The vinceunlimited Fiction Page
You have arrived at the vinceunlimited Fiction page, a section in the web site containing the links to all the fictional stories and ideas from the mind of vinceunlimited. Plus some teasers and treatments for potential future projects.
Long, long ago, when televisions only came in two colours and being bad was never a good thing I used to make up stories. Actually I didn't, I made that bit up. I didn't actually make up stories as a child. Never did unless obliged to do so during my English studies.
No one who knew me then would have predicted that I would be like I am now. Except that the blond hair and chubby cheeks still remain, of course.
But as a teenager and into my adulthood I have always harboured a desire to write. And fiction is the best place to start when you lead a fairly normal life and haven't discovered penicillin or captained your country in tiddlywinks.
However, the trouble with fiction is that it takes up too much time. And I've been fannying about with this site in it's various incarnations for too long to develop some of these ideas. But it would be sad to hold back in private files all of my ideas forever, they need to see the light of day to inspire me and maybe others.
If you feel like assisting my mission [read 'sponsoring me to write'] get in touch. So, read on and weep*.
All stories completed and in development. Click on any title to read more. See also other treatments more suited to the film genre in the web site section entitled Screenplays
The Ball - A radio script submission about the thoughts of a football during the 2006 World Cup
2 Cases - A thriller. Or it will be when it is finished. Not so thrilling in it's present state but you'll get the idea
The Dog - A radio script submission about the thoughts of a dog during the 2006 World Cup
The Driver - A radio script submission about an enterprising drive during the 2006 World Cup
Loch Ness - An incomplete story about the discovery of the Loch Ness monster. Commenced after seeing what effects could be achieved with the film Jurassic Park (Yes, that long ago). Sadly abandoned when the film Loch Ness appeared, starring Ted Danson. Must watch that someday
Safe As House - A pitch for a movie about a retired CIA agent and his drunken Russian neighbour
Shortest - The shortest story of all. Except shorter ones. And longer ones with most of their pages missing. For more short stories why not link up to the-phone-book.com You never know whose work is featured
Turnstile Girl - A radio script submission about a girl at the 2006 World Cup Final
Vincent - Story about a bike. With a great name. Or am I just biased?
Vision Of Death - Why do the Ruskies play such dangerous versions of casino games?
Future Stories - Pitches
These pitches are concepts, ideas and story treatments with working titles yet to be fully developed. The dates are those that the idea was published on this site. They are usually developed many months or years earlier but not set free. Either that or I was very busy in January 2020. Contact me if you want me to develop one particular story
Autonomous [added Jan 2020] - A woman hires a car only to discover it’s a self driving car which takes over. She escapes into a non-autonomous car driven by a person. It turns out the person is actually a self driving robot who takes her on another scary drive. Also that it was the robot controlling her original autonomous car. Needs a good name for the robot driver and I don't mean Eric
Blond Terror [added Dec 2006] - In this pitch a white mercenary teams up with Asian terrorists to bypass securities and assist them by bombing for profit. The tag line could be "Money for God's Sake"
Chatterpillar [added Jan 2020] - A short story about someone who boasts about having a talking caterpillar but by the time witnesses arrive it's turned into a mute butterfly
Cryogenical [added Jan 2020] - A breakthrough medical advance becomes available and an argument develops on whether a currently living person should benefit or one previously cryogenically frozen
The Elephant With Two Trunks [added Jan 2020] - A story about an elephant with two suitcases. And two noses obviously
The End Of Violence [added Jan 2020] - Drama about a politician who fights for a violence free society but it develops into a split society. One violence free, the other a vicious jungle. The policy starts with violence free prisons
Forensic [added Jan 2020] - The Social Media detective. A person, possibly disabled or a recluse, who helps solve crime and confirm alibis by studying social media timeline postings. Time checks, SM changes, gaps in posts, new clothing and accessories, weather and lighting changes, EXIF data etc
Frozen Love [added Dec 2006] - A couple with a large age difference decide that the older partner should be cyrogenically frozen in order to be re-united at a similar age. The older partner is awoken to discover the younger one, now as old, has settled with a new family. Hollywood may want to add a syrupy ending to this
A Good Judge Of Character [added Jan 2020] - A story about someone who murders a new friend then has to prove in court that had they not taken this action the friend would have committed a more serious crime
Hack [added Jan 2020] - A person receives an email advising that his bank account has been hacked along with a message that just £400 has been removed, for an emergency payment for a sick child. The message is to empty the rest of the account, withdraw all overdraft facilities and leave it open for a deposit return. The person is a journalist so is intrigued. It transpires a thousand accounts have been hacked, all with the promise of a return with generous interest. The Hacker starts paying back as promised. He had purchased hacked accounts from the dark web. Victims have various attitudes toward the hacker. Some sympathetic, others vengeful
Investigation Squared [added Jan 2020] - A whodunit wherein there are six people in an isolated situation and one dies. The rest are all detectives with different techniques
Monachenemy [added Jan 2020] - The power struggles following dissolution of a monarchy
My Pet Velociraptor [added Jan 2020] - Do I need to elaborate?
