Monday, September 17, 2012
GUTGAA Pitch Contest #32 - The Key To Life
THE KEY TO LIFE
When Anna Wilson took on the daunting task of restoring Matt to a state of sobriety and happiness, she never expected to fall in love; and she certainly wouldn’t have guessed the object of her desire would be Matt's father.
Before falling to the floor passed out drunk, Matt Hayes declares his love for Anna. Wishing she could tell him she loves him back, she just can’t do it. Instead, she decides to search for someone who can.
When she discovers a journal that Matt’s father Tom had kept, she believes she has found a way to save Matt from his downward spiral of depression. Despite the fact that everyone believes Tom is dead, this journal gives her reason to believe otherwise. Embarking on a search through shark infested waters, to a hellish island in the middle of nowhere, she discovers that the man she is looking for is indeed alive.
However, a wrench is thrown into her plans when she finds herself falling for him. Now the man who is supposed to be Matt’s saviour, could be the man who ends up bringing him more pain and heartbreak.
When she discovers that Tom isn’t Matt’s real father, she only finds herself lost in more confusion. Sure this would make it more acceptable for her to feel the way she feels about him, but if she is even going to consider pursuing the flutterings of love that are developing between them, she has to find a way out of the spotlight of Matt’s desires.
This time in search of a solution, perhaps Anna has discovered the key to allowing herself to follow her heart and begin a relationship with Tom, without leaving Matt in the dust festering in a cloud of hurt and betrayal.
First 150 Words:
"The truth of the matter is….. I think you’re amazing!" Matt stammered as he stood there
on uneasy legs, the effects of half a bottle of rum finally becoming visible.
"Did you hear me? I think you’re amazing and… I’m in love with you.” These last five
words were barely audible as he uttered them with a great sigh, just before passing out.
Matt was a tall man, nearly 6 foot 9, and like a big boulder being tossed from a rooftop
onto the pavement, he didn’t land quietly.
In any other circumstance Anna would have tried to cushion his fall by attempting to catch
him, but being completely shocked by Matt’s words, Anna had remained frozen to the
spot, unable to react. Still stunned, she just stood there with one hand gripping her slender
waist and the other hand twirling that stubborn piece of hair back behind her ear while
Matt’s words echoed in her head.