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...

Unique Compositions Galore

Winning photo Australia 2014 Outstanding Older Australian, Ron Shears, Wood and Metal Type original Clock made for: ATI. Australian Tae Kwon Do...

Large Plaque Unique

Large Plaque Unique

I made this for my Granddaughter Amanda and Dan her husband for their 2016 wedding at Exmouth where they live in West Australia. It features their family names, dates and pets, plus their outdoor activities – fishing and surfing You’ ll see Amanda merging with Dan start at top right with the CAP A. It was a complete surprise of...

Letterpress Type – hand setting and compositions. Like the old days

It was slow and precise. Then machines that set text appeared rattling out 9,000 characters an hour, 24 7; save for maintenance. In the 50’s I remember the FOC- Father of the Chapel, saying, ‘Don’t worry your job is safe, been around for 600 years. Jim referred to rumours a man at Bromley in Kent 20 miles from where I worked at a large printer at Chatham in Kent. This man had a machine called a ‘Word Processor,’ and could set in a week, more type than several hundred Compositors in the county could do in a month. Some years later and when Rupert Murdoch virtually shut down London’s Fleet Street, thousands of Tradesmen were out of work. What happened you see was. Typists could type text/copy it was transferred to a material that...

Short Stories. The Skunk’s Room

The Following is from my screenplay; Cast of Eagles. Air Commodore Al Deere is not mentioned in this. Skinner existed, other characters are fictitious. That said, I had two versions ref., Sq/Ldr., Skinner: first, his dialogue as written. Another, he didn’t say this. I left it my screenplay for greater effect, as I believe this the true one. Even the skunk’s room, first it existed and maybe still does. The other version, it never existed. Either way, it’s my way of saying Thank You to these brave young men. I lived in Chatham, Kent. It was in a sky-path aptly called Bomb Alley. Between Dover and Lydd was Hell Fire Corner. I remember the dogfights as if they happened yesterday. The old reinforced concrete walls and roof of this very old neglected world war two...