TITLE: Man Land
GENRE: Romantic Comedy
The Man Land poster screamed at Braxton from the crowded break room wall. After the hype all summer long, the grand opening was only a day away. For Doug, the amusement park filled with manly challenges seemed like his best dream come true, although it certainly hadn’t for Braxton. Not that he was a wimp or anything. He just didn’t equate his self-worth with the size of his muscles. At least that’s what he told himself – especially when he hung around Doug. Or his father. Even Braxton wasn’t immune to the Man Land mania, though. After all, what guy wouldn’t get excited about driving a garbage truck through an obstacle course? But, knowing it would be a mistake to let on to Doug, who would create some asinine training schedule for them, Braxton still acted like the last thing he wanted to do was go to the Grand Opening of Man Land. So far, the charade seemed to be working.
The chime on the coffee maker sounded just as Doug rounded the corner. Dressed in impeccable grey slacks and a tight, navy blue t-shirt, Doug always looked like he’d be more at home in one of the downtown law offices than their small engineering firm. He grinned widely and reached around Braxton to tap the Man Land poster hanging over his shoulder.
“Hey Brax. Tomorrow’s the big day. Grand opening of Man Land.”