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...

Jungle Katz short story

Placed 3rg in International competition. My idea to save these endangered cats. They’re running out of space and they’re running out of time. Synopsis Prince, a snow leopard and Khan a Bengal tiger, team up as they try and stay ahead of hunters and poachers and make for the sanctuary of the Himalayas. On their trek, they are joined by Mortimer, a fast-talking crow, and Babu, a near-blind former working elephant. Pursued by Bridget Gingold, the richest woman on earth who has all of the modern technology and experts helping her track the big cats, as well as poachers, our foursome must overcome many obstacles and the relentless pursuit of those wishing them captured ‘alive or dead’. Kashgar an Indian tracker, his grandson Rawal and his tame falcon...

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...

Short Story. Cell 27. Baranovichi Prison WW2.

Cell 27. Baranovichi Prison WW2, from Ron’s novel and 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 some, come...