Where is My Home?
Written by Victoria L. Smith
I pedaled down the country road.
My shadow flew as it had never flown.
I rode faster.
I turned the sharp corner down a gravel drive.
I pedaled hard, home in sight.
I jumped off my bike, and let it roll.
I ran fast to the door, flung it open and rushed inside.
But, alas, the house, was empty
Where was my family?
Where was all the furniture?
Gone, they were never to come back.
I left the house in grief for I had been to late.
3 Gobblers is a upcoming film set in 1935 about three brothers after being run out of Texas during the dust bowl. The brothers live in a camp in California with hardly any food. The story begins a few days before Thanksgiving, when the boys overhear their parents talking about not having anything special for Thanksgiving dinner. Determined to find a solution, the brothers head out and happen to find three turkeys wandering around near a farm. They decide to clobber the turkeys and take them home to surprise their mother. Consequences come when the sheriff arrives.
It is based on a true story written by Joe and June Bussard. 3 Gobblers screenplay was written by Ashley Scott, who is also directing the film.
The cast includes Michael J. Smith as the boys’ father, Ollie Bussard, and Grayson J. Smith as the oldest brother, Ralph Bussard. Grayson J. Smith recently appeared in the world premiere production of Secondhand Lions: A New Musical Adventure at The 5th Avenue Theatre and will be performing as The Artful Dodger in The 5th Avenue’s upcoming production of Oliver!. The son of Ralph Bussard, Harold Bussard, is the Executive Producer for the film, as well as part of the cast. Victoria L. Smith, author of The By Kids for Kids Series, is also in the film as a camper. Benson Kain will be portraying Joe Bussard, the youngest brother.
Grayson J. Smith is my younger brother, and we are so excited to begin shooting!
To learn more and to contribute to the making of the film, click: “3 Gobblers Arctic Star Productions”
To view production photos and see what else Arctic Star Productions is up to, visit their Facebook page here.
By Victoria L. Smith
Winter is my favorite season
for not just one reason
The flakes they fall
slowly they stall
their way to the earth
tighten the girth!
off we go
on a sleigh
o’er the snow
oh what a day
when the sun’s gone
we sit with cocoa ‘til dawn
never a better sight
then that of a crisp winter night