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Light Fingers

Awkward bookworm displaced by her father's bankruptcy, falls for her lab partner in science class, a boy with the touch of a surgeon, who is also the world’s greatest shoplifter. Synopsis PDF Excerpt

Written by: Linda Boroff     [Contact Author]
Format: Screenplay
Starring Roles For: A young Brad Pitt
A young Natalie Portman
A young Adrien Brody
In the Vein Of: Sixteen Candles
The Breakfast Club
American Graffiti
Posted: 06/09/2017
Updated: 09/13/2018
Author Bio: I graduated from Berkeley with a degree in English. My short story, "Rabid Redemption" just appeared in Lifelines, the literary and art journal of the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

My novella, "A Season of Turbulence" was published in The Conium Review.

I was hired to write the feature film, "Murder in Fashion," which played at several festivals and theaters in 2010 and was reviewed in the NY Times and L.A. Times.

My short story "Home Like a Shadow" was a winner of the Eric Hoffer Prose Competition from over two thousand entries, and appeared in the anthology, Best New Writing. It also won a fellowship to a writing seminar in St. Petersburg, Russia.

My screenplay, "The Dressmaker's Daughter," was a top ten finalist in the 2010 Bruce Geller Screenwriting Competition.

I wrote the biopic for film noir actress Barbara Payton, now in development with Don Murphy (Transformers).

My fiction and nonfiction have appeared in The Guardian, McSweeney’s, Hollywood Dementia, Drunk Monkeys, In Posse Review, Adelaide Magazine, Gawker, Word Riot, Hobart, Ducts Magazine, Blunderbuss Magazine, Storyglossia, Able Muse, The Furious Gazelle, Eyeshot, JONAH Magazine, The Boiler, In Posse Review, Epoch, Bound Off (podcast), Fiction Attic Press, , Black Denim Lit (print), Cimarron Review (print), Stirring, Thoughtful Dog, and others.