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Hut 42 at Yaya, female Siberian Gulag WW2.

Short Stories 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. True story condensed from, Where the Devil says Goodnight Nominated in the United States for a US 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 a block of ice covered slatted cattle wagon into the crisp, freezing Siberian snow. The buzz-word in the Gulag is surviving.  Five thousand five hundred 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....

Cell 27 and the Match. Short story (from Where the Devil says Goodnignt.

True story Suz, the young scrounger, rolled a single cigarette in the stained thick ragged-edged newspaper and took the only match in the cell. Displaying it like a gold medal, she waved her fingers. “No one breath,” she ordered, as she rubbed the door hinge to dry the edge, placed the match against it and pulled gently down. It buzzed, flickered and went out. She stared at the reduced head, wondering if there was enough left. Yaga stepped forward and rubbed the metal hinge. “Fingers crossed ladies,” she whispered. Failure was surely the only result. Nevertheless, forty-one women prayed like never before. Turning the head – or what remained of it – to face the metal, Suz cupped her right hand and pulled again, but not as strongly or quickly. It smoked...

Bellyflops. Stories for the Child in all of us

The sheer volume of the Animation concepts is mind-boggling. As such, I simply have not had the time to develop any further, save for a synopsis or...

Index and Titles List

Notes. Unless otherwise stated all are Ron’s ideas and concepts. Screenplays are written with co-writer and friend: Aimee Lamb. As you see there is a mountain of writing here, and at my age, I decided to ‘get’ these written. This could not have been done without Aimee. Manuscripts edited by great Editor Michelle Goode. SP = Screenplays. MS + Manuscripts Also, see Legend below Features 1 Brigadier Calvert. Mad Mike. A Chindit * Action/Drama, Fact. SP 2 The Legend and Adventures of Tae & Kwon *# Animation or live Martial. SP   3 Nazi Gold and the Reinhardt Memorandum* Action/Drama adapted  from book, Nazi Gold SP 4 The Healing Bullet + @  Drama. Fact, Florey, Chain, Wheatley, Penicillin. SP 5 The Letter * Drama/Ghost. SP See Through the Keyhole. 6 Cast of...

Animation 2

The Forthcoming Attractions File Here are dozens of Graham’s superb drawings. The titles: The Vegemite, The Penson Light, Walt, Bill and Booma, Unicorn Island, Kites, The Mushies, The Penalty, The Garbos, Jungle Katz, Duncan Le-Page, Beeswax. I’ve added a page of just some for now. Tae & Kwon Mission successful Industrious Vegimates hard at work Duncan doesn’t look too happy The Voyage begins Duncan does not look too happy Maurice Bonce OBE (other Blokes Efforts) Maurice is the BIGGEST innocent idiot at sea. The guy’s a’nutter.’ The original ‘Fire Bug’ he’s more interested in his Stradiviros. Why I know, he’s deaf. You see why he’s called Tanglefluke. Without doubt the future leader of all the...

Production Companies Comments

 Just some comments from various companies I submitted synopses to for some 40 stories/ideas I’d developed up to 1998. It totalled 27,500 words a daunting task you’ll agree. I’ve added another 20. Most I’ve merely written about 20 pages to get the ‘feel’ of the idea. My problem is which to write first, as I get nudged ‘off course’ as another concept that keep me awake at night. I did not progress, as we moved to Australia, and I either lost contact or the companies had moved, so I just kept writing. Producer Pearl Catlin asked if I’d write a screenplay on ‘spec’. That story is about SAS Commanding Officer; Brig. James Michael Calvert DSO 2 bars. Mad Mike a Chindit. Sir Kenneth Branagh. Mad Mike, a Chindit. Dear Ron Shears, Thank-you for bringing your script...