I'm a college lecturer and compulsive writer of speculative fiction. To date I've had many short stories published in various anthologies, as well as novellas and novels published with Class Act books. Anyone who wants to check out my fiction can find a detailed list at the link below: http://www.isfdb.org/cgi-bin/ea.cgi?195589 And my page on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/James-McCormick/e/B00F3F9SGY%3Fref=dbs_a_mng_rwt_... I also enjoy screenplay writing and along with a co- author had three horror scripts optioned by K5 films. I have also had several scripts place highly in international competitions. In addition to full length scripts, I also write shorter ones. One of these, "In the Silence" (which I co-wrote with the multi-talented Annabel Grace) can be found on IMDB.
The author has a talent for writing dialogue and the main character’s monologue, replete with theatrical setting is quite gripping. Page ten leads into a flash back type scene (which needs to be made a little clearer) and once again the dialogue and character interaction work very well. By page 16 things are beginning to get very weird and also very interesting and most certainly there’s enough of a hook to keep you reading. It should be noted that after the set up (the first ten pages), events are being recounted some years later (by an adult James Jones, remembering his childhood). How reliable our narrator is, is an interesting question. I suspect his own imagination colours events to a large degree. I’m afraid though, as interesting as the script is, the formatting is all wrong. No fade in, no scene headings (until page 10), no centring of character, in fact everything is aligned left. There’s often no separation of dialogue and action. I’m afraid there are too many formatting mistakes to list, including the dreaded camera directions. For this reason, I’m afraid I cannot give it a recommend or a consider. However, if formatted correctly it would most certainly be a script worthy of being optioned.
A dead soldier follows the light at the end of the tunnel but discovers his own personal afterlife is nothing he could have imagined.
An old man, close to death, says farewell to his grand-daughter. It’s just the two of them out there in the swamp, but they’re far from alone.
A genie offers an antiques dealer three wishes but the man soon begins to suspect the supernatural offer may have some very serious strings attached.
An old man does so hate to make a fuss, even when someone's life is at stake
A small-time smuggler lands a high-priced contract but is hunted by a superhuman assassin intent on stopping him delivering a mysterious device that could save millions of Martian colonists from an impending solar storm.
An unscrupulous journalist sets out to uncover the secret of a fitness guru’s eternal youth. It's not the healthiest decision he could have made.
A suicidal man is comforted by a stranger but soon begins to suspect he might be better off without her help
An ambitious university professor finds the things he’s done to come so far so quickly come back to haunt him, quite literally.