A cluster of old buildings sit isolated on a quiet, desolate plain. Overhead, the sky is a smear of reds and purples, a shell enclosing the world. Here, strangers who have banded together for survival must strike out into the alien wilderness in search of a way home.
Novella based on the science fiction screenplay “Broken Sky” by David R. Beshears.
industry feedback re: screenplay:
“Great visuals and a really effective atmosphere of foreboding.”
“Inventive script with an inspired world… unique and highly visual.”
Books by David R. Beshears
Present day... A man returns to a long-abandoned neighborhood. Doors stand ajar, shutters hang open, lawns and landscaping are unkempt. The man sits on the curb and opens a leather-bound journal. Through the journal, he recalls the events that took place in Ravenhill decades earlier…
When he arrives in the strange village of Serpent’s Keep, Jake knows nothing of the world in which he will soon find himself. His secretive uncle has gone missing, has been declared dead, and has left him everything. Intent on finding out what happened, Jake starts this quest knowing only that it was along this same path that Tobias Quigley vanished, and that his uncle felt it necessary that Jacob pick up the quest, should he fail.
The remnants of humanity survived as best they could on reservations or in tiny communities out of sight of the masters of the planet. Most had never known a world not dominated by the Shylmahn, content now to live out their lives in the shadows... Some were not content.
A tenuous truce between Shylmahn and Human had kept the peace for more than five years, but there was never a doubt as to who were the masters of the planet. Earth belonged to the Shylmahn. But the Britton Family, waging a clandestine war with the invaders for thirty years, had one last desperate, insane plan to get their world back. Succeed or fail, it would change the face of the planet forever.
On October 12, 2007, a young soldier is injured in Afghanistan. For the next two years, as he is moved from Bagram to Germany to Walter Reed to Palo Alto and finally home to Washington State, his family never leaves his side. And throughout those years, his father writes daily emails to family and friends, chronicling the journey from a dusty road in Afghanistan to the snowy summit of Mt. Rainier.
For the Shylmahn, it was a wonderful adventure... This is not ‘slam, bam, welcome to earth’ stuff. There will be no fairy dust sprinkled into the atmosphere to miraculously kill off the bad guys. This could happen. The Shylmahn Migration brings gritty realism to the nightmare of an overwhelming alien invasion of earth.
A team of scientists travels the eighty floors of a strange black tower, where each floor is an alternate world fraught with danger, striving to reach the top floor and the dark force behind the creation of the looming monolith… eleven episode series based on the eleven one hour screenplays of the television miniseries “The Black Tower”.
Jack and Amanda hear the story of a mythical cavern that Grandma went searching for fifty years earlier with her little brother Bill and their best friend Mike. Her brother was lost, never to be seen again. Drawn to the mystery, they meet up with a local boy who tells them of a boy who went into the caves a few days before Christmas, 1910 and came out three years later telling of "The Christmas Cave", a world of amazing colors and lights.
John Smith is the first person ever sent downstairs due to a mix-up in the paperwork. While this is sorted out, he is assigned to work at Hades’ local television station, where he must deal with strange characters and stranger programming... all the more bizarre, he arrived just in time for Founder's Day.