Ken Dow

On the road

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Plunge

The final version is posted below. Many thanks to everyone who took the time to read and offer suggestions!

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Selected text

I selected the poem Edmund Pollard from Spoon River Anthology. I was struck by the depth of regret in this piece and wanted to focus on a very old Edmund. Why did he hold back from sensual pleasures? What was he afraid of? What happens when he realizes it's too late?

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Final Version

https://www.dropbox.com/s/smmi2yp1w7ecdgn/Plunge.pdf

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Logline

As the townspeople prepare to celebrate Edmund's 90th birthday, a mysterious guest arrives and he is confronted with the life he was afraid to live.

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