My second script is also one of my favorites. When I wrote it, I was able to get a Hollywood agent to help me sell it.
A sale was never made, but I’m always optimistic.
For my third script, Diamonds and Dreams, I was invited to Hollywood for an Awards Banquet from a contest I entered it into. For my second, I got an agent. I need an agent, but the awards banquet was pretty fun.
So I guess I enjoyed the banquet better than getting an agent.
My second script is entitled, “Walk like a Man”.
Here is the cover I designed. Notice that as he stands there, he only has one leg and crutches, but in the shadow, he has both legs. That’s what they call foreshadowing, haha.
I drew the image of Corey standing in the door and his shadow. It wasn’t that hard to draw freehand, but I did have to be pretty precise to make it look good.
And as you can tell, the main character is named Corey… Corey Manahyme.
As with all good stories, you need a good hero.
Corey is a good hero. He’s tall, well built, good looking and a star high school quarterback.
He’s in his junior year, but already he has offers from every major university in the nation to come play for them when he graduates in a year.
Corey likes Notre Dame though. He wants to play for the “Fightin’ Irish” and that’s where his heart is set on going once he graduates.
The story opens on a snowy football stadium that is filled to capacity and then some, with fans watching a game.
Corey’s team is in the State Championship game.
I’ll spare you the little details, but through Corey’s heroics and strong arm, his team wins the state championship.
There’s celebrating and everything is going as planned for Corey Manahyme.
Then one day, his father tells him that they are moving to the other side of the state. He assures Corey that all of the universities will still want him because he is so good and already proven that.
He goes on to tell Corey that his promotion is too important to the family.
Corey is beyond upset, but there is nothing he can do but deal with it.
When the day finally comes for Corey to leave town, all of his football friends are on the front lawn saying good bye to him.
After they hug and share one last laugh, Corey gets in the car with his mother and father and off they go.
I’ll cut to the point now.
On the drive to their new home, Corey’s father continues to drive at night in a pouring rain that is hard to see through.
The Manahyme’s collide with a Semi Truck that is merging onto the freeway and didn’t see them.
There is a terrible crash and the next thing is that Corey is in the hospital. He has lost the lower part of his right leg in the crash.
As you can guess, this is extremely traumatizing for a kid about to enter his senior year of high school and to realize all of his dreams of playing football again are over.
I go on to write about his therapy and what happens to him as he recovers.
Corey refuses to wear a prosthetic and prefers to use the crutches to get around. I explain this well in the screenplay.
Fast forward, now Corey is healed and home in the new house.
Corey’s father feels an unbelievable amount of guilt and begins to drink. This leads to a bad relationship between him and Corey.
It’s the Fall now and Corey is starting school at his new school.
He has to experience a certain amount of prejudice and has obstacles and people to overcome.
He meets Sara, a nice girl in his same grade.
As they get to know each other, she tells Corey that she is going to Notre Dame to study Journalism. Corey’s happy for her, but you know it pains him to hear anything about Notre Dame since he won’t be playing football for them.
One day, a coach invites Corey to try out for the wrestling team.
Corey ponders this for a while, then decides to do it.
Again, I’ll cut to the point. I show Corey going through the trials and tribulations of becoming a high school wrestler.
He makes the team and becomes really good.
During the story, I have some funny scenes added in and also a scene where Corey and Sara are at a school dance.
It comes up that Corey can’t dance while using his crutches. Sara says it’s no big deal and she’d rather sit and talk with him.
Towards the end of the story, Corey and his fellow wrestler’s are going for the State Championship in Wrestling.
As with all good stories, they win.
After the match, Corey and his father have a reconciliation in the gym and their relationship is beginning to heal.
Later, at the Manahyme house, there is a celebration party for winning the state title.
As the party goes on, the wrestling coach comes in.
He goes on to make an announcement that he has been offered a job to be the head coach of wrestling at Notre Dame University.
Everyone is congratulatory and happy for him.
Then he says he has another announcement.
He says that he’s there on his first recruiting visit and that he’d like to offer Corey a full scholarship to attend Notre Dame as a wrestler.
Everybody goes crazy with joy. Especially Corey and Sara. Now they can stay together through college at the same university.
The story ends at the senior prom.
Sara and the other friends of Corey are waiting on him to arrive.
Suddenly, they all turn to stare, with mouths agape.
Corey comes walking in wearing a very nice tuxedo. He’s walking normally because he is wearing the prosthetic under his pants.
It was a surprise he had been working on for Sara.
Now they can dance the night away.
The story closes on Corey and Sara slow dancing with the other students.
I think this story is just as good, if not better than, some of the movies I see that get made.
It’s just a matter of getting the right set of eyes on my script.
As I said in my other screenplay story, when I get more time to dedicate to it, I’ll try to get one of my scripts sold and made into a movie.
I’ve got notes written down for about 8 other stories I want to turn into screenplays.
It takes a lot of time and dedication to write a screenplay. So when I have more time, I’ll write some more screenplays and tell you about them.
I hope you are having a wonderful day.
I’d like to say hello to Ellen and Lily. They both read my articles and like most of them. I really appreciate the positive reinforcement. At least I know I’m pleasing someone with my stories.
Thank you, ladies.