I See Dutch People

COLE

I want to tell you my secret now.

Malcolm blinks very slowly.

MALCOLM

Okay.

[…]
COLE

I see people on bicycles… Some of them scare me.

Beat.

MALCOLM

In your dreams?

COLE shakes his head, “No.”

MALCOLM

When you’re awake?

COLE nods, “Yes.”

MALCOLM

Cyclists, like in helmets with cameras and Hi-viz?

COLE

No, cycling around, like regular people…..Some of them don’t know they’re cyclists.

MALCOLM

They don’t know they’re cyclists?

Beat.

COLE

I see Dutch people.

MALCOLM becomes completely motionless. Works to hide his shock.

He and COLE stare at each other a long time.

COLE

They tell me stories…in perfect English. Dull things that happened to them on bicycles… Things that happened to people they know. Going to school and the shops.

Excerpted from Bicycle Film Scenes 2 – The Sixth Sense at The Lo Fidelity Bicycle Club, a blog by Cycling Jim Davis. Well worth a visit.