“Draw your chair up close to the edge of the precipice and I’ll tell you a story.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald

 


What I’m Writing

Synopsis

Haunted by her tumultuous childhood with alcoholic parents, Sunnie Baker escaped her small Oklahoma town as soon as she could, and has been on the run ever since, working as a journalist in Africa, Asia and the Middle East.  Her life among other ex-patriots — a cycle of high-adrenaline work and party-fueled nights — is upended when her aunt Brenda urgently calls her home to help locate Sunnie’s missing father, Woody.  There have been a string of racially motivated killings in northeastern Oklahoma, and Brenda is worried about Woody, a half-blood American Indian.  Once home, Sunnie is confronted by her half-siblings, who are barely out of their teens and already in a world of trouble, and very much in need of the sister they feel abandoned them.  As Sunnie returns to the landscape that shaped her, and the people she left behind, including her first love, Andrew, she must choose between finally facing the long-buried tensions that surround her family or continuing to run.

 

One Response to What I’m Writing

  1. This sounds like a story I’d like to read. You’re another friend who I’ve just found out writes. I’ve never written literature. Just screenplays. I’m getting better. My goal is to eventually sell one. My other friends are Shush Yaz and Barbara Eagle Elk. Look them up on FB, if you like. Shush, whose real name is Dawn, just won first place at her college for a piece of creative writing she did about repatriation. It’s good. KIT. Jeff PS. Say hi to Keith. Also, I liked the Annapolis blog, so Hemingway-ish!

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