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SHORT NARRATIVE

The Gorden family is moving out of the house that has been theirs for 37 years. Amid the usual detritus of cherished objects and abandoned junk, there is the skull. Family legend says it was the skull of a Japanese soldier killed in WWII, but no one is certain. Forgotten for years, stored in the back of a closet, the skull presents a unique challenge: how do you get rid of it? Each family member has his or her own opinion… smash it, bury it, throw it out, or take it to the police?

But while the family argues and packs up the house around it, the skull speaks to us, letting us in on its secret desires. With the help of some movers, the skull will get what it wants and the Gordens will get what they didn’t realize they could have: the freedom to move forward.

Screens as part of the NARRATIVE SHORTS SERIES 1 on Saturday, January 23, 2016, at 8:30 am at AcA.
Graceann Dorse
Graceann Dorse
Graceann Dorse
2016
13 Minutes
U.S.A.
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1/23/16 8:30am at Acadiana Center for the Arts (AcA)
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