David Young

My Story from Twisted's Evil Little Sister: Clear Air Turbulence

 

Favourite quote: ‘Hell, I can get you a toe by 3 o'clock this afternoon... with nail polish. These f**king amateurs...’

 

Growing up as a Scot in America, I fell in love with quality comedies on both sides of the Atlantic. I was just as likely to be watching Fawlty Towers and Good Neighbors as I was Taxi and Cheers. However, when I found Blackadder, I devised my cunning plan to become a writer (one that I even more cunningly put off for a couple of decades).

I have two sitcom pilots and a third on the way. One of them, "Kicking & Screaming," has seen success as a Bronze Prize winner for the Page International Screenwriting Awards, a Finalist at the Nashville Film Festival, and a successful applicant for selection for the London Screenwriter's Festival Comedy Writer's Room. Outside of the sitcom realm, I was commissioned to adapt a 1960's Cold War novel into a TV serial, was selected as a finalist for "The Impact," and was selected twice for writer's labs at the London Screenwriter's Festival.

My entry into writing a horror short story for "Twisted's Evil Little Sister" comes from my real life belief that every plane I ride will end in a fireball. Sure, I need them to get where I'm going, but I don't have to like them. I think I get that point across in "Clear Air Turbulence."

 

Enjoy.

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The Plane Truth About My Horror Story by David Young

I’m not a horror writer. Sure, sometimes my writing is horrific, but usually not on purpose. I normally write sitcom pilots, but I had enjoyed writing for the screen side of Create50, and wanted to be part of the prose platform as well. But if I were to write convincing horror, I couldn’t fake my way through this. I had to write about something that truly scared me. So I opened up my laptop and started a list:

THINGS THAT SCARE ME
-Clowns
-Creepy Children
-My mother’s cooking

 

And of course:

-My mother, dressed as a clown, cooking creepy children.

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