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The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 3

Chapter 3 Just Down The Road If you asked most people who worked at AFF (Allied Fragrance and Flavor) what went on in the basement of section two, they would probably say something about a classified research grant. A small number would say “top secret” and a select few would simply ask for your identification… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 3

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The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 2

Chapter 2 The Ghosts You Know Coming down Main Street in Keyport, old homes of noble pedigree stand alongside more modest recently renovated two-family dwellings. Evening lights begin to come on and glow, creating safe pockets of light on the porches and within the houses. It is a charming place. The trees are old, thick… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 2

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The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

"The Ghosts of Magic Beach" by Jim Shaffer "The Ghosts of Magic Beach" is a work of fiction. ALL CHARACTERS AND REFERENCES TO ALL FACTS ARE A PRODUCT OF THE AUTHOR'S IMAGINATION. All rights reserved WINK AND NOD PRODUCTIONS 2017.  Prologue- The Summer Before Tom’s daily observations, on strolls during writing breaks along the small beach behind… Continue reading The Ghost of Magic Beach- Excerpt 1

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Eight Finale

To catch up on earlier excepts of Urban Pirates CLICK HERE EXT. HOSPITAL- MINUTES LATER Brennan pulls up with his lights, but no siren. The screaming nurse runs from the hospital crying. Brennan runs up the stairs towards Pat’s room. INT. FUNERAL HOME- PAT’S IRISH WAKE Pat’s body is laid out in an open casket… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Eight Finale

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Seven

INT. PAT’S HOSPITAL ROOM Pat is hooked up to an I.V. and a heart monitor. He opens his eyes as Mike enters. Mike stands beside the bed. Ken just behind him. Mike Hey, how are you feeling, Pat? Pat has trouble speaking, groggy with medicine. Pat Like a million bucks. Mike The Doctor says you’ll… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Seven

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Six

INT. WOMEN’S BATHROOM Anna and Maya are at the sink and look up at the mirror. Anna turns to Maya. Anna Can we talk? Maya I’ve been standing here waiting. They chuckle. Anna Tell me about Mike. What is he so angry about? I’m working too hard here. Maya Mike was the happiest guy in… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Six

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Five

INT. WATERFRONT- LUNCH TIME- NEXT DAY Mike and Ken are eating Italian heroes on a bench near the water. A laptop sits between them. Mike So now we have clear evidence that we are onto something. ANNA and I stayed up late figuring it out. Ken Rewind. You and Anna stayed up late, huh? Mike… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Five

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Four

EXT. THE NEXT MORNING DOCKSIDE- THE DAWN It is calm and sunny. Mike lowers Scuba tanks and wetsuits to Ken. Mike fires up The Dawn. Anna has hooked up the coffee & bagels and they eat as they pull into the bay. She passes it around. Mike Thank you. Good job on breakfast, Rookie. Anna… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Four

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Three

EXT. THE DAWN- MORNING, HELL’S GATE The Dawn is anchored in the channel. The tide is full and still. The sun rips down. MIKE & KEN are dragging the bottom with big treble hooks. They are dirty and pissed off. They pull up everything but treasure. Fishing tackle, a boot, Horseshoe crabs, etc… MIKE slams… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Three

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Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Two

“Urban Pirates” by James K. Shaffer 6/23/17 Jim Shaffer WINK & NOD PRODUCTIONS Queries? email- jimshaffernyc@yahoo.com © COPYRIGHT PENDING. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. Urban Pirates- WORKING DRAFT EXT. THE DAWN, MOVING THROUGH THE HARBOR Ken hurriedly pulls up the anchor and signals silently to Mike. Mike starts the engine and they bolt. They race down the… Continue reading Urban Pirates- an original screenplay by James K. Shaffer- Part Two