The box of chocolates left Mr Caretaker speechless.
The weight of this unexpected Valentine’s Day gift from his crush sat firmly in his hands, rich with the promise of a happier ending to come.
But before their love could unfurl any further, a detractor voiced his displeasure.
The film producer listening to this movie pitch was no fan of sentimental melodrama.
He wanted action and thrills, a rollercoaster viewing experience with twists and turns to keep an audience on the edge of the seat.
The frazzled writer, desperate to sell his script, gave the producer exactly as he requested.
He raised the stakes, and in doing so realised too late that improvisation was not his strong suit…