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The last of Veronica

Midnight, mid-August-it's clear. From porch and Veronica's "I'll go" cut to:

Veronica on back of bike, adjusts oversized circa 1970s helmet, Rusty helps with fastener (tight on her face, she smiles) .. cue sound of bike .. cut to .. bike cruises long dirt road (shot from side from follow car) -- bike pulls away, bike bellows low/guttural, brake light gleams, and Veronica hangs on ... to... long paved uphill (follow car shoots from behind and comes to side) pan to actor's faces as they attempt conversation... then off with increased bellowing... to... bike pulls onto dirt lane... cut to .. still night-wide shot, parked bike, pond, actors sit on large boulder foreground... they talk-they see shooting stars, they point, lay back on rock... to... helicopter shot of bike fast along straight dirt road... then fade cut to back of bike as it slows, pulls into driveway, Rusty's house-(dawn-cool-humid)...to...Veronica and Rusty walk to her Jeep parked under large pine, (music continuing), she's in drivers seat, he's standing-both smiling ... to... tight shot... they kiss... cut to -

We can all rest well knowing as sure as wood chips, art imitates life.

Rusty DeWees tours Vermont and Northern New York with his act "The Logger." His column appears weekly. He can be reached at rustyd@pshift.com. Listen for The Logger, Rusty DeWees, Thursdays at 7:40 on the Big Station, 98.9 WOKO or visit his website at www.thelogger.com

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