Jack's Head

Teenage Bonnie was a mantrap -— envied, respected, and hated like poison. Adapted from short story published in Parhelion Magazine

My short story, "Jack's Head" was accepted for publication by Parhelion Magazine in March 2020:

In the 1970s, two teen sisters from Minnesota are uprooted to Santa Monica when their father's business goes under and the family relocates. The difference between their former strict school and the lax surfer environment of Santa Monica high is so intense that the sisters are swept off their feet.

Unfashionable in their new town and self-conscious about their family's problems, the girls seek acceptance in a crowd of fast kids, and begin to shed their inhibitions. The younger sister, Judy, falls madly in love with a ne'er do well surfer who works at the Jack in the Box on Wilshire.

Script Excerpt
Written by:
Short Story
Starring Roles For:
A teen Carey Mulligan
A teen Sharon Stone
Robert Pattinson type
Author Bio:
I'm a produced screenwriter. I graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in English.

I wrote the feature film, Murder in Fashion, about the killing of designer Gianni Versace by serial killer Andrew Cunanan. The film played at theatres and festivals and was reviewed in the NY Times:

I collaborated with producer Don Murphy (Transformers, Natural Born Killers) on the script "Fast Fade" on the life of tragic film noir actress Barbra Payton.

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