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Henry Porter - Shaken Not Stirred....

Henry Porter
Bars are educational places… aren’t they?

STEP ONE: Muddle sugar with bitters
STEP TWO: Add Whiskey or Brandy
STEP THREE: Garnish with citrus and a cherry

These are the ingredients to an old fashioned cocktail, right?

Not exactly. In Lee M. Krempel’s Henry Porter, we meet 30-something Tom. A blue collar worker and family man looking to wind after a long day at his favorite bar – one where everybody knows his name.

That’s Tom’s tried-and-true routine. Order a drink, start a tab, sip slowly, chat up the bartender. It never included talking to strangers. Not since it became Tom’s “style.”

But when a stranger by the name of Henry Porter enters the bar, that’s exactly what occurs. With Henry’s salt & pepper hair and book in hand, his presence is intriguing. A new face with a new name.

Tom finds himself wanting to know exactly who Henry is. Every stranger has a story to tell.

The thing about stories is some are full of truths. And others? Lies.

The two men bond quickly over cocktails. Soon, Tom gets lost in Henry Porter’s memory of the best old-fashioned drink he ever had. But the ending of this tale isn’t as smooth as the contents of their glasses. By the time this yarn unravels, Henry and Tom discover the true cost of an old-fashioned good time.

Moral of the story. Be very careful who you drink with.

Henry Porter’s a script is full of mystery, heart and bitter twist. So sit back, relax and enjoy bringing this noir script to life.

The Script

Henry Porter (the short)

A slow burn suspense in which an average small town every-man has a fateful encounter with an enigmatic, terrifying contract killer that will change both of their lives forever.

About The Reviewer

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Karis Watie is a screenwriter from Texas who was accidentally transplanted in New England. She copes with the weather by closely studying television shows and thinking up more dramatic ways to develop characters in her own scripts. She tried the spotlight and it wasn't for her because she realized the real magic happened behind the velvet curtains. That's where she found her bliss.

When this ex-stage actress isn't watching TV, she's talking about women of color...Read more

About The Writer

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35 years old. English Department Head and teacher at a public high school. Former stage actor. Lucky husband. Writer. Lee's engagement with great literature, philosophy, and theology, at the teaching level (from university to secondary) greatly informs his writing. He believes that a rousing, edge of your seat story should also penetrate below the surface and touch on something deeply human. As a result, his work strives to be great entertainment that also provokes. Think: No Country for Old...Read more