by Meghan Scibona
10. Round 4: Card guy carries a sign in the ring
11. INT. BOXING GYM - DAY
Isabel and Sandra hit bags next to each other.
Isabel, come here and punch.
Isabel looks up, crosses past Sandra. Sandra punches Isabel right in the eye. The timer buzzes.
12. INT. ISABEL’S LIVING ROOM - NIGHT
Isabel sits on her couch working, surrounded by wads of paper and her computer. Sandra enters with bags of stuff.
Come on! We are on a deadline.
I'm on a deadline too. Work. Give me 15.
Will you just come here for a minute?
Isabel looks up to reveal her black eye. She walks over to Sandra. Sandra looks at her eye, feels bad.
Look. I got you a corset, some beautiful spanx. Ooo. Fake
eyelashes. Lacy bra. Let’s get you all dolled up.
You want me to look like a drag queen?
Sandra motions for Isabel to go. Isabel throws up her hands.
Sandra steers Isabel towards the bathroom, as they walk, Sandra hands Isabel a stack of 3x5 notecards.
Acceptable topics of conversation.
I’m better at conversation than you are.
Keep telling yourself that.
Sandra shoves Isabel in her bedroom.
13. Round 5: Card guy carries a sign in the ring
Writer's excerpt courtesy NYWIFT (NYWIFT.ORG)