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TITLE – King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court (#KASIWC)
AUTHOR – Kim Iverson Headlee
GENRE – Science Fiction/Fantasy Time-Travel Romance
PUBLICATION DATE – 1 November 2014 (ebook); 30 April 2015 (audiobook); 30 November 2015 (hardcover)
LENGTH (Pages/# Words) – 350 pages/70K words
PUBLISHER – Lucky Bat Books
COVER ARTIST – Jennifer Doneske
INTERIOR ARTISTS – Jennifer Doneske and Tom Doneske
FEATURE-LENGTH SCRIPTS – Registered trilogy: adaptation of A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court by Mark Twain, adaptation of KASIWC, and original script The Once and Future Queen; all available upon request.

Morgan le Fay, 6th-century Queen of Gore and the only major character not killed off by Mark Twain in A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court, vows revenge upon the Yankee Hank Morgan. She casts a spell to take her to 1879 Connecticut so she may waylay Sir Boss before he can travel back in time to destroy her world. But the spell misses by 300 miles and 200 years, landing her in the Washington, D.C., of 2079, replete with flying limousines, hovering office buildings, virtual-reality television, and sundry other technological marvels.

Whatever is a time-displaced queen of magic and minions to do? Why, rebuild her kingdom, of course—two kingdoms, in fact: as Campaign Boss for the reelection of American President Malory Beckham Hinton, and as owner of the London Knights world-champion baseball franchise.

Written as though by the old master himself, King Arthur’s Sister in Washington’s Court by Mark Twain as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee offers laughs, love, and a candid look at American society, popular culture, politics, baseball...and the human heart.

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Adapted from Chapter XI: The Queen in Search of a Baseball Club
King Arthurs Sister in Washingtons Court
by Mark Twain
as channeled by Kim Iverson Headlee

(January, 2081)

Juxtaposition of shiny modern penthouse apartment in Rosslyn,
Virginia (featuring outstanding view across Potomac of
monuments, museums & Capitol) with trappings similar to those
inside Queen Morgan’s ancient castle. Queen Morgan packs for
relocation to London. Clarice works at her laptop. Luggage
everywhere, various types & sizes, in various stages of fill.

It does so satisfy my soul to own some Knights once again.

Care to share how much it cost?

Evil wench! Have you not enough work searching for another man I might hire as general manager? The team trustees hired the last one, and I do not trust them to avoid making another mistake. The MLB will release the sale details soon enough. Let us say it was a mountain of treasure.
Queen Morgan holds up an exquisite form-flattering scarlet
gown, trimmed in black.

Knights’ colors; of course that one must go with you.
Queen Morgan places gown in suitcase.

I shall miss you, Clarice. Yet you shall oversee my DC office well.  I have seen it.

I’ll look out for the President for you, I promise.

I appreciate that. President Malory has become as a sister to me...
Queen Morgan holds up another dress, a sexy little black one.

Please tell me about him.

Excuse me?

I think about someone now and then, too-- David, the man who didn’t return from the mission to extract your brother. He never knew how I felt about him.

The monk you mentioned the day we met... I am sorry. My lover’s name is-- was Sir Accolon.
Queen Morgan paces, drawing the dress through her fingers.

Sir Launcelot and Sir Gawaine-- and King Arthur-- were the only knights ever to best him in single combat. Accolon was big and strong, yet as a lover he was as tender as any virgin maid could ever wish. His intellect rivaled mine, as did his eagerness to help right the wrongs Arthur inflicted upon me.
Queen Morgan presses dress over her heart and keeps pacing.

Accolon’s hair was as glossy-black
as a raven's wing, and he kept it
short-cropped in the old Roman style.
It had a most endearing curl. His
eyes were a fathomless shade of
She halts in front of her monitor, tuned to a video montage
of SANDY CARTER, 40s, a baseball player/scout/coach/manager.

Lord God and all His angels in Heaven! Who is that? And if you say Accolon, I shall blast you into
next week.

And make it stick. Yes, ma’am.  (facing monitor)
Alexander Leroy “Sandy” Carter, second baseman and 2057 World Series MVP for the Yankees. He
retired his glove in '65 and spent the next several years as a Yankee scout and coach. The Red Sox hired him as a triple-A manager in '72.
Clarice directs full attention toward Queen Morgan.

He’s managing their big club now.

If this man is so valuable, why did Ira Desmorel let him go, and to none other than the Yankees’ most
ancient and hated of rivals? Or was the move Mr. Carter’s idea?
Video clip shows Sandy getting into a dugout brawl with a fellow YANKEE COACH. Clip rolls, showing more fights, including boardrooms and bars, during dialog.

His points are valid. He just doesn’t bother to curb his temper.

So it was with Accolon...(appreciative whistle) Even today Alexander Carter has a--how do you say it in this century? Nice abs?

CLARICE: (grins) Those, too.

QUEEN MORGAN:  But he is not available.

For the right price, Queen Morgan, anyone is.

QUEEN MORGAN:  Of course. That never changes.

Queen Morgan twitches her hand to don the sexy black dress. She touches a computer key to open a chat window, and she strikes a sultry pose. Connection opens to show Sandy in his Boston Red Sox office.

SANDY (V.O.): Carter. May I help--

QUEEN MORGAN:  Me? Why, yes, Mr. Carter. Indeed you may. In ever so many ways.


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