About this submission
Peppermint serves as a story that we’re all familiar with—the frustrated author, writer's block, and the search for a fitting conclusion to an otherwise successful novel. For Renell, this means a perfectly imperfect ending that is simple enough while also serving as a cathartic event that makes Renell’s protagonist, “R,'' appreciate life again. Despite the ostensibly straightforward appearance of Renell’s struggle as her own narrative unfolds, complications start to reveal themselves. Much of the aim of the screenplay is to provide as much agency to the audience as possible.