The Machine

Gary Green 1631856787515


1940s & '50s

Gary Green

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Young Mickey Robbins is a collector of books from around the world. One day, he and his friends come across a mysterious box left behind by a magician in a traveling carnival.



Short Summary

Mickey loves to collect boxes. During his quest, he meets Stella, Fatty and Mumbo Jumbo. They become fast friends. In their early meetings, Mickey discovers that each one of them faces terrible danger.

Mickey uses the power of the box to save his friends and the family farm.


1940's Ohio

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise

Overcoming Monster/Villain

Plot - Other Elements

Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

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Main Character Details

Name: Mickey Robbins

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Charming,Engaging,Faithful,Skillful,Funny,Heroic,Honorable

Additional Character Details

Name: Stella

Age: 14

Gender: Female

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Adventurous,Aspiring,Faithful,Gracious,Selfless,Obedient

Additional Character Details

Name: T Rex

Age: 45

Gender: Male

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Badass,Criminal,Blunt,Power Hungry,Unapologetic

Additional Character Details

Name: Fatty

Age: 14

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Adventurous,Clumsy,Underdog,Funny,Uneducated,Charming

Development Pitch

This story takes place in 1940's Ohio. Its rural setting allows for unusual legends to have a greater life. The four characters set out on a quest, but discover an item (box) with terrifying power. Mickey must find a way of using the box to save his friends from their own personal dangers. Is he able to do it? Can he face the consequences of using the box's power? I believe this would work well as a movie.

About The Author

I was a special education teacher for thirty years. Teaching children skills that would help them in their lives was my greatest reward. In the course of teaching, I would tell them stories that would entertain and teach.

Target Audiences

Age: 13-17

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: Yes: self-published

Publisher: Bookbaby

Year Published: 2019

Hard Copy Available



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