Happy at Home: A Work of Women’s Fiction
When anxiety-prone television actress Stephanie Connor moves back to Adams Station, her rural-Georgia hometown, she only wants one thing: a fresh start after a publicly embarrassing and emotionally draining Hollywood affair. But despite landing a new job teaching theatre at Middle Georgia Community College, starting over is hard—especially when living with an alcoholic mother and being forced to deal with the racially-charged realities of present-day life in the south. Then, a feature-film production company shows up and casts Stephanie in a supporting role. At first, reprising her acting career seems fun; but eventually, everything Stephanie ran away from lands right back on her lap—forcing her to choose between rekindling her toxic relationship or embracing her new life, at home.
Channel Surfing: A Short Story
Shelly receives an odd inheritance that winds up being the gateway for a mysterious visit from her Grandmother’s ghost.
Published on December 24, 2016 in The Tower Journal
Connected: A Science Fiction, Feature-Length Film
U.S. Copyright September 3, 2018 Ashley Henyan
A PhD student is cryogenically frozen to reconnect with the love of his life, only to wake in a holographic environment controlled by her husband.
Jason Krishna worked his way out of the foster care system to become a PhD candidate in Modern Thought— only to fall in love with Helene, the wife of Donald Duarte, billionaire and CEO of the world’s largest internet service provider. After their affair is found out, Jason is murdered and Helene follows suit with medical assisted suicide—so their unspoken pact for a second chance at love can be fulfilled through the marvel of cryonics.
When Jason emerges from stasis, 360 years in the future, his first task is to find Helene. Instead, he finds he is trapped on AiAiland, a holographic environment generated by thousands of human brains suspended in cryostasis—and controlled by Donald Duarte.
After failed attempts to reunite with Helene, Jason learns the truth about his biological father, then inspires a group of holographic female rebel fighters to join him on the offensive—to free himself, Helene, and all of AiAiland from Duarte’s control.
E-mail: Ashley.Henyan@gmail.com for complete script.