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After a tragic car accident claims his wife, a teacher tutors a young girl from a very broken home and eventually gains a new understanding for love and family unity.

Sam Hale is a teacher at a local elementary school and a widowed single father. A few months prior his wife Alice and his son Olly were involved in a car accident that claimed her life. Olly was unharmed but now the weight of caring for a small child by himself has taken its toll. A few doors down from Sam lives the Garban family, drug dealing lawyers with a young daughter named Claire. The two parents are too absorbed in their drug ring to care about Claire and often times she is mistreated and abused. Claire is in Sam's class at school and while Sam grieves for the loss of his wife, he starts to notice Claire's shabby appearance and slipping grades. He arranges to tutor her after school and over the course of the school year he gets to know her and her situation. When a drug deal goes bad at her home Claire is tossed into the foster care system and now it is up to Sam to bring her back to mend his family and give them both a loving home.

Submitted: December 20, 2019
Last Updated: April 24, 2020

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The Writer: Kara Joy

Kara Joy “KJ” has always loved being a part of the creative world. She was born with an overactive imagination, a pen in her hand, and a story in her heart. She wrote her first screenplay when she was 8 and first published in a poetry anthology at the age of 12. She self-published her first novella, Blood Royal, in 2009 which was recently re-released. She has always had a passion for helping other artists with sharing what she's learned and always trying to encourage them in their own works of art. Kara thrives on being creative and multi-tasking with her different projects. ​She has a M.F.A. in Motion Pictures and Television from Academy of Art University (2014). You can find more scripts... Go to bio

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