The Penalty short story

  Over a 150-million people play it. Now land mine victims are trying out their new legs. You need a ball and imagination. It’s called Soccer, the beautiful game. My original idea to raise money for African Land Mine victims, then I realized there are untold others in many countries. I did write to Manchester City and United for help, which they declined. However, a future English King wished me well with it. FIFA Congratulated me on my noble effort, please keep us informed on the project progress. And send us any additional information along with a copy of the film once available.  Great Animation inspiring story for Land Mine victims The crowd fell silent – all 5,000 of them.  The two teams had given the game all they had and now the win hung on a penalty...

Here are some FREE short stories most are not included in my collection of shorts in my book Through the Keyhole. They exist on a hard drive, have a read, some are in Screenplay Final Draft format, a completely different writing technique. Do have a look, see what you think, this is how movies are adapted from books. If you ‘like’ I’ll post more. Through the Keyhole is a collection of short stories; some fictional, some based on truth and many having been adapted from completed manuscripts or screenplays that the author Ron Shears has written. Follow the adventures of soldiers at war, opium runners in Moscow and explorers in Dartmoor Bogs. Discover how an expert gardener comes up with an ingenious plan to deal with his insufferable wife, how a Ming vase came to...

Cast of Eagles. Short story adapted from my screenplay.

  Perfect for actor/producer Tom Cruise who owns a WW2 US Airforce Mustang fighter. Four Spitfires. Four Messerschmitt 109’s. Four ex-Luftwaffe Eagle Squadron Top Guns. Three ex-Battle of Britain Fighter Command Aces. One American ex-Eagle Squadron Ace. Eagle Squadrons; three fighter squadrons of the RAF, set-up in the early days of WW2. These United States volunteer pilots washed up in Canada, then came to England to fly Spits in 1940 The Cast of Eagles. The Year: 1950 A conflict featuring older hero’s way past their flying prime. To these aging Buccaneer knights of the air, only three things mattered: kill, be killed or run away. This time there’s no running away. Just fighters with instant death at their finger-tips. Logline. Air combats not exactly...

Can’t Fight. Wear a BIG Hat. short story

Can’t Fight? ‘Wear a BIG Hat’. Action. 90 minutes. A tough urban thriller in a contemporary London background. Has edgy, Guy Ritchie feel. Logline. A detective must avenge his ‘dead’ wife with kick-ass martial arts skills. Superb Drawing by The late and great Bruce Lee Synopsis African American Forbes runs his Diamond smuggling empire from London. His minders: five Karate head-shaved muscle guys. Forbes has a contract on Jonathan Swift-the only cop to nail him, and Rebecca his high-court judge wife. The marriage is over, names change. Swift doesn’t know Rebecca is pregnant. She christens their son Dan. Rebecca’s funeral is faked. Unaware, Swift appears graveside. Dan’s assigned to watch him. Dan tells Jonathon, Rebecca isn’t dead. Meeting secretly,...

Hut 42 Camp Yaya, Siberia. Short Story

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. True story condensed from Where the Devil says Goodnight. Nominated in the United States for a Cultural and Heritage Award 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. Some have been here since the 1911 Revolution. The needle on the Richter scale of misery has set new records. Hut 42 resembled hundreds of others. All are...

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...