“Screwball” is a tale about Hayward Templeton, a psychiatry grad student at the University of Iowa. He grudgingly agrees to pitch in a co-ed baseball game, discovers online how to throw a screwball pitch … and excels at it. He wins the game but during post-game celebrations, he’s accidentally dropped on his head. In an L. Ron Hubbard twist, while unconscious, classmates around him discuss an upcoming quiz on mental health … and he soaks it all in. When Hayward comes to … he unfortunately begins living various illnesses … on his way to the major leagues as a screwball pitcher.
I wrote it originally as a screenplay and have just completed adapting it to novella form, coming in at about 120 pages.