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Fire Dancer



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An army Lieutenant becomes a professional poker player because poker is safer than army combat, so she thought, until winning the psycho’s bankroll. Now she’s back in a bloody battle to save her life.

EDIT: This story achieved 1st Place in the Thriller Genre at the 2019 LAS VEGAS FILM & SCREENPLAY competition.

Likened to: “Ms Rambo" meets “Rounders.”

There is no love in War or Poker!

This story salutes the Native American Indians and all females who, had, are, and will serve in the U.S. Armed Forces.

The story is set in a very near future war in some desert country. The story follows Shawna Chenoa (her tribal name is Fire Dancer) through her trials and tribulations in war, peace, and crime. In the US Army, she is a Lieutenant in charge of a Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical testing and compliance unit. Her unit falls into combat where they are forced to become fighting soldiers very quickly. Her platoon happens upon and rescues several American POWs and shortly later a Russian POW. That Russian later gives the story a twisting ending. Her soldiers find the WMD that the enemy proxy fighters stole from Russia.

Lieutenant Chenoa witnessed many deaths in her platoon. She and many survivors suffered bloody combat wounds to include PTSD. She resigns her commission, returns home, gets married, and pursues a career as a professional poker player. She believes poker is a safer vocation than fighting a war; until she wins a large poker pot from a psycho.

The psycho seeks bloody revenge, costing the lives of Shawna's friend and her husband’s life. Shawna must somehow send that psycho to hell, to save the lives of her remaining friends to include that of her own.

The story concludes when she finds love again in a poker room.

Submitted: March 27, 2018
Last Updated: May 8, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Sorenson

Arrived on earth a century after the great forty-niner gold rush. Graduated from the army film school that was then at Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. (1969 for Still Photography & 1972 for Motion Picture.) Afterward, I served as a motion-picture cameraman and still photographer in the United States Army Signal Corps. Some of my most notable military photography assignments were: a) 1971~72 Documenting the armistice meetings in Panmunjom Korea while being stared down by North Korean soldiers with watchful eyes full of hate. b) 1977~78 Still and motion-picture documentation of army weapons, explosives, and equipment testing at sub-zero temperatures under beautiful Aurora Borealis at the Cold... Go to bio

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