Short Stories. The Giant’s Playground

  This is as screenplay – Final Draft format. INT or EXT = Interior/Exterior. Named Caps = characters. VO = Voice over Just one of the exciting action scenes from my Feature Action screenplay. A fully loaded United States VLCC Very Large Crude Carrier is caught in a giant Whirlpool and looks doomed. The largest US Aircraft Carrier tries slingshotting it out. This is as screenplay = Final Draft format. INT or EXT = Interior/Exterior. Named Caps = characters. VO = Voice over INT. BRIDGE USN AIRCRAFT CARRIER – DAWN On duty: an assortment of OFFICERS, CREW, SPECIALISTS. ADMIRAL FOX watches the tanker. Then switches attention to monitor showing satellite pictures of tanker’s plight. A massive swirling Whirlpool, so large the outer edge seems calm. The...

The Silent Heroines of World War 2.

A TV series concept featuring female spies during WW2 A ‘secret’ army of ordinary women from diverse backgrounds, cultures and educational backgrounds were thrown into terrifying situations. The more dangerous their missions the more they were inspired. Whether parachuted into the occupied territory or put ashore by a fishing boat on an isolated beach in the dead of night, they faced the dangers for this is what they had trained to do. For most of them, their incredible bravery and exploits are filed away on dusty shelves and forgotten. Many were unknown, as in the case of Churchill’s ‘Elite Secret Circle’, who all answered to him and were unknown to one another or anyone else except for one ‘Lord’. All others belonged and worked for SOE, Special Operations...

Short Stories Hut 42.

I’ve adapted these shorts from either: longer manuscripts or action scenes from my screenplays that I believe make exciting reads. This is from Where the Devil says Goodnight. Gradually I will be adding more. If you like do let me know, and I’ll write more. Thanks. Hut 42. WW2 Gulag, Siberia. Yaya – 442 miles south of The Arctic Circle. The needle on the Richter scale of misery is about to set new records. WWII spun into top gear for this European aristocrat after she is accused of spying and sentenced to 10-years. Days before the 23rd birthday she falls from an ice-covered slatted cattle wagon into the crisp freezing Siberian snow. The buzz-word in the Gulag is surviving.  5,500 mostly innocent ladies subsist in the brutal, cold conditions....

Through the Keyhole

  A superb collection of short stories from this Master story and screenplay writer. He has adapted some from my action screenplays, that he believes make a good read. This e-book (and paperbacks shortly) are available on most e-publisher sites for a few dollars, I’d be pleased to know if you like my screenplay adaptations in the comments,  I ‘ll dig out more and get started. SP = adapted from a Screenplay scene. Enjoy. on most  e-publisher sites An Appointment with Fear Drama. Buckfast Abbey Graveyard. Midnight. 972 words Been a Nice Year for Roses. SP. Black comedy. To Win.  Use FRESH, Blood & Bone. 5,501 B52 Stratofortress Drama. SP.  Countdown to WW3. 12,500 The Brick Wall. SP. Fact. Ron’s  WW2 Playground. Bombed Houses.  817...

A Day in the life of a BoB (Battle of Britain) pilot

I have always been interested and intrigued by The Battle of Britain, hence my screenplay; Cast of Eagles in it I have a scene about ‘The Skunks Room’ at RAF Biggin Hill in Kent. This young ve pilot was stationed there, They named their concrete briefing place. ”The Skunks Room.’ I found this piece and had to insert it here. If this doesn’t bring lumps to your throat, nothing will. A day in the life of a Battle of Britain pilot, Ft. Lt. Al Deere DSO, OBE. DFC & bar, later Air Commodore. He came from New Zealand to help. ‘Come along Sir, the orderly whispered in my ear. The Hut was dark, cold. Minutes passed, ‘can’t be, only just gone to sleep’ I murmured back. ‘Gave you an extra hour Sir its 4.30’ Kettle’s on.’ Hurriedly I tugged...