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Katharine’s world interweaves between the living and the dead. 

 

Having the precision skills of a brain surgeon, she is able to help those who are ready to die and eases the transition for both the family and person preparing for death. She is known as the “Marianne Williamson of the dying” and when not helping a family, she is on the inspirational lecture circuit sharing the stage with the likes of Tony Robins, Deepak Chopra and Wayne Dyer.

On the way home from a talk, Katharine hears her best friend Barb’s voice saying “I don’t want to die without you”, Katharine rushes to Seattle and her hospital bedside. Barb has been battling cancer for the past decade…dogged belief in her capacity to heal has kept her alive.

But now with Barb teetering on the brink of death, Katharine arrives believing she is there to save the day by helping Barb make a peaceful transition…of course Barb will have none of that.

 

SAMPLE SCENE

 INT. – BEV’S HOSPITAL ROOM

The room is the typical blank walled pea green. The overly

loud hum of numerous machines and forced air dominate.

Katharine gingerly opens the door tiptoeing to Barb’s

bedside. Whitney follows.

Bev is asleep. Multiple tubes tie her to numerous machines.

Bev opens her eyes seeing Katharine

BEV

You’re here.  How did you know?

KATHARINE

You told me.

Bev laughs albeit weakly. Whitney strokes Bev’s hair.

BEV

I’m glad the two of you are here

together. What do you mean I told

you?

KATHARINE

You kept coming into my thoughts.

You told me you needed me here so

here I am.

BEV

Alright Miss Smarty Pants Psychic

to the Dying…how did you know

which hospital?

KATHARINE

I had my assistant check with the

hospitals.  It was a snap.

BEV

Imagine that.

Humming machines dominate the silence.

BEV (CONT’D)

Hi.

KATHARINE

Hi.

BEV

Those funny fish…

KATHARINE

I’m sorry…?

BEV

Those fish…we’re like those

fish…we keep swimming in and out

of each other’s lives…but the

bond is forever…we’re like beyond

this time, you know?

KATHARINE

Yes…yes

BEV

We are…the three of us…like

those fish.  We move deeply into

the ocean, a sea of lifetimes

together.

Overcome, Katharine’s eyes well with tears

BEV (CONT’D)

I love you two, you know that?

More than anything…more than

anything…

KATHARINE

Yes.

BEV

Feel the love. It’s incredible.

KATHARINE

You’re high…

BEV

I know but feel it…

Another round of silence. Whitney and Katharine lean forward,

and the three embrace as best they can with all of the

equipment that’s intruding.

BEV (CONT’D)

How long can you stay?

KATHARINE

As long as you need me.

BEV

I need my juicer.

KATHARINE

OK.  Can I get you anything else?

BEV

There are a few things.

KATHARINE

Should I write this down?

BEV

That would be nice.

Katharine removes pad and pen from her purse. Humming

machines increase in volume obscuring Bev’s instructions.