Ring of Wishes Excerpt
INT. A COMIC BOOK STORE – DAY
A WOMAN walks in the comic book store. She walks to the
left. DANL is being HIDDEN by ALISTER and other customers.
DANL! WHERE are you? DANL!
MOM! Mom over here.
The WOMAN (CALISTA) who was calling walks over to the DANL
who is by ALISTER who was telling DANL the story.
DANL! Come here!
But mom, I’m talking to this man.
He has been telling me a gre…well
I hope a great story.
Hello sir, is my child bothering
No, no he is just fine.
(Alister puts his hand out to
Nice to meet you mam. My name is
Mom, he writes comic books.
(she shakes his hand)
You look familiar.
Oh I must have one of those faces.
Alister was trying to place her too, but he was having a
struggling time doing so.
No! No I think I know where.
You…you…do?! Well, I’m in here
at least a couple times a week.
No…no not here somewhere else. I
just can’t place it.
I thought you wanted me…was it
because you wanted to to get some
Oh, yes…that’s why I was looking
for you. It’s getting late.
(She takes her sons hand)
Well nice to meet you Mr. Alister,
but we need to go.
Okay, but I promised I would finish
my story tomorrow if you don’t mind
bringing your son back.
Calista walks her son out of the comic book store. Alister
goes back to one of the boxes full of older comics.
Now that was weird.
(He shakes his head)
I still can’t place her. Well I’ll
keep on thinking and maybe tomorrow
when I tell Danl more of my story.
As Alister stands in front of the box for a couple of
minutes, thumbing through picking out a comic then putting
it back. Then taking out another as Calista rushes in with
her son being pulled behind.
Alister I…I remember you now.
Where I’ve seen you. That is.
O…Oh really. WHERE?
I…I’ve seen you before I was in
and out of consciousness.
Wha…You, were what mam?
Both Alister and DANL look at the Calista wondering what she
was talking about.
Mom what are you talking about?
Well, DANL it was when you were
four. Your dad and I went on a date
as you stayed with your grams. It
was five almost six years now.
Okay so what does that have to do
You don’t remember? Well let’s just
say you ripped the door off of the
car. And you saved me.
No…no way is this the guy you
told me about. The
super-strong guy who saved you
before the car you were in blew up.
Do you remember now Mr. Alister?
Yes…yes I remember.
I…well DANL few people know this
story so I’m going to let you and
your mom in on a little secret. It
happened like your mom started to
say. But let me start where it
started for me and my best pal
Who is Su y?
You’ll soon find out.
Okay…mom can we stay and listen
to the story.
How about this…let us three go
have something to eat, and I’ll
tell you on our way and during our
dinner. How’s that sound?
Pulling at his MOMs jacket.
Come on mom he did end up saving
True. And I do love a great story.
Okay…Let’s go then.
They walk out of the comic book store.
EXT. COMIC BOOK STORE – DAY
I will start my story once we get
in the cab.
Alister waves his arm.
It’s going to be a good story.
A taxi pulls over. Alister opens the back door and lets the
Calista in first then the boy. He then himself gets in.
INT. TAXI CAB – DAY
Okay we are in, start the story.
Hold one moment please.
Thirteen and Roosevelt.
Okay let me start.
Wait where are we going to eat.
Well, Renchos my good Calista.
Sorry had to say that.
That is the new premiere
No butts please! I do hope that’s
not on the menu.
Now lets get to the story.
EXT. OUTSIDE – DAY (5YRS EARLIER)
We see Alister and a dog walking on a path. We see trees on
one side and houses on the other side.
My dog Su y and I walked the same
path day after day for years behind
our house. They called it the
Greenbelt. They decided to name it
that because the green you can see
with the trees and the green grass.
We see side view of Alister and his dog (SU Y) as some
people jog by.
Well, it started oh five or six
Yeah, we got that. Come on, get the
Shhh! He’ll get to it.
EXT. OUTSIDE ON THE GREENBELT – DAY (5YRS EARLIER)
We see Alister and SU Y (DOG, Beagle Mix) walk on a path on
one side there are trees the other side has houses and very
Su y and I had walked the path
behind our house for years. But I
felt it was time for a change.
So, one day we did just that.
EXT. OUTSIDE ALISTER’S HOUSE – DAY
Alister takes Su y and starts to walk towards his truck.
Su y lets…yeah lets go somewhere
we haven’t been before.
Alister puts the tailgate down.
Come…get up Su y.
Alister taps the tailgate.
Come on Su y.
Su y jumps up.
Alister closes the tailgate.
We’re going to walk the path in the
Alister pats Su y on the head.
This will be different. Won’t it
Damn wish you could talk to