Her big break on the runway. The man of her hot sweaty dreams at an after-party. A dress to make men cray-cray. A paparazzi moment on the subway home. All of it, totally pissed on by four Latin King assholes.
Before she escapes the gangbangers, she leaves them scars to remember her by. But they don’t give up. They want her even more. They chase her through Harlem until they trap her on the roof of her building. They battle under the light of the neon Statue Of Liberty Jesus.
The anger caused by their sadistic abuse drives her into a rage which ignites a re-sequencing of dormant DNA which imbues her with the awesome power of a Zulu Berzerker. As if she didn't already have enough anger issues.
Joél – The Cacique Trax – The Addict Lava – The Sadist Bogo – The Blimp
THE DRESS – THE BREAK
Turq gets her big break because her friend Jett has her try on hot dress she’s just designed. The dress wows the shit out of fashion icon Lolly Po — on the day the fashion house loses a top model. Turq wears the sexy gown that night during New York Fashion Week show. And at an after party. And unfortunately on the subway ride home.
THE HOTTEST HUNK IN PRIME TIME
After her success at the Fashion Show, Turq crashes a celebrity after-party where she meets Danteen, a mega tv star.
They are instantly attracted on the swollen blood vessel level. On the dance floor, they start what Turq thinks could be a dream romance, but Epic Fail! The arrogant star moves too fast in the VIP,
trying to get into her pants before they've finished the first drink. Turq cools him down with a martini shower. Leaves him astounded. She leaves, wondering if she shouldn’t have been a little less precipitous.
On her subway ride home, the skin revealed by her outrageous dress attracts the attention of the Latin Kings. It’s game on, as the pervs move on her. Not a smart move on their part. She puts a lollypop stick through Lava’s cheek. A stiletto heel through Bogo’s shoe. And tosses in a kick that shatters Trax kneecap. But worst of all she damages Joél’s pride as the leader of the Kings. A dis that can not be forgotten or forgiven.
IN DEVLOPMENT AS
A GRAPHIC NOVEL
UNDER THE LIGHT OF
STATUE OF LIBERTY JESUS
The Kings chase Turq from the subway through Harlem to the roof of her building, which seems the size of a doll house under the humongous neon sculpture of Statue Of Liberty Jesus.
The Kings trap her on the water tower. There is no way out, but she
doesn't give up. She gets mad.
THE WAR CRY
“Haarrareee” is the Zulu War Cry that is
embedded deep in Turq’s DNA. When the
“shriek of insanity” is delivered with intensity, it triggers dormant DNA that transforms her into a
Zulu Berserker with almost super powers.
“Spontaneous flushing” turns her face and upper torso sunset red. The reds and purples are splotchy in the form of vertical tiger stripes that make her look like she's on fire.
TURQ’S BESTIE AND RELUCTANT SIDEKICK
Jett is a Japanese-American fashion design student at FIT, an intern at the House Of Lolly Po, as well as a member of the Notorious Girl Gang, The Thumpers.
Jett’s wild dress design gives Turq her big break as a model. She designs Turq's disguises and her super-hero outfit. And when Turq is in trouble, Jett has her back.
Ebony, 12 is a sweet kid. A joy to be around. She loves to have fun. Thinks uptown life is the best, on the cutting edge of music and style. Growing up fast, she doesn't realize she is coming under the eye of her nasty-ass druggie brother. But Turq notices and is waiting for an opportunity to deal with the problem.
Zircon, 18 is a total shit. He's a member of Club Mystics, the neighborhood gangbangers. He rules the apartment like an Old Testament God. As part of Zircon's initiation, the Sadistic Mystics video taped themselves raping Turq. Soon she will have her revenge, a brutal revenge they truly deserve.
The rage of an NYU student ignites dormant DNA
imbueing her with the awesome power of a ZULU BERZERKER.
But it won't be enough to survive the killing grounds of
GLOBAL GANG WAR I
The Best Day Of Turq's Life
Turned Upside Down
6'1'' 20 year old junior at NYU.
Part time catalog model until discovered by House of Lolly Po.
Former High School athlete. Multiple sports. Great skills.
Has serious anger issues, or more accurately maniacal, destructive, sometimes lethal anger issues.
She always has man problems. HS BF dissed her, so she beat the shit out of him in the Men’s Room. After it went viral, she didn’t get asked out so much.
Now, Turq could kill with magazine. A thumb drive. Or a pile of napkins. And that was even before she was trained up, and made the 007 of the Department of Threat Extinction.
EVERYTHING CHANGED AFTER THAT NIGHT
Turquoise had never listed Assassin as her dream job.
She thought she’d be Tamron Hall or Christian Amanpoure.
She'd never thought "Stay Alive" and“Kill Jaguar Joe” would top her ToDo list, just before “Start Term Paper” and “Buy Bananas”.
Fate or something like it, had made her an assassin in A.N.T.I.D.O.T.E.. Wasn't the private anti-terrorist, anti-crime association... weren't they the really good, good guys? So if she killed bad guys for good guys, that made her a good guy, right?
Then why didn't it feel like it?
IT’S WHY THEY CALL THEM GANGBANGERS
Turquoise lives in a Harlem walkup with her
working mother, Nefertiti, little sister Ebony, and
asshole brother Zircon.
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