Homecoming by R. J. Cardullo | Script Revolution

Homecoming

Two unwelcoming, wounded Confederate soldiers return home by train to Virginia—awaited by a welcoming crowd.

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an excerpt from "Ourselves to Know" (1960), a novel by John O’Hara.
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During the American Civil War, two injured, disheveled, and disheartened Rebel soldiers return home to Manassas, Virginia. They are awaited at the train station by a welcoming crowd and a band. The first soldier, who has lost a leg, falls from the train as he disembarks, knocking down two people as he does so; the second soldier, who is blind, follows the first and screams for aid from his tardy, unwitting wife before he will make a move down the coach steps. The crowd watches. So does the band, which does not play. Then everyone leaves the station.

Submitted: February 9, 2021
Last Updated: February 9, 2021

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The Writer: R. J. Cardullo

A former university film teacher, I turned to screenwriting several years ago. I have also written film criticism for many publications. A New Yorker by birth, I grew up in Miami and was educated at the University of Florida, Tulane, and Yale. My last U.S. address was in Milford, Connecticut; I am now an expatriate residing in Scandinavia. Many of my scripts (both long and short) are adaptations of lesser-known works by well-known authors. I am happy to re-write, collaborate, or write on demand. Thanks kindly for any attention you can give my work. Go to bio

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