Cover Photo: The Bourgeois Pig, photo by Kenn Wilson/flickr
The Bourgeois Pig, photo by Kenn Wilson/flickr

How to Write a Screenplay in a Café

“Whether or not I find the café I want, the screenplay is waiting.”


WestworldThe Nerdwriter

LOUISE is a waitress in a coffee shop. She is in her early thirties, but too old to be doing this. She is very pretty and meticulously groomed, even at the end of her shift. She is slamming dirty coffee cups from the counter into a bus tray underneath the counter. It is making a lot of RACKET, which she is oblivious to.

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eyesThe Departed

Evan Fleischer is a writer-at-large. In addition to Catapult, his work has appeared in The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, The Washington Post, Esquire, The New Republic, The Paris Review, McSweeney's, and numerous other publications.