The Unfinished

ABOUT Patrice Williams Marks

Patrice Williams Marks
I've been a writer since age 6 when I pinned the wildly successful (in my own mind) THE DAY SNOOPY GOT MARRIED. After that I was off to the races! I've written over 10 screenplays; some of which have been optioned. Hoping one will make it to the big screen some day. After reading short sto More...


In a future where the Unfinished (murdered) are brought back to life for only 72 hours to testify against their killers before being "put down" for eternity... an Unfinished is resurrected to what he believes is his one chance to point the finger at his accused killer.

He remembers the final details of his life; his boring job as a mattress salesman, the Dame he had high hopes for and the Mug who took his life.

Once brought back from the dead and taken to court, this Unfinished could never have imagined what was awaiting him.

Set in a world that is our future, giving homage to 1940's detective noir stories, "The Unfinished" serves up a twist ending that will leave you wanting to follow his story to the end.


I'm a screenwriter and came across the website ; a great website created by a well-known Hollywood screenwriter who encourages short fiction writing. I wrote this short story for the website, not intending to go any further. However, the readers of the story have asked me to continue the story as they want to follow the character further. So I have! I'll be releasing the sequel April 2013. The follow up will be a novel, not a short story. Have also created a trailer for the series.

"I really liked this story from screenwriter Patrice Williams. "The Unfinished" centers on a man brought back from the dead for 72 hours in order to identify his killer. It's written in a real conversational style, and builds up to a fun, surprising conclusion. I've already said too much."

Derek Haas, writer of films 3:10 to Yuma, Wanted, 2 Fast 2 Furious