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Prison of Despair by Eric C. Jackson
About the Book
What happens when you grow up believing in God while not believing in yourself? What happens when you find yourself isolated emotionally while questioning where you stand spiritually? What happens when lust festers and grows while love escapes your grasp? What happens when these facts are ignored for years while searching for your own identity?

My soul cried out becoming aware of the truth. A reflection in the mirror unveiled the prison of despair built by my hands. How many years had I been there? And what would get me out of my own internal cell?

Writing became a positive outlet to release negative feelings. For years, I wrote until the prison bars fell and faded. Until the lust shattered. I wrote my way to freedom.
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RECALL | 2022
Short Story

Word Count: about 2,300
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Someone wakes up on a train. They have no ticket and no memory of how they got there. Oh, and one more thing: the train shows no signs of slowing down.

 


THE FEW | 2018
Short Story

Word Count: about 1,000
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Colin and Demetrius search through caverns in hopes of finding something valuable.

 


CALL BUTTON | 2016
Short Story

Word Count: about 300
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George tests the patience of Mrs. Whitfield; his only break from a prison cell.

 


REDEMPTION | 2016
Poetry Collection, No.3

Paperback (156pgs) | Kindle Edition
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"What have you done in your life that makes it seem impossible to recover from? A crucial mistake? A misunderstanding? A tendency to cling to immaturity? A row of decisions that scream irresponsibility? Or have you committed the greatest sin: Not really doing anything? No goals. No dreams. Believing life & success come easy. You took time for granted & now it feels like your time is up. Wasted. I know the feeling. You wake up every morning wondering: Why am I still here? There’s no purpose, no use, no hope of accomplishing anything. I thought the same. Until one day I realized, I am not here by chance. There is a reason for being." -ecj

 


UNFAMILIAR FOE | 2016
Short Story

Word Count: about 2,900
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A thick haze above the port city hides what residents have grown accustomed to: a sleeping dragon looms above the sea. Threat or Friend?

 


LUCIFER | 2016
Short Story

Word Count: about 4,600
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His name is familiar to all. The most clever, the most powerful, the most beautiful. He had no weaknesses and that was the beginning of His Fall.

 


BYSTANDER | 2016
Flash Fiction

Word Count: about 360
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Near the Beginning of Time, an Angel stands by, watching a new Earth unfold. Things go terribly wrong & he can only eavesdrop on the conversation that follows.

 


LITTLE BIRD | 2016
Short Story

Word Count: about 560
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A Grandfather teaches his young grandson about what it means to love.

 


RIVALS | 2016
Screenplay

GENRE: Crime/Drama (2nd Draft)

Logline: Every Hero has a Nemesis. The first time I saw mine, he was in a mirror looking back at me.

Synopsis: Long-time local residents have died. The suspects have already been narrowed down to one man: Jeremy. Detective Moncrief calls him in to the police station to identify a man who has turned himself in. Jeremy can barely make out his features hiding under the black, hooded jacket. But as the man steps into the light, Jeremy realizes he knows the stranger somehow. Suddenly, the man escapes, Jeremy is at a loss, and Moncrief wonders if he should kill Jeremy where he stands while he has the chance.
Left out as bait, Jeremy runs through the town to figure out the truth for himself. How does he know who this man is? And why does he get the feeling that he’s the only one who can stop him?

 


TWO BIRDS, ONE STONE | 2015
Short Script

GENRE
Drama/Suspense | 5pgs

LOGLINE
If only we all had someone to catch us.

SYNOPSIS
Jake & Kyle are co-workers of the same Design Agency. When Kyle’s job is in jeopardy, Jake is determined to help his friend work his way back up.

 


CHOMPY GOES TO SCHOOL | 2015
2nd Edition | Children's eBook

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Meet Chompy: A lovable, huggable character created to grow alongside young children everywhere. Follow Chompy as he goes to school to learn about the ABCs. Each letter is highlighted in various ways within the scenes. Experience a typical day for a crowd of Chompys.

Welcome to a new world. Let the adventure begin.

 


SHE KNEW WHO I WAS | 2014
Short Story

Word Count: about 5,000
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Derrick was a loner. Lived the typical life. Yet, his sleepless night led him to the local diner for his usual meal. Suddenly, an unusual woman would change his entire perception of the world.