Private Performance [added Jan 2020] - An artist reaches out to fans through a FB fan page or Kickstarter and offers to do 'private' performances to communities. But one individual mimics a community and the artist arrives to play a gig for one very scary person
Ramp [added Jan 2020] - A short story wherein someone obsesses about driving a daring high speed natural ramp jump in town. They consider getting permissions then discusses the stunt with a friend. Car choice "So what will you use?", "I thought a Marina", "Why?" "It's on my driveway". They decide to go for it. What could go wrong? A homeless person under the pile of boxes, a stray cat, slippery bird droppings or an oil blockage in the car at a critical point...
Random Millionaires [added Jan 2020] - A Billionaire decides to give away five million. In one million parts to five random people to see what would happen. Rules include must start using it within 5 days
Seven Units [added Jan 2020] - Seven ultimately interconnected stories about eventful finds in abandoned storage units, each associated with a Deadly Sin - Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy and Pride
The Southampton Conundrum [added Dec 2006] - Originally entitled Procreate and Die, it is about a future where scientists have conquered death and any living being can now have immortality. The only trouble with this utopia is the insistance on humans breeding and the burgeoning population leads governments to take drastic steps. They settle on a deal that means every potential parent faces a choice. Go childless and live or procreate and die. The stakes are raised further when some are asked to make a choice between them and their offspring. [Note: This idea has since been further developed and is the basis for a future novel, already commenced]
Six Twenty Three [added Dec 2006] - As any seasoned commuter will know there are a raft of stories to tell about train journeys. However, I do suspect that there are no train-loads of stories about a raft - but I digress. My story picks up on a group of regular commuters who are having a special morning preparing to celebrate the impending marriage of two of the team. The twist is that both the potential newly-weds are already spliced and have been living dual lives in the city. For dramatic effect the audience will only learn of one of the couples dual life to build sympathy, with the dramatic twist near the end. Add in a suicidal passenger, imminent buisness embezzlement and the internal thoughts of all the regulars and there is enough to fill a novel. So I will. P.S. For any that know me, or the misses - This is fiction. Or is it?
Terranoid [added Feb 2005] - A story concept about being paranoid about terrorism (and then being proved right) with the tag line "Just because you are paranoid doesn't mean that they are not going to blow you to pieces"
The Trial Of All Of Us [added Jan 2020] - A random older white male is arrested and imprisoned then taken to trial for history. For the crimes of all his peers and predecessors throughout history. For ancient wars, for not returning stolen wealth and land, for immigration policy, for environmental pollution, for allowing unfettered breeding, for allowing criminal behaviour, for lacking dedication to charity, for not spending every moment in the pursuit of better healthcare, or serving others, for not attempting to reverse any of the above, for being lucky to have health, wealth and love
Author: Vince Poynter
Version m5.286 30 Jan 2020
First Published: Version 1.00 in Oct 2003
The image depicts an extract from a Pages Publication and was added in Version m5.042 19 Dec 2017
*Its not that the stories are sad. Only the writer, for thinking any of these works is worthy of a Pulitzer or Booker. Or worthy of publication. Or even reading come to that