Running South

In the dead of night, three young slave kids, Isaac, Felicia, and Samuel, are suddenly awoken from their slumber by their parents, Duke and Elizabeth. Moments later, the confused kids are dragged through the dew-covered cotton fields and into the forest. Felicia then pleads for an explanation but only gets silence from her parents. The kids are pushed by Duke and Elizabeth further than they've ever been before. Then, without warning, they arrive at a valley that has train tracks cutting through the heart of it. As they try to catch their breaths, their Ma and Pa inform them that they are to stow away on a train that will take them North, to freedom. As the ground beneath them begins to tremble, the mighty train approaches. It is then when they realize that they'll be taking this journey alone and that these are the final moments they'll ever spend with their parents. Tears fill their eyes as the kids make a mad dash to board the last remaining boxcar. Their hearts race, which seems to increase their speed, as they lunge towards and cling on to the train of freedom. The kids crouch in the corner in the back of the boxcar, their minds reeling from the life-altering event. It isn't long until they discover that the route has changed. Instead of the train heading North, it turns further South where the Civil War is raging. Isaac, Felicia, and Samuel are lost and alone and must find a way North through treacherous terrain while being pursued by slave hunters who will stop at nothing to retrieve their prize. Along the way, they stumble upon something that could possibly turn the tides of the War. But the question remains: What sacrifices are they willing to make for not only their freedom but also for the freedom of an entire race?

The Naughty List

Treasure Reef

Alan sits quietly by the fireplace reading a classic novel. He pauses and takes two slow slips of red wine from his glass. As he continues drinking, the phone rings, breaking the silence. He answers the phone and to his surprise, he hears a voice that he hasn't heard since he was a child. The voice claims to be his brother Mikey who disappeared thirty years ago. Mikey reveals intimate details about their childhood that could only be known by him. Tears fall as they arrange a time and a place to meet. Emotions run high as Alan and Mikey sit across from each other in a fine Italian restaurant. Mikey explains to Alan why he ran away and why he had to make it appear that he had drowned in the ocean. The explanation stuns Alan. He then explains to Alan what he has done with his life. Mikey tells him that he has been searching the world looking for lost treasure. Most recently he had been hired by an investor to find Blackbeard’s lost treasure. Gold and diamonds weren't the only things the investor was interested in. He has discovered that some people believe that hidden inside Blackbeard’s lost treasure is a holy relic with unlimited power; and if this relic fell into the hands of this investor, he would use it too wreck havoc upon the earth. The conversation abruptly ends when the waiter makes his appearance. After the two order, the waiter exits and Mikey reveals to Alan that he is afraid he is being watched so they speak no more of Blackbeard's lost treasure. The two leave the restaurant and walk down the boardwalk. Without warning, shots ring out and Mikey is gunned down. Alan sits in a pool of blood holding his brother as Alan cries for help. Mikey slips something into Alan's coat pocket and then takes his last breath. Days later, Alan receives a phone call. The caller informs him that they have his daughter and if he wants to see her alive, he must finish his brother’s work. He is only given five days to find Blackbeard’s lost treasure and the Holy Relic. If he fails, she will die. The most unlikely of heroes is forced into an adventure of a lifetime.