AMBUSH!

      In which the reign of the young King Henry II of England almost comes to a sudden and violent end.        It was calm and peaceful in the forest. A deer lowered its antlered head to drink from the clear rippling brook that ran through the clearing. Sparrows darted from bush to bush, and…

The Time Has Come

In which women in America are granted the right to vote for the first time in the unlikeliest of places. Cheyenne, Wyoming, September, 1869.      “I’m so looking forward to hearing young Miss Dickinson deliver her speech tonight,” said Mary Ward. “I understand that she’s a most engaging speaker!”      “So I’ve heard,” replied her…

The Man on the Horse.

  In which a young boy learns about the struggles of the coal miners in 19th century Durham to attain better working conditions.   Thirteen year old Bobby Newton stood on the cobbles staring up at the giant equestrian statue looming up into the air above him. The figure astride the horse on the monument was…

Skyhawk

In which a young woman seeks her destiny in the war-torn skies over Soviet Russia. Moscow, USSR, May, 1936.      “I want to soar high in the sky, and glide graceful as a hawk above the earth,” declared the fourteen year old girl, her green eyes flashing with excitement, “and that is why I have…

The Vengeance Weapon

In which communities in the north of England are subjected to a Christmas attack from Hitler's dreaded 'Vengeance Weapons'.      “Quiet, boys!” declared Sister Agnes. “No more talking. Off to sleep with you now!”      She felt a soft tug at her sleeve, and glanced down at the small earnest face peering up at her.…

Men Not Slaves.

In which an investigative reporter, seeking the truth about a riot in the California hop-fields of 1913, has an encounter with IWW union organizers.       Marty Reilly was taking his second bite out of a medium rare burger when a shifty-eyed character entered the café, and slid surreptitiously into the seat opposite. Marty glanced across,…

Conshie.

     A story of the struggle and suffering endured by conscientious objectors during The First World War (1914-18). Dewsbury, Yorkshire, England, January, 1916.     “I ask you, brothers and sisters, what Jesus would have done in this turbulent time of ours!”      Young Peter Micklewhite leaned forward earnestly, his hands resting on the pulpit of…

Who Killed Mrs. Stanford?

In which two young newspapermen discuss the mysterious death of Jane Stanford, Senator Leland Stanford's widow.      “I just don’t understand it,” declared young reporter Marty Reilly to his friend, photographer Will Hutchinson. “Ten years have passed since her mysterious death. It seems to me that it’s an ideal subject for an investigative report, but…

A Narrow Escape

In which Robert Bruce, King of Scotland, risks his life for a glimpse of his lover who is imprisoned in a cage high on the walls of Berwick Castle.     “It is of no use, James,” sighed Bruce. “I must have some sign from her that she holds me in her heart. We must go back!”…

The Fugitive

In which the future conqueror of England is hunted like an animal! Caudebec-en-Caux, Normandy, 1040.      “Where is William the Bastard?” roared the man-at-arms, seizing the miller by the throat.      “My Lord,” croaked the unfortunate fellow, “I cannot breathe!”      The soldier eased his grip ever so slightly.      “Where are you hiding the…