Letters in the Sand by Manuel Royal | Script Revolution

Letters in the Sand

A young ice cream purveyor talks to people he assumes will watch him from the future, acting as their guide to the bizarre twists and turns of adulthood in the modern world.



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We meet C.B. Gaffney, a few years post-grad, and follow him through a day as he addresses people in the future whom he assumes will watch him via time-viewing technology. He interacts with coworkers and customers in the ice cream field, and deals with friends and family. C.B. turns a promotion into joblessness, suffers through a lunch with his former child psychiatrist, reflects on his existence, and unexpectedly reconnects with a college crush.

Submitted: August 24, 2017
Last Updated: August 24, 2017

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The Writer: Manuel Royal

Manuel Royal, like Tristram Shandy, was born with a broken nose. This led naturally enough to writing (with a few decades off for life experience and reflection). His first love is science fiction, but Manuel dallies with many genres and is fascinated by what accumulates in the tide pools between genres. His output has mostly been short stories, but also several comedy pilot scripts, and one short comedy/sf script produced by SandJack Productions ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmwhBok5vYU ). He is currently at work on a contemporary novel with fantastical elements. Go to bio

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