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Cranberry Beauty

Cranberry Beauty
Two brothers share a room and when of them seems to have an "adult" dream, the other wants to know the details. 

Bunk beds. Many of us experienced those accommodations growing up. What did you get: top or bottom? Were you relegated to the dungeon or were you king or queen – of your room, at least?

It’s nighttime and writer Desiree Nordlund invites us into two brothers’ bedroom. Adel lies asleep in his bottom bunk, dreaming. There she is. Doing what? 

In Adel’s visually rich vision, a naked woman reclines on a bed covered with cranberries. More tart fruit cascades down on her, gathered by her white wings.

Adel approves. In the bed above, brother Tom hears.

Apparently, this isn’t the first time Nordlund’s angel’s made a cameo in adolescent dreams.  Adel confesses everything. But the details he leaves out -

Tom fills in. Ultimately what upper-bunk brother imagines is distinctly different than Adel’s most fevered fantasies. Which colors Tom’s judgment of him… quite a bit. 

An enchantingly crafted short-short, Cranberry Beauty reminds us how sibling annoyances are really I love you’s in disguise. No matter how quirky they get in dreams!

 “Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” - Confucius

The Script

About The Reviewer

Caroline Rovello's picture
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...Nominee, Harold L. Brown, Award of Excellence... 


"...New York is always hopeful. Always believes ... something good ..." - Dorothy Parker


... Bona-fide first-generation professional degree graduate turned  -

multi-award-winning storyteller ...


Caroline's paternal grandfather (nonno)  who, after honorable service under the Italian flag during WWI and...Read more

About The Writer

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I've been writing for as long as I can remember and writing screenplays is what I love the most.

When I write spec scripts there is often a female lead and very little talk about guys. I like odd, misunderstood characters as well.

If I am hired as a writer I dare say I'm easy to work with, and if we disagree I work to find a way that makes us both happy. I can be budget-oriented if needed, and kill darlings if needed too.

Award-winning screenwriter with several short...Read more