Off The Bat

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1960s & '70s

Steven Gullo

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A high school senior find someone breaking into his home and stops the offender in an instant and most violent manner. The teen then deals with the many repercussions of his actions.



Short Summary

While home alone, Michael, a high school senior finds someone breaking into his house. After stopping the intruder in a most violent manner, he then deals with a series of events involving his family, friends and his community.

With the support of his family and friends, Michael finds the strength and wisdom to handle the many events following his one brief, but substantial action.


Any town in the U.S.A.

Based on a True Story


Plot - Premise


Plot - Other Elements

Coming of Age,Happy Ending

Mature Audience Themes

Language/Profanity,Extreme Violence

Main Character Details

Name: Michael

Age: Seventeen

Gender: Male

Role: Logical

Key Traits: Badass,Aggressive,Charming,Confident,Decisive,Faithful,Gracious,Heroic,Educated,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Sarcastic,Funny,Outspoken,Religious,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Rob Wendell

Age: Seventeen

Gender: Male

Role: Protagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Charming,Complex,Confident,Decisive,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code,Sophisticated,Sarcastic,Funny,Blunt,Masculine

Additional Character Details

Name: Timmy Hurst

Age: Seventeen

Gender: Male

Role: sidekick

Key Traits: Confident,Faithful,Educated,Honorable,Unapologetic,Strong Moral Code

Additional Character Details

Name: Carla Jenkins

Age: Sixteen

Gender: Female

Role: antagonist

Key Traits: Aggressive,Clumsy,Insecure,Unapologetic,Outspoken,Blunt,Uneducated

Development Pitch

I’ve recently completed a novella entitled “Off The Bat” This story describes the series of consequential events a high school senior encounters after severely injuring a neighbor he caught breaking into his home. “Off The Bat” contains elements of hysteria, satire, humor and reverence all instilled within the value of family and friendship. I truly believe young adults will be particularity fascinated by this story and likewise be able to relate to the original and intriguing characters. Much the same as the popularity of S.E. Hinton’s classic, “Rumble Fish” Thank you for your concern, Steven Gullo.

About The Author

Steven Gullo

Target Audiences

Age: 18-34

Target Gender: Universal

Group Specific

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Publishing Details

Status: No

Hard Copy Available



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