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Inverness Green


FADE IN:

INT. CLASS ROOM - DAY

Carrying two guitars, PETER in performer's outfit arrives. He then takes out his electric Gibson Futura SG. A LADY (50s) approaches him.

LADY

I like the green colour of your

guitar.

Peter nods and plays fingerstyle guitar.

PETER'S SPEAKING AND PERFORMING MONTAGE

A/ An MC introduces Peter.

B/ Peter's speaks with visual aides and power points.

C/ Peter finishes and a round of applause follows.

D/ Peter then sings his songs, initial ones are raw.

E/ After warming up, his songs sound like music to people's ears.

END MONTAGE

A tea reception begins. A GENTLEMAN (30s) approaches Peter.

GENTLEMAN

You said you published daily

blog posts. What drives you?

How to create a daily theme?

PETER

There're people following my publications...

GENTLEMAN

You don't want to disappoint

them...

PETER

Even if nobody follows my

my stuff now, I'd still do it

as I'm aggregating my works.

Furthermore, I enjoy the

creative process.

The gentleman nods.

PETER (Cont'd)

My objective is to publish

a post before midnight...

GENTLEMAN

So you put pressure on

yourself.

PETER(Cont'd)

With pressure, I derive

energy and creativity.

FLASHBACK

INT. MUSIC INSTRUMENT STORE - DAY (2015)

Peter watches an array of Gibson guitars.

PETER (V.O.)

I like the green Futura SG,

It has the inventive E-tune.

That's a differentiator.

Peter buys the green Futura SG happily.

INT. STUDY - DAY (YESTERDAY)

Peter is surrounded by electric and acoustic guitars, cables and guitar amplifiers.

PETER (V.O.)

Which guitar should I bring?

Peter opens a Gibson guitar case.

PETER (V,O.) (Cont'd)

I seldom play the Futura SG

as I haven't bothered to

learn the e-tuning.

Peter checks the E-tune device and presses a button. No light.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

The battery is dead now.

Having done the manual tuning, Peter plays it.

PETER (V.O.)

It sounds good. I'll take this

and the newly acquired Fender

acoustics as a spare.

Putting the Futura SG back inside the case, Peter notices something inside a small inner box. He examines it.

PETER (V.O.)

It's a charger. I see! The

E-tune battery is rechargeable!

A beat.

Having inserted the battery back into the E-tune slot and pressed the menu button, Peter sees lights. As he strikes on each guitar string, the device responses automatically. Peter then strums and we hear harmony.

PETER (V.O.)

It's easy!

END FLASHBACK

PETER (V.O.)

Creativity is the same.

It's easy if you try.

The gentleman digests the message.

PETER (Cont'd)

I won't leave it till tomorrow.

I don't know if I rise again...

an old man now...

(Smiling)

I don't want my children and

grandchildren receiving less

royalties.

The gentleman chuckles.

INT. STUDY - NIGHT

Still in his performer's outfit, Peter sits behind his computer.

PETER (V.O,)

What should be the theme

of my blog post today? The

exchange about "how to

create a daily theme" lingers

in my mind. Okay, let this

be the theme.

Having typed a few lines, Peter pauses.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

I recall the colour term of

my Futura SG isn't just

called "green"...

Peter researches with his phone.

PETER (V.O.) (Cont'd)

Oh yes, the shade of green

is called "Inverness green".

Pausing.

PETER (V.O,) (Cont'd)

I've been to Inverness...

But that's another story...

FADE OUT

The End

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