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Based on the screenplay by Kurt, which he adapted from his short story LEAVE
It is 1994 and the US military, while thick into the implementation of a highly controversial policy authorizing women more combat-related opportunities, including assignments on warships, is on the verge of war with Haiti. All the while, onboard a warship that is part of the battlegroup preparing to attack the hapless island nation, a roughhewn sailor comfortable in the old navy ways learns that his mother is sick. However, his efforts to be with her in her time of need are complicated by both the looming war and the unwanted influx of the first female sailors to his ship…
Kurt is a retired Navy Senior Chief Cryptologist and former Defense Contractor who supported the U.S. Intelligence Community mission for nearly thirty years. He traveled much of the world in service to his country, met many interesting characters, and bore witness to many spectacular events, much of which he will never be able to discuss publicly. Nevertheless, he will always hold fond memories of those times long past and, aye, he still has many o’ unclassified stories yet to tell…
Nowadays, he and his family are moored happily in a house on top of a windy and rolling hill in Southern Pennsylvania where he slogs mightily in an effort to record these hard-earned stories of his.
He is the author of four published works — one novel, two books of poetry, and one little book of inspiration. His latest book, a thriller entitled THE GOOD KILL, will be released on July 1, 2019, and is available for pre-order here.
In the summer of 2015, he adapted his short story Leave into a screenplay. In October 2016, Leave was filmed and produced in Los Angeles with an amazing cast and crew. The short film premiered at the LA Femme Film Festival in October 2018, and is now available for all to stream at Amazon Prime.
Kurt is not a fan of the soul-sapping effort writing takes, but he does rather enjoy blogging – or, as he likes to say: Surmising with aplomb and nary remorse. Here, he likes to wax poetic, overshare poorly lit photographs of his rather large yet loveable Plott Hounds Aurelius and Zeno, and every now and again, if he can muster up the courage, venture naively into commentary on all our pretty yet petulant planet’s perplexing problems, political and/or otherwise.
A word of caution: Kurt attempts to bribe all new visitors here into subscribing to his infrequent and rudderless and some may argue pointless newsletter, one he affectionately calls Newsletter Love, by offering each new subscriber a complementary copy of his short story collection LEAVE: And Other Stories Short and Shorter.