Grudge is the title of my latest project. It centres on the abuse of women from the mid 1900s right up into the present day. In fact, if you hold on a second, I think I have a summary/blip here somewhere... Mark Sheridan is used to seeing the women in his life become defeated through abuse and neglect. He learnt resent and hatred as he watched his father mentally and physically torture his mother and sister for years. A brutal incident eventually leaves him incapable of connecting emotionally with any woman. Only when a face from his past turns to him for help does he inadvertently discover love. But it comes at a heavy price and there are those close to him who expect nothing besides loyalty from their women, mistreated or not. As the heat rises against Mark, he must decide who and what he cares about most - and what he is willing to lose. Basically, its follows Mark over a period of fifty odd years, spanning from a childhood witnessing his mother and sister be beaten and mistreated by his father. He believes he has escaped when he moves away from home, but actually ends up moving in with a friend who is abusive toward his girlfriend. Years skip ahead to Mark as an adult, struggling to support a mother who is, for some reason, under the impression that her deceased husband was a saint. At this point, the abused girlfriend comes back into his life and they fall in love. The problem is that she's still with the same man, Mark's best friend of years before, who is now a prominent and feared face in the London underworld. Mark then faces a battle of whether to stand up to the issue of abuse against women, which has affected him all his life, but this means standing up to a dangerous and sociopathic gangster. It won't just be full of senselss violence, although this will feature in the story, because I want to focus as much on the issue of gender abuse, the pain of the Sheridan family induced because of it and the whole girlfriend-best friend situation. But is it packed with too many themes?