Favourite Son

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Two brothers reassess their relationship as they sit stranded on the side of a road, with a stolen hearse containing the body of their father.
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Ammon's relationship with his father has affected his entire life. Ignored, forgotten, considered irrelevant, his father made sure Ammon knew how little he thought of him. Even though he now has his life together, Ammon still can't let go of his animosity towards his father, which is tough to resolve considering his father died last week.

Ammon's brother Benjamin, on the other hand, was the favourite. Loved by his father, Benjamin's biggest struggle comes in letting go of the man who loved him so much. Hence why Benjamin stole the hearse from the funeral, hence why Ammon jumped in to get him to stop, hence why they're both sat on the side of a road with their father's body in a coffin behind them.

As they talk they both begin to understand each other's relationship with their father through a different lens.

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The Writer: Aaron Kent

I'm a screenwriter and poet from Cornwall, UK. My first project - a TV show titled 'Edits' - is currently in consideration with a production company, and has been described as Community meets Girls for a UK audience. I also have a film in development with Max Borenstein (Godzilla, Kong: Skull Island) and Eric Phillips (Inkubate Entertainment).

I run a website where I interview poets via poetry - poeticinterviews.wordpress.com - where poets taking part include James Franco, Sage Francis, Sabrina Mahfouz, Luke Wright, Luke Kennard, Melissa Lee-Houghton, and many more. I had a verse-novella (Subsequent Death) published in 2017 with zimZalla, and  have a collaborative book (The Last... Go to bio

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