Another week, another story. I'm on vacation from my day job, and I've been spending it revising earlier stories one last time so I can send them out to some editors. I'm also starting to revise my novel, currently called The Dream Sutra. Haven't quite decided if I'm going to post it here yet.
This one is kind of a love letter to a youth spent watching cheesy movies, especially on Mystery Science Theater 3000. It was inspired by a certain independent movie I'd seen shortly before my trip to Boston. And if you've never seen a Rifftrax Live show, I highly recommend it.
You have no idea how much fun the screenplay portions were to write. Credit goes to J. Michael Straczynski's The Complete Book of Scriptwriting for help with the format. I'd also like to thank Morgan Hoo for his input.
THE END OF THE RAINBOW, STARRING...
For their first date, Derek took Mena to a very bad movie. The theater downtown hosted a midnight screening of Tommy Wiseau's cinematic turd, The Room. Derek had missed previous screenings, and Mena hadn't seen the movie at all. People came in costume, tossed footballs around, threw plastic spoons at the screen, and shouted along with the most notorious lines.