Escape from Dolphin Street

Book Cover

CRIME HORROR LGBT LGBT HORROR

1980s & '90s

David Sharp

Logline

Jason must choose between his friends and his desire as he is drawn to the dark world of Dolphin Street, an abandoned area where the punks go. There are no rules, only a living nightmare leading to an abandoned house and the crawlspace underneath β€” a horror he may never escape.

Genre

Crime, Horror, LGBT,,LGBT,Horror

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: LGBT Leaning

Setting

Suburbia, Urban Streets, Abandoned House, Houston,Texas, Montrose Neighborhood 1990s

Based on a True Story

No

Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: self-published

Year Published: 2017

Starting Description

Jason dreams of skateboarding away from his dead-end life in suburbia to find his missing brother. When his only friends, Kelly and Tanya, decide to runaway he takes the chance. On the streets, they encounter a vicious gang of punks who taunt them with mischief, violence, and terror.

Ending Description

Jason survives the horror of the crawlspace, the final fight with the street punks, and the loss of his friends who become human dolls for Hound. The abandoned house burns and he is left broken and changed with the final punk, Adam, realizing who his brother was and that he may be like him.

Group Specific

Montrose Neighborhood in Houston, Texas

Hard Copy Available

Yes

ISBN

978-1976211188

Mature Audience Themes

Sexual Abuse, Substance Abuse, Extreme Violence, Language/Profanity, Nudity,Substance Abuse, Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence

Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age, Twist,,Twist

Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Tragedy

Main Character Details

Name: Jason

Age: 18

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Adventurous, Complex, Criminal, Insecure,Adventurous,Complex,Insecure,Flexible

Additional Character Details

Name: Kelly

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Naive,Desperate,Naive

Additional Character Details

Name: Tanya

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Funny, Sarcastic,Confident,Sarcastic,Funny,Outspoken

Additional Character Details

Name: Adam

Age: 19

Gender: Lgbt

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Villainous, Charming, Confident, Criminal, Sexy,Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Criminal,Seductive,Manipulative

Logline

Jason must choose between his friends and his desire as he is drawn to the dark world of Dolphin Street, an abandoned area where the punks go. There are no rules, only a living nightmare leading to an abandoned house and the crawlspace underneath β€” a horror he may never escape.

Short Summary

Jason dreams of skateboarding away from his dead-end life in suburbia to find his missing brother. When his only friends, Kelly and Tanya, decide to runaway he takes the chance. On the streets, they encounter a vicious gang of punks who taunt them with mischief, violence, and terror.


Jason survives the horror of the crawlspace, the final fight with the street punks, and the loss of his friends who become human dolls for Hound. The abandoned house burns and he is left broken and changed with the final punk, Adam, realizing who his brother was and that he may be like him.

Development Pitch

Jason dreams of skateboarding away from his dead-end life in suburbia to find his missing brother. Cutouts from the local newspaper inform him about runaways, a gang of misfits, and a strange place on the streets where anarchy rules. Fighting his insecurities, Jason realizes his one way to learn the truth is to cross the line and make contact with Adam, a punk he has a crush on. Jason jumps at the chance to run away when his only friends, Kelly and Tanya, decide to escape an abusive home life. On the streets, they encounter a vicious gang led by Liev, a pseudo skin adorned with a teardrop tattoo and his cult of followers: strange Knappy armed with a blue lightning stun gun under his trench coat; firebrand Syd with the crazy eyes; the butch bruiser Hex; and a hulking, mute giant called Hound. The street punks taunt them with animal sounds, mischief, and violence in a sadistic game of sharks and dolphins, of predator and prey, as the runaways are hunted down through the street surf. Amidst the chaos, Jason must choose between safety for his friends and his desire to find his brother as he is drawn to Adam and the dark world of Dolphin Street, a desolate area where the punks go. There are no rules on the streets, only a living nightmare leading to an abandoned house and the crawlspace underneath--a horror he may never escape.

About The Author

David Sharp is a writer of Punk Fiction. A dreamer, he grew up identifying with the outsider from his teenage punk years on. His stories are filled with characters on the fringe of society, from troubled youth and thrill seekers to hardened gunslingers and mysterious loners. Each one is on a journey to find themselves and pursue their desires across exciting and sometimes dangerous landscapes.

Core Theme

Overcoming Monster/Villain,,Tragedy

Characters

Main Character

Name: Jason

Age: 18

Gender: Lgbt

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Masculine, Adventurous, Complex, Criminal, Insecure,Adventurous,Complex,Insecure,Flexible

Character 1

Name: Kelly

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Complex, Desperate, Naive,Desperate,Naive

Character 2

Name: Tanya

Age: 18

Gender: Female

Role: skeptic

Key Traits: Aggressive, Blunt, Funny, Sarcastic,Confident,Sarcastic,Funny,Outspoken

Character 3

Name: Adam

Age: 19

Gender: Lgbt

Role: tempter

Key Traits: Villainous, Charming, Confident, Criminal, Sexy,Adventurous,Masculine,Badass,Aggressive,Complex,Criminal,Seductive,Manipulative

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