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The Cure for Aging - There's a Cure for That... or Is There?

The Cure for Aging
An elderly prisoner gets rid of a troublesome young cellmate,
thanks in part to his promise of a "cure" for aging.

The cure for aging revealed…in prison?  That’s what David Pauwels’s short script The Cure for Aging promises, and then delivers.

At a lean eight pages taking place all in one location, Cure grabs the reader immediately and doesn’t let up.  It opens on Jeremy - an old-timer in every sense of the word - alone in his bare cell, content to read his worn paperback. 

In comes Wally, a young hothead loudmouth with attitude to spare, a spiritual cousin to some of the best and worst characters seen in Darabont-King collaborations like The Shawshank Redemption and The Green Mile.

Over time, Jeremy tries to calm the impetuous Wally down, tries to give him some focus for life on the inside.  But all stir-crazy Wally can think about is the anti-aging procedure Jeremy once heard about on the outside.  

By the time it’s all over, The Cure for Aging will leave you feeling the same way a good episode of Alfred Hitchcock Presents or Tales from the Crypt always did. 

With a wicked smile on your face.  

The Script

The Cure For Aging

An elderly prisoner tells a bothersome young cellmate about a secret means of escape and a mysterious cure for aging, showing how one leads to the other.

About The Reviewer

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B. S. Carter began his writing career in second grade writing one-page (wide rule) sequels to movies like The Terminator.  

B. S. attended the University of South Carolina (the other USC) and graduated with a Liberal Arts degree in Media Arts (concentration Film).  While in college, B. S. won the Havilah Babcock Short Story Prize for his short story “Guts,” in which a high schooler tries to stop his best friend from committing suicide. 

After college, B. S. moved to Los Angeles...Read more

About The Writer

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Dave has written and optioned a number of shorts and features, as well as a novel, Who Iced The Snowman?, published by Cozy Cat Press in 2016.
His main genre is comedy, but he also leans towards sci-fi and paranoid/conspiratorial thrillers. He performs standup, plays bass, and cycles 300 km per week.Read more