Hello hello all!
I have been hard at work! I recently completed my FIRST One Act, Ten-Minute Play entitled, “ROOMMATES”.
If you’ve ever lived with a roommate(s), you may relate to this piece.
Here’s the log line:
Roommates. Can’t live with them—-can definitely live without them! Tara is tired of her roommate, Jazz, bursting in on her during inopportune times: while she is studying, watching television, or simply wants peace and quiet. Well, two can play that game. Payback is sweet! And so is Tara… well, maybe not so much on this particular night.
Be on the lookout for this ten-minute play! I’m definitely going to try to get this performed! I’d like to see this on stage myself.
I’ve never seen my work on stage before so it will be quite an experience.
My first Screenplay – Emmett Till
Update folks! I am currently working on a screenplay about the lynching of Emmett Till. For those who don’t know, Emmett Till was viciously beaten and murdered by two white men, J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant for whistling at a white woman, Carolyn Bryant and allegedly making crude comments (later proved false).
My father told me this story when I was 14-years-old, and it always resonated deep within me because the boy was my age at the time. I just couldn’t [and still can’t] fathom someone beating a child TO DEATH over a whistle. But… they were in Mississippi and it was 1955, and things were a whole hell of a lot different back then.
In January 2017, the white woman who caused all of this chaos, finally broke her silence after six decades. Carolyn Bryant stated that all of the lewd comments she claimed Emmett Till made toward her were not true. Upon hearing this information, I immediately put pen to paper and started writing, and before I knew it I was on a journey, but I knew I didn’t want to write a non-fiction book. That had already been done.
So I did some research–from what I have been able to gather–there has not been a film made about this horrific travesty. I have only been able to dig up several documentaries and one stage play. Why? Well… I’m on a journey to find out.
J.W. Milam and Roy Bryant were acquitted in the murder of Emmett Till in 1955. In 2017 the wife of Roy Bryant came forward and stated she lied… so–an innocent boy died and his face was so unrecognizable the family could only identify him by his father’s ring and NO ONE has put this on screen? Not yet anyway…
Please check out my friend’s book, “One Drop” by Bob Cole. It’s the story of a Ku Klux Klan member discovering he has a black ancestor and everything he’s ever known has been a lie. VERY INTERESTING READ.
I pose a question to those who are on my website: Do you think the ONE DROP still applies?
My Very First Review
I got my first view! Check it out below:
Thank you Cherie Bennett!
…“I really can’t stay…, but baby it’s cold outside…” – Dinah Shore and Buddy Clark (One of my FAVORITE Christmas songs!)
I hope you’re staying nice and warm! Where I am, it was a total blizzard this morning! We southerners are not equip for this type of weather! LOL! Burrrrr!!!
I wanted to give you all a quick update. “A Dance in December” did exceptionally well! Thank you to everyone who bought a copy! I appreciate your love and support!
I currently have two NEW works in progress, yet revisiting one old project. The latest piece is a novella, and the other is a screenplay. I’m tackling the screenplay first for a contest. This will be my first one–wish me luck! The old project I’m revisiting is a full manuscript, a little over 64,000 words and it is an adult novel. I’m attempting to get enough moola together and get the whole thing edited by an editor I REALLY like! 🙂 This manuscript has been complete for two years. I would really LOVE it if I could get this out of my hands and into the lap of an agent! The title is, “Truthful Lies”. I may give you a sneak peek on here… STAY TUNED!
Lots of plates spinning in 2017!
Be on the lookout–there’s more to come! I promise!
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Merry ‘Early’ Christmas!
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