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Larkin Thompson

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Larkin Thompson

Borrn and a young boy before there was television in every house.  Seen a lot of changes in the past 75 years,  Some good, some bad.  My parents were migrant produce workers and I was raised on the road as they traveled from here to there where ever there was a crop to harvest.  Home was a small travel trailer pulled behind our old Ford sedan.  Other people on the road lived in tents or rented cabins. My folks got paid for piece work: a penny or two per pound for picking cotton, peaches were three cents a lug, berries a penny a pint, etc.   They were both quick with their hands and did pretty good as far as that goes.  It was truly Equal Opportinityin it's purest form, the faster you worked the more you made.  You and you alone determined you level of poverty.  For us kids, changing school four or five times a year was a challenge.  One place might be a year ahead of the last place and visa versa.  Thankfully, my brother and I had some intelligence and almost perfect memories and were able to cope.  The shame is most of my cousins and friends got behind and lost in their education, dropped out and struggled.  By the time I was thirty the majority of those friends and relatives were dead or in prison.  My mother preached education and success.  I became a business man and my brother a Doctor of Physics.  Now that I've retired for the second time I have the time to devote to rethinking and rewriting scripts I have worked on and set aside earlier. I don't mind doing research and some of period scripts reflect that.  Here I'm uploading one about a grandfather giving the history of the family to his grand daughter.  How things were for his father was a child on bleak dirt farm in Oklahoma in 1920; how the same related things were for him as a child in the late 40s and early 50s and how things are today.  Through out the story there's an underlying theme of if you accept mediocre, that's all they'll give you.  Check out 'Bailing Back The Tide,' if you get a chance. 

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Scripts By Larkin

The Day Buster Brown Came to Town
Nine year old Butch's comic book and T.V. hero is coming to town. Is he real or just and advertising gimmick. Butch's childhood depends on the answer.
Feature Biography For sale 83pp
1 reader loves this script
SOMETHING BETTER
A rip roaring, shoot em up Western with great plot and characters.
Feature Adventure, Western For sale 98pp
Misplaced Horizons
Bobby Jennings is a twelve year old who's mentally retarded but with the help of two mentors he plows straight ahead. Can Bobby challenge a fast paced world with slow determination?
Feature Comedy, Drama, Family, Fantasy For sale 115pp
Bailing Back The Tide
The good old days or the present, which is more important? Ten year old Emily only knew 'now' until her great grandfather took her on a hundred year journey through family history.
Feature Family For sale 84pp