Volume Two – “Mayonnaise in My Cake”
Welcome to the online birthplace of our second book titled “Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights.”
On January 1, 2009, Two Plus Plus Productions LLC announced the release date of its second book (October 1, 2009 – Believe, Simply Believe; https://twoplusplus.wordpress.com/2009/01/01/october-1-2009-believe-simply-believe/ ). Since then, many people have encouraged us. For this, we are grateful.
The book is offered partly as a concession that the warmth of summer is behind us and that days and nights are increasingly colder. There are dramatic topics contained in the book – death, loss of a parent, and recalling to mind the plights of soldiers whose whereabouts are unknown.
But there are also moments that sparkle – a Christmas song whose chorus is sung by hundreds of guests, an aging film actor grasping for one more shot at stardom, and the raucous, rolling energy of professional football.
The Table of Contents for “Mayonnaise in My Cake and Other Holiday Delights” is shaping up as follows:
1. Mayonnaise in My Cake (short story)
2. Celebrating of Johnny Parks (radio play about a tribute to sportscaster Johnny Parks)
Summary: For fifty years, Johnny Parks broadcast sporting events ranging from baseball and football to horse races and tennis.
CELEBRATING JOHNNY PARKS is an occasion to remember Parks’ body of work as a sportscaster. His portfolio, summarized from two sporting events, reveals the depths of his abilities to tell stories which effect listeners.
3. The Past is Present – http://www.scribd.com/doc/18662661/The-Past-is-Present
Summary: THE PAST IS PRESENT is a celebration of the 75th anniversay of the Industrial Football League (IFL) of Roberts County. It is also the last work of legendary sports announcer, Johnny Parks.
4. It Suits Her – http://www.scribd.com/doc/18082545/It-Suits-Her
Summary: The future of a young woman, trapped inside a job she despises but needs, and the comeback of an aging movie star, bankrupt after years of drinking, collide in a tailoring shop.
5. Splendor in Midland – Episode One – http://www.scribd.com/doc/19413372/Splendor-in-Midland-Episode-One
Summary: Georgie Amberson Minafer is viewed with contempt by the residents of Midland. Since his antics as a spoiled youth, they have longed to see him get knocked down a notch or two. But no one could have imagined the pounding he would go through.
Inspired by Booth Tarkington’s Pulitzer Prize-winning “The Magnificent Ambersons,” SPLENDOR IN MIDLAND tells the story of Georgie and his families, the Ambersons and Minafers, as well as the Morgans, as they all face financial and personal upheavals.
6. The Empty Table – http://www.scribd.com/doc/18496826/The-Table
Summary: A simple table with settings for six awaits its guests. But who are the guests and will they come? More importantly, can they come?
7. Swing for the Fences Episode One – http://www.scribd.com/doc/15952114/Swing-for-the-Fences-Episode-One
Summary: Jake Alston’s entire world is playing baseball with his father. But when his dad is killed in World War One, Jake’s world is destroyed.
8. Surprise entry which won’t be revealed until closer to publication.
We’ll be filling in this page with links finished stories and scripts, drafts, and material related to Mayonnaise in My Cake. We will also be listing the patrons and sponsors who help meet our goal of publishing the book on October 1, 2009.
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