My name is Richard Garrison and I write about writing, screenplays, and converting screenplays to novels. Proudly repped by Jackson Starr, of STARRPOWER TALENT AGENCY. I also write about existence and the nature of the Universe. Check out my script listing on Script Revolution. Please visit The Last Of Us Novel to read in its entirety.
Joel descended the wrought-iron stairs into a shadow-filled bay where old machinery equipment sat rusting away in the salt-laden air. He ...
Sunday, April 12, 2020
The Chickens Are Coming!
Citizens of a small town become convinced they are under attack by a horde of giant, genetically-mutated, flesh-eating chickens! Synopsis:
The citizens of
BRADY, Colorado are becoming slowly but surely convinced that a horde of giant,
genetically-modified VELOCIRAPTOR CHICKENS have invaded their small town.
First, there’s the
strange arrival of chicken expert ELLIE SUMPTON, a pretty young woman from
Kansas who works for the National Poultry Institute, looking for a colleague
sequestered at a hidden research lab just twenty-five miles south of Brady.
Next, the daredevil
cropdusting pilot, FINLEY, spots a mangled body from the air. Upon closer
inspection, the body belongs to RANCHER MCGINTY and it’s been violently torn to
And then there’s the
video captured at a birthday party that shows a grainy but unmistakable image
of a giant ROOSTER traipsing across the backyard.
Sheriff Gibbs, the
easy-going lawman, refuses to buy into the hysteria. He works with Ellie to
examine a mauled cow out at CARUTHERS FARM, where they find more evidence to
support the town’s accusations.
At last, Gibbs and
Ellie stumble across the hidden research lab set up by the PLUCKETT
CORPORATION, the largest supplier of poultry in this region. Here they discover
a strange glowing substance, and even more evidence that genetic research is at
But without seeing
the beasts with his own eyes, the doubtful Gibbs believes the entire thing is a
hoax. When they catch the mad scientist in town, it is obvious he has gone
insane. The Pluckett CEO and his right-hand man fly in to dispel the rumors of
giant, flesh-eating chickens and put the town at ease.
The MAYOR and other
town citizens are sorely disappointed, because despite the threat to physical
harm, they had planned on catching the giant beasts and turning them into an
attraction which would put their quiet little town on the map.
Pluckett’s CEO and
aide leave, and the town tries to return to normal, heading off to the high
school stadium where a giant FOURTH OF JULY FIREWORKS CELEBRATION is just
But much to Gibbs’
surprise – as well as the other shocked citizens – the beasts DO exist, and
they cause chaos and havoc at the celebration, attracted by the fireworks
overhead. It’s a battle of man against veloci-chicken, in the thrilling climax
to this 108 page comedy action-adventure.
I grew up in Plano, Texas. Entered the US Army when I was seventeen, right out of high school. I worked in a factory for six years building communication shelters for the military. Did a brief stint as a flight attendant for TWA. Worked for a bank a few years.