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Writing Prompt: Select a quote from a movie. Using that quote as the first line of dialog, craft a conversation between two characters. If you need help thinking of a movie quote, IMDb Quote Section may be helpful.

Disappointment by Sarah D.
(quote is from Garden State)
“Maybe that’s all family really is. A group of people that miss the same imaginary place.”

“Even so, I still wanted to go home for Christmas. Everyone is so far away. I am going to feel so alone.”

“You’ll have friends to hang out with though. You won’t be entirely alone.”

“But it’s not the same. Some people hate their families, or feel eh about them. But mine is so amazing. They’re all such interesting creative people. They’re crazy and weird and that’s why I love them.”

“You’re lucky to have that. Many people don’t.”

“I know. That’s why I’m so upset. We can’t afford to fly me home…there’s just no way. And I hate that we are so poor, and everyone else I know gets to go spend the holidays with their families. I’m jealous. I hate feeling that way.”

“I wish there was something I could do.”

“That’s sweet. There’s nothing anyone can do really, unless they have a spare 800 bucks. I’m afraid…my Gramps….he has Alzheimers. He’s 87. I don’t know how many more Christmases he is going to be around for. And I’ve only missed one so far in my entire life. I didn’t want to ever miss one again. Life is so short.”

“Indeed it is. But all you can do is be thankful for every second you have. Every minute, every holiday, every phone call from home, every birthday card, every hug. You may be broke but you have love.”

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