Just a quick update today to tell you about a couple of exciting new projects I’m embarking on!
First of all, I’m very pleased to say I’m officially in the process of writing a short film. This is new territory for me, and I’m fairly buzzing about the prospect of it being made professionally by my good friends Gary and Mark next year. The title of the film is Doors and the concept is simple: a man tries out a prototype for a new wearable computer but begins experiencing painful and vivid hallucinations that nobody believes until they start to become real. I’m aiming Doors as a 10-15 minute science fiction/psychological piece and I hope you’ll stay tuned to this website in the future for further updates on the script! Definitely think there’s room at least for a post or two documenting the switch from prose to script format!
The second project I’m working on is a new short story called Epicentre – but with a difference; this one is being written expressly to be submitted to this short story contest and will not be available publicly, at least for the foreseeable future. I have elected to pick up where I left off with The Cloud and continue writing post-apocalyptic fiction. Epicentre will be set around the UK’s most notorious nuclear installation – Sellafield – in the late 1970s where a plane crash leads to an ecological horror that the authorities are desperate to contain and the survivors are desperate to escape.
Also, I’m hoping to re-launch my first post-apocalyptic short story The Cloud and make it available in its expanded form over the weekend! I’ve not heard anything back regarding the submission; I’m not counting it out yet but I feel sufficient time has elapsed to make bringing it back feasible.