WORKS IN PROGRESS

ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF HOPE

A Novel
In the aftermath of the storm, Redd picked up a broken shell. It shimmered, a mystery, triggering a memory he could not quite articulate. Throughout his career as a police officer, he had encountered similar frustrations. He let it pass. The woman stood before him, still and straight.Wind picked up the edge of the horizon and pulled it toward them, dark and ferocious. “There are worse times ahead,” he said.

ACT STRAIGHT

Screenplay
On a quiet cul de sac, two elderly spinster sisters stave off destitution with their fraudulent heirloom seed business. Frank, an annoying and ambitious city cop with garden envy, covets the empty heritage estate across the street. Two young men abruptly buy it, keeping odd hours and dubious company. Fear, jealousy and suspicion drive this comedy of errors .

GOD'S GREEN ACRES

Screenplay
Single botanist Rae Jean discovers she is pregnant. To save money, she moves into her station wagon and takes a contract studying invasive species in a contaminated landscape. Enter, Carlin, sent to do an environmental assessment and Grant, a not-so-green real estate developer in search of cheap land. Rae Jean makes some surprising findings. What does progress really mean?