Sunday, July 5, 2009

The Short Tales of Henry Juniper

"The Gopher Tree"

By, Moses T. Clark

Long ago there lived an axe man named Henry Juniper, who made his home in the northern woods of Vulgaria. Now many claimed Henry to be a man of oddity, but the truth was that Henry was a man of mystery. For the wondrous things that might seem adventurous to the average, was only a daily routine for the daring and dangerous tales of Henry. He was a legacy to some and a curse to others. But people depended on his product—the economy needed the fruits of his talent. For Henry was the one man that could find gopher wood.

One day Henry went deep into the woods, so deep that the present void began to cast a sudden darkness on the land. It was so dark now that Henry could not see his hands in front of his face, yet he was not afraid, for he had seen things that people would only see in their nightmares. He continued to pace on, with his torch for light in one hand, and his mighty axe in the other. His arms were built tough and thick, capable of slaughtering any beast or foe. Even the bears and wildlife gave respect to Henry, for he was a man that did not fear death, nor did he hesitate in bringing death to those that threatened his purpose.

As he went forth, a sudden high pitched voice came blowing through the trees, a shrilling sound that brought Henry to his knees:

“Henry Juniper, Henry Juniper, why have you come back to feed on thy trees, have thy not had enough?”

His torch light was now dull and dim; he strained his voice struggling to speak:

“Have you not given me thy oath? Have I not been loyal enough to slaughter this one tree? If so, then stand aside Lady, and let me do thine work!” He said.

The Lady of the Trees then created a light-vision on him, enabling him to see the truth of this dark forest; he would see nothing but one youthful gopher tree left, and his eyes would show no emotion, still burning with greed and duty. Without a hesitant ponder he swung at the little tree, killing the last of its kind. Tears fell down The Tree Lady's oval-white eyes and the sounds of death and spirits wailed through Henry’s vision. He ignored their suffering and carried in the fresh gopher wood, filling it in a net and proceeded to find his way back home.

When he got to the main land he noticed that nothing was left—it was a ghost town. Where did the people go? He thought, for this place was just busy a few weeks ago; packed streets and full inns, now there was an abrupt emptiness. Henry went out towards the familiar lake and there was only a sucked up trench of dryness. He fell to his knees contemplating this hell. He finally realized that the trees had got up and moved from the land—taking nature and all it’s kind with them. Further down the road, he seen corpses of hundreds, laid out in stillness while bugs and maggots ate on their flesh. “What have I done? Oh God what have I done?!” He said to himself in a panic.

Soon after, he too began to suffocate…falling to his knees due to lack of oxygen. He would lie down to rest with his people who he so diligently served. Nature has completely turned their back from this land. The Lady of the Trees patiently studied Henry, as he struggled for his final breath. She then ordered her army to kick all the bodies into the trench so Henry could watch her as she turned the lake into fire and brimstone. When Henry woke up from his tormented vision, the Lady of The Trees was there to comfort him:

“Come Henry for you did honour me with thine oath…but I wanted you to see how it feels not to receive mercy. I also wanted you to see the heart of the one who loves their son.”

Henry drew a face of tears, embracing the Lady for her love and forgiveness. From that day forward, he would retire his axe and become a planter of trees.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008


In the mid 1940s, Italian Boss MIKE RITVA is called to whack Southside hustler LEON JACKSON because of his successful involvement in illegal racketeering. When things go wrong and Leon saves Mikes life--they develop a new found friendship. Fifteen years later, Mike is torn between doing what is right, and doing what is loyal.

This story holds true to the traditional-gritty gangster genre that we all love, yet it shows the unique heart of a gangster and his internal struggle to try and please The family, while preserving the life of his long time friend.

Harlemites will have you on the edge of your computer truly defines the essence and complications of loyalty!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Nothing But Drama (Short-Film Project)

This is an adult comedy that is far from silly, but hilariously entertaining! (Nathan Cole) and (Margarat Turner) are two successful Financial Advisors who work great together, but have opposite lives. One has a struggling marriage, and the other has a great marriage, but lacks a good relationship with his son. It shows the hardships and humor of balancing business with family. Nothing but Drama is pure fun that will have you laughing for days, it is well written with dialogue you can believe in...this script shows that people losing their hair can enjoy life as well as make millions and manage a messed up economy!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Strange Fruit

The story begins in the late 60's. Puerto Rican soldier (Raul Arroyo) is sent to Vietnam, leaving his pregnant wife (Xaria), and two daughters behind in Norfolk Virginia. After Raul's death, Xaria is left to raise her kids as a single mother. When Xaria decides to move on, she finds a boyfriend who has been secretly molesting her son (TRACY ARROYO). Twenty something years later Tracy grows up with this fatherless-baggage, and struggles with transsexuality-confused and deterred as a man. After the death of Tracy's lover (Jason Livingston), Tracy flees to California to live with one of his sisters and begins a relationship with God: discovering this new acceptance as a man. Tracy then finds a new career in Sociology, and for the first time in his life he sexually connects with a woman (Jazmine). When Tracy's old life catches up to him, the hidden deception of his past will bring an endless struggle of conflict-that will shape Tracy's character.

Strange Fruit brings up some serious issues, and shows that no matter how good of a parent you try to be, your kids will grow up to make their own decisions, whether you approve of them or not. It is an honest, classy, and unique story, that will take drama where it has never been taken before! This script is very entertaining, authentic, and truthful about the struggles of single families. It is a masterpiece: a revolution for the whole family, and will definitely open the door for a new genre.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

In The Name of uThixo (Excerpt)

Incunabula (Book One)
If the author could explain this story in one sentence, then he would say that it is no different than our history and its unbridled experiences with mankind. Like life the mystical world of Dōron is birthed from the determination of choice. Free will is an element of life and in this story a hero will be made by the bitter freedom we call choice. When Ellen Bastilla and her minions come for the deposits in the south, Nyack Ecru must make his choice to either sell out in death or fight this war from an isolated side. The only hope for the Children of Afgaria is that the races be united in the Mainland as one; thus the cost of oneness will have its toughest challenge, and possibly it’s most complicated sacrifice.

Incunabula is a story of hope, distilled from the brutal fruits of captivity; yet the elder races and humans must be willing to overlook the existence of race and seek a cohesive perception of purpose. You will find non-stop action, dark humor, a twist of romance, and an understanding that magick without faith is a riverbed that will eventually run dry.

In The Name of uThixo is a series that is unrefined; an original storyline that will melt hearts, and enthrall Fantasy heads of all kinds. The author’s goal was to not only write an exciting and fanciful adventure; but share a tale of historical, cultural, and religious relevance that will invite readers of all nations to partake in this saga. Are you not inspired? Prepare yourself for the new and enter the wild world of Dōron.

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Monday, March 17, 2008

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