Divine Wind by D.C. Copeland | Script Revolution

Divine Wind

A short little ditty about the untold story of the last desperate days of the Confederacy and its connection with the Kamikaze.



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In an "outtake" from the beloved "The Civil War" series by Ken Burns, Shelby Foote, crammed into his library, regales us with the story of an obscure Confederate Lt. Colonel Zebulon Beauregard Stuart who was bivouacked on what was then the well-known Old Widow Douglas Plantation, which had been turned into one of the South’s premiere finishing schools for girls. Thanks to an embarrassing case of the vapors by one of the belles, Ol' Zeb chanced upon a desperate solution to striking back at them damn Yankees. Thanks to their hoop skirts which caged the lethal gasses, he'd feed 'em and fire 'em across enemy lines with dynamite strapped to their bodies. J.B. Stuart had not only created the first airborne squadron, he also created a place for women in combat that predated the Israeli Air Force by 120 years. When the Japanese stumbled upon this, they immediately adapted it for their own desperate hours. Knowing the origin of the Kamikaze, one can see that the word takes on new meaning when you realize it means “divine wind.”

The final image shows Ol' Jeb riding a belle belching smoke from the bottom of her hoop skirt with a stick of dynamite in her mouth as they arc across enemy lines.

Parodying the style of "The Civil War," the action/images can be staged and shot with a still camera as if they were black and white tintypes from that era. Only one actor-- "Shelby Foote"-- speaks on camera

Submitted: October 20, 2017
Last Updated: October 20, 2017

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The Writer: D.C. Copeland

Hello, thanks for taking a look at who I am. Hopefully you aren't here because you were “misdirected,” that you want to find out more about just who this D.C. Copeland is after reading one of my loglines. I'm an artist, a muralist, and a writer whose canvases and stories are for the most part writ large across time and space. While in college at the University of Miami , I co-founded Ecology Action of Florida . That sense of saving the environment can be found in many of my works. While creating works of art and fiction, I supported myself and my family as the Warner Bros Pictures Florida Field Rep for Publicity and Promotion for nearly 20-years. During that time I got to know many... Go to bio

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