 


SPEAK | 2014
Poetry Collection, No.2

Paperback (113pgs) | Kindle Edition
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"Speak" is my second collection of writing. It features poetry, including "Skin" and "My Last Prayer" and short stories like "Just a Fan" and "The Judge." Short scripts (Too Cold for Meowing), essays (A History of Blood), and personal stories like "Escaping Pornography" are also included. My goal in this book is to be more transparent as an individual in order to help and inspire others. Most of the work was written between 2012 and 2013. It gives the reader a clearer view of who I am today along with the message I want to share.

 


BEYOND HEAVEN | 2013
Screenplay

GENRE
Christian/Action | 98pgs (Rough Draft)

Logline:
To save another world, you have to leave your own.

Synopsis:
The Rapture has come and gone in a blink of an eye. Best friends, Terrence Washington and Brad Matthews, are reunited in the Kingdom of God to discover a spiritual battle that spreads far beyond their previous home, Earth.

Time is short. Given new names, Light and Legacy, they volunteer to travel across galaxies to aid one of many planets under siege. Little do they know about the challenges they will face from a new place, a new enemy, and a new body.

 


RAPTURED | 2013
Screenplay

WGA,E: I313671
GENRE:
Christian/Suspense | 102pgs

Logline:
One man’s choice between Heaven and Earth to save the woman he loves.

Synopsis:
Terrance Washington plays by the rules, even as the Creative Director of R&R Design Firm in the competitive Advertising Industry in New York City. As a dedicated Christian, he lives by a certain Code of Conduct.

Yet, when Nicole Thompson is brought in to add a new perspective to their campaigns, Terrence finds himself conflicted between following the rules and following his heart.

 


THE BEGINNING OF ME | 2013
Poetry Collection, No.1

Paperback (104pgs) | Kindle Edition
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November 2013 | Publishers Weekly Cover Feature
"As I began my journey into adulthood, I realized the persona of what I was led to believe a man should be was a standard I could not meet. I believed in God, but I did not believe in me. I felt fear. I felt anxiety. I felt insecure. And I could tell no one about it. Instead, I began to write my feelings down in the form of poetry on scraps of paper. This process helped me to be honest with myself about who I saw in the mirror. As you read through, maybe it can help you, too." - Eric Christopher Jackson

 


REVEAL | 2013
Screenplay

WGA,E No. I322231
GENRE
Drama/Horror | 16pgs

LOGLINE
Time to uncover the truth.

SYNOPSIS
The White House is in need of a renovation, starting with the Oval Office. But when the carpenters begin their work, they uncover more than anyone could ever imagine.

 


S.H.A.D.E. | 2013
Short Script

STORY BY
Sam Umoh & Natalie Stavola

GENRE
Drama/Action | 35pgs

LOGLINE
Two assassins. One target. Multiple theories.

SYNOPSIS
On record, they do not exist. They work for no one. They are called to do what no one should: uncover any truth in government conspiracy theories. If captured, they are on their own.

 


TOO COLD FOR MEOWING | 2011
Short Script

GENRE
Comedy

LOGLINE
The challenges of marriage can lead to hair-raising, chilly event.

SYNOPSIS
Newlyweds, Brad and Diane Spencer, are having the usual Friday night party in their high-rise NYC condo. But the atmosphere is too cold and fishy for some cats to handle.

 


NO FEAR | 2011
Short Script

GENRE
Comedy/Suspense

LOGLINE
Meeting your girlfriend’s family can be murder.

SYNOPSIS
Steven and Kelly have been dating for a while. Long enough for Steven to have Sunday dinner with her parents. Being the gentleman that he is, Steven is ready for the leap…until something else grabs his attention.

 


FORGIVENESS | 2010
Screenplay

WGA,W: 1404249
GENRE
Christian/Drama | 112pgs

Logline
Sometimes, the only answer is to forgive.

Synopsis:
When four wealthy, Christian families face similar tragedies during the same week, they lean on each other for support.

The funerals are over; the phone calls cease; their loved ones are not coming back. And they cannot accept the answer God gives to their prayers.

 


X-MEN: THE NEW AGE | 2009
Screenplay

WGA,W: 1397941
GENRE
Action/Suspense | 199pgs

Logline
Only a power greater than mutant abilities can save us.

Synopsis
Five years earlier, humans and mutants were on the brink of World War III. Each side would have sustained heavy losses. As the mutant population began to grow beyond faster than anyone predicted, an agreement was made. The war was averted.

Now, after a few years of consistent peace, the X-Men have been disbanded, living as ordinary citizens. As Presidential Elections are held around the world, one final victory is needed to secure the future for human and mutant alike.

Is this the end of the X-Men?