A Tempest in Texas

IN THE WOODS ACROSS THE HIGHWAY AT THE TUCKER RESIDENCE - AN EXTREMELY DETERIORATED HOME - HALF-HOUR LATER

Lars pulls up to within fifty feet of the Tucker’s house and hits the horn.

LARS

(yelling)

Tuckers!

Lars hits the horn again.

LARS

(louder)

Tuckers!

REGGIE

Are you sure this is the right place?

LARS

It doesn’t look like anyone lives here, does it?

REGGIE

If anyone lives here, they have to be living like animals.

The front door to the house opens and a large man steps out with a rifle across his arm, but not pointing at the truck.

RICHARD TUCKER (50’s) a large man with a big belly. Dressed in ragged clothes and a dirty appearance.

LARS

(loudly)

Lars Lindgren here.

(whispers to Reggie)

I see a couple guns sticking out of the windows.

RICHARD

(yelling back)

I’m Tucker!

Lars steps out of the truck and lays his pistol on the seat where he can reach it.

LARS

Richard Tucker?

RICHARD

Yep.

LARS

Lars Lindgren and Reggie Carston here. I’m Lars. I would like to have a little talk.

RICHARD

Well, well, well, if it ain’t the rich neighbors from across the way. What you wanna talk about?

LARS

Food. And intruders.

RICHARD

We have plenty of food.

LARS

That’s good to hear. How about intruders?

RICHARD

We don’t got intruders. We send them all over to yore place.

LARS

That might explain things then. We seem to be having a lot of intruders, including your boys. Your boys seem to be doing a little poaching on our side of the highway.

RICHARD

My boys hunt where the food is. It ain’t poaching.

LARS

Does that include my garden and smokehouse?

Richard doesn’t reply.

LARS

(to Reggie, just above a whisper)

Any ideas?

REGGIE

None.

LARS

(to Richard)

Don’t you have deer around here?

RICHARD

Maybe we’d have more if you don’t plant so much damn corn.

LARS

How do you know how much corn I plant?

RICHARD

I know.

REGGIE

(to Lars, again just above a whisper)

This doesn’t seem to be going very well.

LARS

No it’s not.

LARS

Okay, Richard, we’re going to leave now. Try to keep your boys on your side of the highway, will ya?

Richard doesn’t answer.

Lars gets into the truck to leave and Richard goes back inside. Immediately, shots are fired from the house.

Synopsis
Many people have said Into Autumn would make a great movie, so I took it upon myself to write the screenplay. The gist of Into Autumn in an afternoon read.
Larry Landgraf was born and raised in the swamp country of the Guadalupe River delta along the Texas Gulf Coast. He is an ex-commercial fisherman, an ex-contractor, and now after a death-defying on the job injury, he has turned to writing. He never planned on becoming an author, just something which fell into his lap when he woke up one morning with a story in his head and started writing.

...I think is story will make a great movie and Larry Landgraf did a great job writing...

If you are a fan of dystopians, apocalyptic thrillers and possible fans of the tv show Doomsday Preppers this book is for you. The beginnings of Anarchy and possibly the end of the world is coming and the characters in this book have no choice, but to stay strong. With all the drama, action, and conflict I think this story will make a great movie and Larry Landgraf did a great job writing it!

by Kelsey