LOWER EAST SIDE
BY AMANDA FIELDS
In the far too near future, two teenagers meet by accident and fall madly in love and spend the night learning everything about each other and are convinced that they are solemates until they realize that their relationship is doomed. Rebecca is from the upper east side and Lennon is from the lower west side. So after tonight, they will never be able to see each other again. Unless they can somehow make it across midtown
New York is split by Midtown. No New Yorker will ever travel through it. And in the near future they have good reason.
After a magical night of random choices, Rebecca and Lennon bump into one another at a bodega. The two have an immediate connection and spend the night having the best date of their lives. After the night comes to an end, Rebecca tells Lennon to come and meet her on the Upper East Side the next day. As soon as she gets home Midtown NY opens up and unleashes hell. If Lennon Wants to keep his date he will have to move Heaven and Earth.
Lennon is not a half-empty, half-full guy. He is an I have the wrong glass guy. Never fitting in and always feeling that there has to be more to life than what he sees.
With a whole lot of things going wrong, and seemingly another useless day. Lennon finds himself chasing a man who stole his phone onto a bodega, where he meets Rebecca, and his life changes intently. The two of them instantly connect and spend the day together finding joy and wonder in all the magic of the city. They have become what they would have made fun of yesterday. Not wanting the night to end they make plans to meet at noon tomorrow and for the rest of their lives. But like Hell wouldn’t have it they find themselves with other-worldly obstacles.