Short Story The Sea Witch. An intro.,

Legend: ON SCREEN: – SINGAPORE 1751 (the text on screen) A drunken European sailor is being robbed in a dark alley by two thieves who pull an old, torn sea chart from his jacket’s inside pocket. CLOSE: Camera close up DEL GELDERMASLEM  is scratched on the parchment. The thieves run off leaving the sailor gasping for his life. 22.7.94/96 Outline for Children’s Story    12,000 word Title:         THE SEA WITCH or THE SEA VIXEN Period:     Present Location     West Australian Coast Town-Fremantle. Characters      2 Boys/girls-here as boys aged 10 & 12, a 10-year old Tomboy Retired Grumpy old Sea Dog: Nester Grimes (Bill Kerr) Ex-sea mate of Nester: Jim Forbes EXT. A GALLEON – AT SEA – NIGHT – FEBRUARY 1752 Scene Action in this scene A...

Short Story. Cell 27. Baranovichi Prison WW2.

Cell 27. Baranovichi Prison WW2, from Ron’s novel and screenplay US Cultural and Heritage Award-nominated screenplay; Where the Devil says Goodnight. https://www.amazon.com/Ron-Shears/e/B07B63RPX5 Six filthy, rough, open cubicles each with a battered, rusty metal bucket were the only toilets for the entire floor, that would have to be used by several hundred people. There was no toilet paper. Now Beata understood why the soldier had said vehemently that this would be her God. Spirits were lifted for the first time in five days. All the women laughed and joked about their ablution visit. None rushed the event. Soldiers looked into the cubicles, supposedly for ‘security’, but the ladies had other ideas. “Dirty old man!” they shouted. “If you want...

Short Stories. The Healing Bullet.

  This is as screenplay – Final Draft format. INT or EXT = Interior/Exterior. Named Caps = characters. VO = Voice over Opening scenes from my screenplay, factual account of Howard Florey and Penicilan. INT. FIELD HOSPITAL WW1 – DAY France WW1 Outside the noise from powerful Guns firing is deafening.  Screams from injured soldiers is muffled as Shells explode on impact in the waterlogged quagmire, shaking the ground. Amid the horror, the battlefield is strewn with corpses. Seriously wounded BRITISH soldiers lie everywhere. THREE SURGEONS in white overalls smothered in the blood cannot cope as more casualties are stretchered in. One young surgeon ALEXANDER FLEMING speaks in a broad Scot accent to a colleague as he draws the sheet over the dead...

Short Stories The Ghosts and the Harleys.

  In 1945 the US Army buried the entire inventory of crated new Jeeps, Harley Davidsons, and trucks, plus crates of spares at their Devon compound. In 1970 two Harleys are heard nightly across Dartmoor. The riders: two ghosts. One, the Army Sergeant who buried the gear and local farm boy who pinched two before he died during an air-raid. Decades later a newspaper brought the Armey Officer back to see if he could discover where the compound was. Now, a pine forest, industrial site and a new housing development under construction made it difficult. Then, fate takes a hand, his wife’s name he carved an old Oak tree convinced him he was in the right spot. Chapter 1 John Forster looked completely out of place as he walked around the large building site at...

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...