Remember the Hawk-men in Flash Gordon?

by Dr. Pelham K. Mead When I was a kid Flash Gordon was all the rage on TV. Especially interesting were the clay men and the Hawk-men in the series and of course the Imperial Ming who hated everyone. Well my movie script called “The Camarilla of the Sky.” I could not use the. term Hawk-men because it is copyrighted by Marvel comics, so I found other terms to name the winged men of the skies, i.e. the white winged Eagle like men who called themselves the “Angels of God.” Then there were the Falcon-like society and the Vulture-like society … Continue reading Remember the Hawk-men in Flash Gordon?

Run Rebels Run

by Dr. Pelham Mead The story of the Civil War Texas Rangers and how a few fled to Brazil after the war with Frank McMullen of Texas. After disembarking from Galveston, Texas 150 Confederate citizens sailed on the brig Derby. During a storm they were shipwrecked on the island of Cuba. Fortunately, some friendly Cubans helped the Americans survive. Frank McMullen rode 30 miles to Havana to seek help from the Portuguese embassy. Finally, the Brazilian government guaranteed passage for the 150 colonists on a Steamship out of New York. The 150 colonists left Cuban and headed to New York … Continue reading Run Rebels Run

Teacher Stories from the novel, The Junior High

by Dr. Pelham K. Mead III (c)2012 Xlibris publishers A lot of my past students and colleagues find it difficult to believe the stories in the novel, The Junior High. Well they are all true and that is why I had to change the names of the teachers, administrators and students and even the name of the school from Kakiat JHS to Cucamonga JHS. Kakiat JHS opened in 1960 after a flood of people moved out of New York City following the long drawn out Teacher Strikes in New York City in the late 1950’s. In 1956 the Tappan Zee … Continue reading Teacher Stories from the novel, The Junior High

Run Rebels Run

by Dr. Pelham Mead The civil war is over and the rebel troops have all surrendered except the Texas Rangers Cavalry 9th division “Terry’s Rangers.” They escaped in the night from North Carolina and fled to their homes in Texas. 150 our of 250 crept through the Union picket lines in the night and rode in small groups to Texas. From that point on they were considered outlaws to be hunted down. They had no pardon papers like other Confederate soldiers had, but they were proud and would not bow to the Yankees. After many incidents Sergeant K. of the … Continue reading Run Rebels Run

The Curse of the Samurai .

By Dr. Pelham Mead (c) ACT ONE- THE AUCTION HOUSE. SCENE 1- INT. DAY- JUNE 1975. FADE IN: AUCTIONEER (60) The next item up for auction is item number c-2044, a original JAPANESE SAMURAI KABUTO STYLED AFTER GENERAL TAIRA NO MASAKADO’s kabuto. This authentic kabuto or samurai helmet was created in the 1600’s as a copy of the original kabuto from 940, first century Japan. The Kabuto is said to have mystical qualities, and some say it is haunted. No worry, we checked it for ghosts. Ha. The starting bid is $10,000 dollars. Do I hear 11,000? Yes the gentlemen … Continue reading The Curse of the Samurai .

Urquhart Castle, Scotland

Blood Castle that lasted over 500 years in Scottish history. Urquhart Castle is located on a promontory jutting out into Loch Ness in the Scottish highlands. Originally, it was a small Celtic castle on a knoll overlooking the Loch Ness. The History of Urquhart Castle and it’s remains today tells the story of the Scottish and the English and the MacDonalds who raided the castle over two hundred years. As the 1300’s rolled by the castle was expanded and fortified by King Edward I of England who took possession of the castle when the Scottish had no leader to organize … Continue reading Urquhart Castle, Scotland

From the Script- Aero-Long Shapeshifter

Note: This is a story about a shapeshifter who survived hundreds of years from the Salem Witch trials to the outbreak of the American Revolution, In the body of Dr. Edward Bancroft, double spy for the British and the Americans, who sold all the secrets of the Americans to the British. Dr. Benjamin Franklin was 70 years of age at the time in Paris, France where he attempted to borrow money from the French and Spanish governments to finance a possible war against Britain. Congress gave Franklin the blank check to establish credit with France and have cannons and weapons … Continue reading From the Script- Aero-Long Shapeshifter