Very recently, in a galaxy very like our own, on a world that is doomed, an astronomer discovers the love of his life he thought was dead is alive in an alternate universe.
LAURA BESS is
wise and insightful, with a unique view of the nature of Time (it doesn’t
exist). LIJE (Elijah) has a photographic memory. They are both brilliant Science
prodigies, all at the tender age of 8.
They grow up in a small Kansas town, fascinated with
astronomy, and the ultimate cosmological questions -- Time, the Universe,
and Eternity. Naturally, they
become soul mates.
Laura Bess is lost in a plane crash on her way to an interview at a
prestigious California University, at age 17, and Lije is devastated. Twenty years later Lije is working at a
deep space tracking station and discovers a small Black Hole, which threatens
the Earth with inevitable, total destruction. Then a very alive Laura reappears, and explains to a
bewildered Lije that she "stepped aside" into another universe to
escape death, and cannot stay in his.
Laura, trapped in her universe, works on a top-secret teleportation
project. Because she has been
caught vanishing as she "steps aside", she is under suspicion
from a prima donna physicist, DR. PERICULE, and a blandly menacing government AGENT FOLTER. She asks
Lije to use his unique abilities -- a memory that stretches into both the
past and the future -- to find a way out, to another alternate universe
they can both share.
Time, whatever that is, is running out. While the sadistic agent cruelly interrogates Laura in her
world, Lije desperately tries to reach her as the doomed Earth’s clock
ticks. But with the help of two
friends, DR. EVAN WILLIAMS, and a wise and mysterious Native American woman, MAMA KAJIWIN, they find an
ancient path to a new destiny, Elsewhen -- anyplace but here, anytime but now, because the Future just isn't what it used to be..
Gary Bullock was
born and raised in East Tennessee. His first play was a one-man show, A.
Lincoln, written for himself, in which he portrays the 16th
President. While working as a film
and stage actor for many years in Los Angeles, he and his mate Mil
Nicholson served as Literary Managers for the Blue Sphere Alliance
Theatre. He was also a member of
Playwrights Kitchen Ensemble, and Playwrights 6 writer’s workshop in
Hollywood, where several of his scripts were developed. Writer/directors Frank Pierson and
Nicholas Meyer have praised and mentored his work. Elsewhen was the first place winner of the 2011 Appalachian Film Festival Screenplay competition. His screenplay, Ridge Runner, was
a semi-finalist in the Chesterfield Fellowship competition.
Gary and Mil now
live in North Carolina, where they are busy writing, recording audiobooks, building and flying
model airplanes, raising apples, persimmons, paw-paws, a large organic
garden, dogs, and various other small animals.