Drama • Short • Unproduced
When two elderly acquaintances are abandoned on a group outing, they try to seek help and in the process, develop an unlikely bond.
RICK (76) emerges from a public toilet to discover that he has been left behind during a group excursion to a nature reserve. In a state of nervousness he encounters a familiar face, fellow castaway, MRS GALLAGHER (68), who to his chagrin, is nonchalant about the situation. Whilst Rick is actively engaged in a comically futile attempt to draw attention to their predicament, Mrs. Gallagher is calmly confident they will be found soon enough. As they bide their time, their interplay and peculiar discord reveal a mutual fear of loneliness and a yearning for companionship long abandoned.