Merlin Ward

My Story from Twisted50 vol 1: Killing Her Little Darling


Favourite quote: 'Are you feeling lucky?’ - Dirty Harry


In July / August, 2014, my first stage play ‘The Widow’, was produced by Talking Scarlet at the Devonshire Park Theatre, Eastbourne, and at Fairfield Halls, Croydon. I adapted the play from my original screenplay, yet to be produced. My first feature-length film was ‘Out of Bounds’ and I had the great good fortune to see it screened on BBC One, three times.

  • ‘No Kissing’ is my first original stage play and is a contemporary story about an impoverished inventory clerk who expects to find an empty flat but finds a seductive woman and a large wad of hidden cash.
  • ‘Famous Emery’, is a 9-minute episode I wrote for the children’s animation series about trains called 'Chuggington', currently airing on BBC’s CBeebies.

I have written and sold several screenplays that never made it into production, including a commission from Working Title Films / TV.

I'm very excited about Twisted50 and Twisted's Evil Little Sister - the competition process was inspiring and immensely enjoyable and has given me a love for writing prose. 'Killing Her Little Darling' came from an open wound that every creative person will understand. I am now polishing my first full-length novel.

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