One Sultry Day Pitch

One sultry day in September a strange cloud forms, fixes itself in the East, while a mass of unsettled air sets in. Soon after, a record breaking cold and hot clash, while two students kiss in the left wing of Berkeley Library. Hurricane Amelia hits, rolling in like a train, a scorned woman, thunderous, derailing lives, Eliot Feinemann’s embrace, and leaving the East in ruins. Only the West is spared. By a fateful twist, amidst the aftermath of destruction and carnage, two lovers marry and begin a family. But as the storm dissipates, so, too, do the hopes and dreams of Eliot and Lenore, forced apart again in the East and West, respectively, by another storm of equal power that seizes people, calls itself Western Alliance Reconstruction aka WAR. Although apart, the two remain connected by a delicate filament of memories as the present and earlier times intertwine like a web, the strands becoming more tangled and intricate as they encounter a depraved society, devoid of emotion and expression. They are buoyed only by a primal yearning for love, for each other, and for possible redemption.

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