CWE – Sportscasters

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Well, I’ve been in full writing mode with my Copywriting job and trying to finish up a book series (scatterdashesbook.com) that I have all but completely neglected this loyal site.

With a new year comes new self promises and I want to do a couple of things: read more and write more out of my comfort zone.

So that means a creative writing example featuring a script! The prompt I was given was “At a romantic restaurant on a busy Saturday night, a guy gets down on one knee and begins to propose. You are a sportscaster doing color commentary of the occasion for a live television audience.”

 

Mark

Well Jim it looks like it’s finally come down to this.

Jim

I know Mark, I don’t think anyone else but Stephen here really saw this coming.

Mark

Truly a moment in the making.

Jim

And there he goes. He fakes dropping a napkin. What a stylish move.

Mark

Very classy. Jim. It’s a move that hasn’t been used in over a week. Probably.

Jim

Right you are. And now as we sit, we watch slowly as Stephen tries to pull the ring box from his pants.

Mark

It looks like his date has no idea what is going on right now.

Jim

I’d have to agree with you, Mark. She is looking very disinterested. Possibly checking one of those social media things.

Mark

You know, I never really got into that social thing. My son likes it though. Always taking pictures and whatnot.

Jim

Great for him. OH! STEPHEN FUMBLES THE BOX!

Mark

Classic rookie move here. With a slip up like that, you’d think this was the first time he has ever done this.

Jim

He recovers quickly though and begins to straighten up. He gets her attention. Just look at that smile, mark.

Mark

Stephen is really beaming. He’s been waiting for this moment.

Jim

He has and now it looks like everything might pay off. He opens the box. My, look at that thing!

Mark

Aren’t you supposed to spend 3 months’ salary on a ring?

Jim

That you are, but it looks like Stephen didn’t get that memo. Maybe it was a tweeter that missed his inbox or something.

Mark

Uh oh. His date doesn’t seem too impressed with it either. She is standing up. Let’s see if we can get a better feed from the field. Jess?

Jess

HI Mark, Jim. Before the dinner, I asked Stephen if he was nervous and after the dropping of the box we can totally tell that he was. When asked if he should be doing this he replied. “Of course, Dinah is the woman of my dreams, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with her.” Back to you.

Jim

Thanks Jess. Looks like Dinah has thrown her napkin at Stephen’s face, trying to cover his embarrassment.

Mark

That shows that she has some kind of feelings for him.

Jim

That it does. However she seems to be standing up, shaking her head. Stephen is looking around the restaurant almost pleading with Dinah.

Mark

He looks like he is pleading for this moment to end. Poor guy won’t be able to live this down.

Jim

Right you are, Mark. Dinah has now resorted to yelling. Flailing her arms everywhere. What’s she saying Jess?

Jess

Jim it sounds like she is calling him crazy for proposing after a week of dating.

Mark

I’d call it ambitious. You gotta give this guy credit, he is definitely a go-getter.

Jim

Dinah has thrown her hands up in frustration and has proceeded to exit the restaurant in haste. I don’t think she’ll be returning.

Mark

After an insult like that, you don’t ever want to be seen. I wouldn’t be surprised if she moved out of the city altogether.

Jim

It sounds like our field correspondence has met up with Stephen for some last thoughts. Jess?

Jess

I’ve got Stephen here. Stephen, how did you picture this night ending?

Stephen

Well, Jess, you know, I came out tonight and gave it 100%. You know, you picture these things in your mind and you try to get ready mentally and physically but sometimes the other team has different plans.

Jess

Is this going to hamper your chances in the future?

Stephen

Absolutely not. Sometimes you just gotta go back to the drawing board and really look at what worked and what didn’t. I’ll be back next week with a better plan.

Jess

Thanks Stephen. Back to you Jim and Mark.

Jim

Well there you have it. A man with a plan. What do you think could be in store for him Mark?

Mark

Desperate loneliness and sadness, Jim.

Jim

Right you are again. From all of us down here at Olive Garden, we wish you a good night!

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