Imagine that the stories of the creatures of the night, the foul and the misunderstood, were not stories at all, that they have always walked, crawled, flown, and stalked amongst us, and always will.
Then imagine that these creatures were integrated into society. Imagine that they had rights under law – the right to vote; the right to a trial in a court of law; the right to become contestants on MKR – as long as they’re not cooking human; and the right to access proper healthcare.
Charlie, Evelyn and Lillith work at Boondock Alley. Hidden away at the end of an inner-city alleyway, this doctor’s surgery is only open at night due to its specialised clientele. In spite of the integration laws, it craves anonymity from the humans who are split in their views on its right to exist. Those that need to though, can find it easily – a blood red sign the unmistakeable beacon.
In this place of healing and of shelter, dedicated humans work tirelessly to treat the health issues of the Undead and Other-Wordly. Wrestling with medical dilemmas, conflicts both moral and legal, they extend empathy to the misunderstood and the mis-understandable. Every day they work to save lives- that may take lives – and to keep themselves alive amongst creatures who while recognised by law, remain different, distinctive, vibrant ….and dangerous.
Charlie loves his job. Enormously. Expert in the world of herbal medicine, he immerses himself in the challenge of exploring treatments for the rare, the weird, and the terrifyingly unique. The world of the undead and other worldly intrigues him and he works tirelessly for his patients alongside his mentor, Dr Evans.
Don’t be fooled by the maze of books, potions and the apparent chaos of his office! Charlie knows his field, and his patients. He is dedicated to his work and thrives on his research and practice. It’s his life.
Lillith is all about what’s right. She didn’t make the rules but she will uphold them. She has to. Working with the undead doesn’t leave room for exceptions. You waiver? You die. She’ll fight tenaciously for rights on both sides of the Reception Desk and favours neither human, nor undead.
From Lillith’s experience, there are good and bad on both sides of the line and value is less about your heartbeat status and more about contribution. She adores Charlie and his crazy ways and respects no-one more than Dr Evans. On the frontline, Lillith knows the risks and she’ll fight for fair. Always.
Evelyn is attractive, refined and elegant. She graduated magna cum laude from Aurora University and has been head-hunted to work in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the city. She was the first doctor at the scene and who operated on multiple victims after a major car crash in the downtown area.
Highly skilled, she is confident, assertive and appears to be as cold as ice. Is that what allows her to work so skilfully under pressure? Her ability and knowledge could be invaluable for the evolving field of undead medicine. She isn’t enthralled by her new appointment at Boondock Alley though and only she knows why.
A place where monsters have nestled in the dreams of men for as long as anyone can remember. – Evelyn
Episode 1: Boondock Alley
Charlie is late for work, again. His list of patients is too long, again, and that doesn’t include the walk-ins. Juggling the responsibilities of a manic surgery for the undead, Lillith’s radar is on high alert. Relief comes in the form an agency doctor, Evelyn Charteris. But why is she really here? And where is Dr Evans?
Episode 2: Eye Spy
Lillith, Charlie and Evelyn try to map out a strategy for a life and death patient situation. Bound by strict codes of practice they walk a thin line and emotions run high. They have to think fast to protect their patient and their continuing right to practice at Boondock Alley Surgery. Will they succeed? And will that zombie EVER tire of reading that magazine?