human experience" and the only intervention now for this man's lost soul, will be a miracle.

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Submitted: December 6, 2020
Last Updated: December 6, 2020

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The Writer: Debbie Croysdale

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