Hot off the Press . . .
Great news! The storybook Not a Blueprint . . . It’s the Shoe Prints that Matter coming to you packaged in a new format. The VDO Booktrailer will release soon. So, What is a VDO Booktrailer? It’s a . . .
platform from the makeup of novels, short stories, screen, and stage plays; scenes that are interacted by live actors and actresses. This unique concept allows viewers to see those written words come to life, and gives its audience a more vivid impression of the story . . . while portraying its characters. Get ready to check out this and read the story in its fullest (available online at Amazon and other Booksellers).
Here’s a sneak preview of the script from one of those scenes:
Main characters in the trailer:
- Nina portrayed by Alecia Craine
- Marcus portrayed by Rodney Vincent Washington
- Craig portrayed by Rodney Glover
SCENE ONE: ”THE RED DRESS”
LOCATION – NINA’S HOME
SETTING: EARLY 1970s
Nina is in the mirror, admiring her new dress. Marcus walks in the room.
NINA: What do you think hon, does it show my curves?
(Marcus finally notices Nina’s dress and does a double-take . . . looks at her with a wrinkled face filled with jealousy)
MARCUS: Don’t think you’re going out wearing that slutty outfit!
NINA: Slutty!!! You are kidding, right?
(She continues to admire herself)
Suddenly, Marcus grabs the supporting straps from her shoulder. He viciously tries to pull her dress down and off her body. They struggle to the floor. While on the floor, Nina is left with nothing on but her bra and panties. Marcus stands triumphantly over her, looking down at the dress.
MARCUS: What do I think of this dress? (He tosses it into the trash can!)
(Nina stares at him with anger in her eyes.)
MARCUS (jokingly): Oh. you want some of this!
(Marcus shrugs the thought and walks away. Nina starts breathing rapidly as she looks for a weapon to kill Marcus. She sees a butcher knife under the table. In one swift move, she grabs the knife and shoves Marcus against the wall. Marcus is caught off guard. Nina has the knife on his throat.)
MARCUS (struggles to speak): You’ve gone, crazy woman?
NINA (excitedly shouts): Y O U took me there!
(Nina presses the knife harder on his throat, a trickle of blood appears. Marcus’ eyes widen with fear. Suddenly, the baby cries out. Nina, with her eyes only, looks in the direction of her baby then back at Marcus.)
NINA (breathing slower): You’d best be glad, today, I’m not my dad’s child. And that child in there … Be thankful, she saved your life. Now, get the devil out of my house!
Stay tuned for more action and drama. A real-life story some may say, “Did this really happen?”
My past does not define my future. Does yours? This storybook is available in paperback and audible.