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									Excerpt from “Clown Dust” by Kym Blaise Richardson




EXT. GATE -- DAY
Regina lowers herself down onto a kicking bull. It rams the gate. WHACK!
Regina's got a worried look on her face. Struggles to steady her hand
as Nate ropes her in.

                                  NATE
                        You OK, there?

Nate tightens her riding rope.

                                 REGINA
                           (whispering to herself)
                        I'm rooted in my earthside...my earthside...


Regina wipes sweat from her forehead.


                                 REGINA
                        Yea, I'm just fine.


Nate's expression suggests that he doesn't believe her. Regina scans the
bleachers. Spots Miss Betty and Lexi in the crowd. Her face relaxes into
a smile.


                             ANNOUNCER (OS)
                        Outta gate three...


                                  NATE
                        You ready, pardner?


Regina gives Nate a wink.


                                 REGINA
                        Ready!


Nate jumps down to the gate latch.


                             ANNOUNCER (OS)
                        Riding "Starlight" -- it's Regina Maxwell!


Nate knocks open the latch. WHAM! Regina busts into the –
EXT. ARENA -- DAY
"Starlight" bucks up a storm.


                                ANNOUNCER (OS)
                           That's one fiesty little bull. Hold on, Regina!
                           Hold on!


Regina grips the riding rope tighter. The bull spins around-and-around.

REGINA'S POV
The crowd's a blurry rainbow swirl.

The BUZZER sounds.

Regina leaps from the bull. She hits the ground. BLAM! Rolls into the
dirt.

The bull charges. Clyde jumps in between Regina and the bull.


                                     CLYDE
                               (to Regina)
                           Got it covered, sweetheart.


Clyde "plays defense" on the bull. Suddenly, the bull butts Clyde.
THUD! He goes flying off to the sidelines.


BLEACHERS
The crowd GASPS. Miss Betty shakes her head. Lexi's on her feet.


                                ANNOUNCER (OS)
                           Gotta get help out there -- and fast!


EXT. ARENA – DAY
Regina picks herself up.

REGINA'S POV
"Starlight" charges toward her, when –


                                  PARKER (OS)
                           YAAAAAA!!! YAAAAAA!!!


The bull stops in its tracks. Turns around. And there's Parker ...
-- Stetson cocked to the side.
-- Bright make-up -- white-face...blue smile...black around the eyes.
-- Red nose twinkles in the sunlight, and...
-- A flash of silver at his waist -- his new belt buckle.

								
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