Have you ever wondered what your dental hygienist is thinking about as she cleans your teeth? Here's a clue-it's not your teeth.
Patricia is a dental hygienist, an inveterate daydreamer, and a lesbian. In the midst of cleaning people's teeth, she fluctuates flawlessly between her inner and outer worlds. And it is during one of these routine cleanings that a story pops into her head. There's Frederick, a guy who has failed his driving test ninety-nine times, and a woman on the run named Tulsa. Then there's RaeEllen and Daryl John, brilliant skaters who have always been in Patricia's mind, but never given her a story.
As the days go by, Patricia continues to explore her characters by asking her patients questions about their own lives, and soon, she is merrily immersed in her fictional world. When she takes the plunge to write a screenplay, Patricia's creative process explodes and she begins to experience the joy, frustration, and satisfaction of writing. Critique partners and a screenwriting conference in Hollywood follow and Patricia begins to realize that maybe, just maybe, her daydreams will appear on the silver screen someday-if she just believes.
Filled with fun and quirky characters, Slather is the engaging account of daydreams in action and of the magic inside us all when we choose to believe the impossible.