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 Tragedy of Tommy Ball.

In which an English professional soccer player meets an unusual and tragic fate. The Last Game, November 10, 1923.      Thomas Edgar Ball rose majestically into the air and propelled a powerful header out towards the touchline to the feet of his winger. The Aston Villa player controlled the ball, swiveled and prepared to race…

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…

The Horse Taker

In which an Apache female warrior escorts a mother and new-born baby to safety across the desert.      “It is Kushala’s time,” said Lozen. “I must take her away into the hills where the baby can be born safely.”      “But I need you here by my side,” protested Victorio. “You are my right hand,…

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…

‘Bulldogger’

In which a young reporter discovers the secret behind a lonely woman's suicide in a phoenix hotel room.       (Phoenix, Arizona, August 14, 1948.)      “What’s the verdict, Doc?” asked the detective sergeant, scratching the itch that had just developed on the side of his neck.      The doctor straightened up wearily from his examination…

Lily: The Finale.

   In which the British footballing authorities plot the demise of women's soccer, and Lily and her teammates set off on a historic tour of North America.  “ST. HELENS GIRL JUST CAN’T STOP SCORING!” was the headline in the local paper.      “Lily Parr, not yet sixteen years old, is the new scoring wizard of…

Lily, part 3.

In which Lily Parr, women's soccer pioneer, and her teammates show off their skills in France and meet Winston Churchill.      The following day at Stockport’s Edgeley Park, the French, perhaps exhausted from their long trip and their efforts of the previous day, succumbed to a 5-2 thrashing.      “What you girls need,” said Alice…

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.…