THE ADELE EFFECT BY JEFFREY LO (DOWNLOAD PDF HERE)
HEATHER sits in her apartment.
HEATHER looks at an old photograph, longingly.
HEATHER picks up her phone and plays a song.
“When We Were Young” by Adele plays on her speaker system.
As the song plays, HEATHER mouths the words.
To perfection, HEATHER mouths – every. single. word.
As would be expected, HEATHER gets emotional.
HEATHER picks up the old photograph.
That doesn’t help.
HEATHER is on the verge of tears.
About halfway through the song, BRITTANY enters.
Mind you, HEATHER is still mouthing – every. single. word.
BRITTANY hears the song.
BRITTANY sees HEATHER.
BRITTANY lets out a sigh.
HEATHER puts up her hand – let me finish the song.
At this point, HEATHER is crying.
BRITTANY sits down and waits till the end of the song.
HEATHER continues to lip sync the hell out of the song.
HEATHER’s eyes stay closed during the final moments of the song.
At this point HEATHER is weeping.
The song ends.
HEATHER opens her eyes.
HEATHER wipes away her tears.
HEATHER takes a deep breath.
HEATHER looks at BRITTANY.
BRITTANY: Why the hell do you do that to yourself?
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