During a cold winter in the trout-fishing community of Miena, Tasmania, Tony (a novice fisherman) receives lessons in life and fishing from fly-fishing guru Ben; which propel him to reflect upon the passing on his own father and the brutal finality that comes with sudden death.

  • naturalism
  • 15
  • 2 total
  • 2 male identifying
  • adult
  • Australian Script Centre


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EXTRACT: I am the hospital. Walking down the corridor toward his room. Throat knotted tight as a boxer's fist. Stopping at the door. Tears welling. I look in and - he's there - on his bed - shrunken and bruised and yellow. I turn away and bite down tears. I look again and he's just staring out his window, out to the water. I clear my throat and walk in. We stare at each other for several seconds until I can't hold his gaze and look away.

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