Wait. No. Apparently, that was the working title. The actual title I went with was SPLIT OPEN.
Just a taste (this scene is between the protagonist and her teenage son):
What are you studying right now?
A sparkle in Dylan’s eye about the subject.
Kennedy and stuff. Did you know that Nixon lost the 1960 election because he didn’t wear any makeup for a TV debate?
At the time, you were four, Dill, and your sister was six. I didn’t pay much attention to all that.
Did you notice if Nixon wore makeup in ‘68, though?
He didn’t look as bad as he did earlier.
I bet that’s why he won. Even if not everyone voted for him. Did you, Mom?
Anna’s face clouds, as she FLASHES BACK…
INT. VOTING BOOTH — 1968 ELECTION
Anna has the punching pin in hand, hovering above the section for president. The pin comes down, and it looks for a second that she’s going to vote for Nixon…
But then she firmly punches the hole for Humphrey, and moves on to the next section.
INT. DINING ROOM — SAME
Anna shakes herself out of it when Dylan repeats his question:
Well, Mom? Did you vote for Nixon?
She directs her attention to her dinner, and an awkward silence descends.
AN AWKWARD SILENCE DESCENDS. Guys, please try to hide your jealousy at my PURE RAW WRITING TALENT. I know it’s hard, but TRY.