January 27 & 28: Kathryn Mockler

January 27 & 28: STEPHEN HARPER’S PIPELINE MANIA

Kathryn Mockler

CHARACTERS:

Character 1
Character 2

STEPHEN HARPER’S PIPELINE MANIA

In a park in the middle of a busy city, Character 1 sits on a large stone writing furiously in a notebook.

Character 2 walks by, sits down on a bench nearby and looks at Character 1 with interest.

Character 2: What are you doing?

Character 1: I’m writing a story about a Canadian Prime Minister who doesn’t believe in science and who tries to push through a pipeline project so that a few of his friends can make a lot of money—despite the environmental consequences. If a scientist disagrees with him, he fires the scientist.

Character 2: That sounds like a horror movie.

Character 1: It is. I’m hoping to write the story and then the screenplay. I’m hoping to sell the film and make enough money to stop living on this rock and buy a house in the most expensive city in the country. But there is one problem.

Character 2: What’s wrong?

Character 1: I can’t think of a title.

Character 2: I can help with that. I’m good at titles. How about Harper’s Pipeline Dream or Harper’s Pipeline Agenda or Harper’s Pipeline Push or Harper’s Pipeline Promotion or Harper’s Pipeline Decision or Harper’s Pipeline Stance or Harper’s Pipeline Energy Vision or Harper’s Pipeline Preacher or Harper’s Pipeline Policies or Harper’s Pipeline Plans or Harper’s Pipeline Business or Harper’s Pipeline Approval or Harper’s Pipeline Plight or Harper’s Pipeline Projects or Harper’s Pipeline Free-for-All or Harper’s Pipeline to Eternal Truth or Harper’s Pipeline Mania.

Character 1: Harper’s Pipeline Mania would make a good title, don’t you think? I also like Harper’s Pipeline to Eternal Truth because it sounds spiritual. But how did you come up with so many titles for my story so fast?

Character 2: I Googled it.

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