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About John Hunter
As a child in the coastal low country of South Georgia, I often heard the truth being stretched and embellished as an innocent pastime by people who spoke Ebonics, Geechee and Cracker. So, as you can clearly see, my storytelling is not entirely my fault. I was raised wrong.
After graduation from college, a curious nature has led me down many paths: former Peace Corps volunteer, big ticket sales, commercial graphics, and packaging design consultant to name a few. More recently, I’m an award winning and produced scriptwriter who enjoys telling a wide variety of slightly dark and quirky stories with a dash of humor.
My dystopian horror Baby Soup won the 2013 Florida Independent Filmmakers Contest and five of my short scripts have been produced. In July 2020, I declined an offer from mainland China for my mid-budget creature feature Snow Worms.
Some of my work has been turned into quick-and-easy to read entertainment. These short story and novella length ebooks are available online. As a FREE sample see Zentangles - A short cautionary urban tale about an obsessive young woman who gets absorbed in her artwork.
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“Unable to make babies the old fashion way, people from the distant future travel back in time to find the right stuff.”
As we all suspected, the future is indeed both bleak and barren. In an attempt to help rectify this situation, two clones named Ben and Jerry are sent back in time to find the right stuff. This is a short script written in scriptwriting format, not in prose. Breeding Material is quick and easy read, so make yourself some popcorn, sit back and enjoy this tongue-in-cheek trip through space and time. © 2016 with all rights reserved.
“Two unknown and aspiring writers become famous overnight.”
In the not too distant future (maybe as early as next week?), a mysterious virus from outer space causes a mass extinction of all the writers in the world except two. This event shakes the very foundations of both Holly and Bolly Wood. Wannabe writers sitting in Starbucks around the world can no longer be heard mumbling to themselves, "What do I have to do to get a break?" In this darkish SHORT SCRIPT written in scriptwriting format, not prose, an unlikely scenario is offered in which two aspiring nobodies achieve overnight success completely unrelated to their questionable talents. If you like, think of this as an in-home movie experience where you make your own popcorn. © 2019 with all rights reserved.
“A mob bookie gives a degenerate gambler a gentle reminder to pay his debts in a timely fashion.”
A New York City mafioso named Bobby, a self-proclaimed member of the Genovese crime family, told me many wonderful stories. His stories may or may not have been true, but as we all know, you take your entertainment where you can find it, right? When I asked him what was the hardest part of his job, he told me getting deadbeat gamblers to pay their debts. Ever helpful, I mentioned something my Cracker grandmother had told me as a child, "Pigs will eat anything except grapefruit rinds and silverware.” My grandmother’s wisdom is the inspiration for this short script written in scriptwriting format, not in prose. If you like, think of this as an in-home movie experience where you make your own popcorn.
While visiting their grandmother, a 9 year old boy and his 11 year old sister discover what appears to be a shed in her garden. When the children mention what they have found to their grandmother, she tells them a garden shed had always been their late grandfather's fondest dream. She hastens to add how unfortunate it was that one was never built. For now, it seems only the children and a dog named Jack are able to see the shed in the garden. But in time, their grandmother will be able to see it too. Written in scriptwriting format, not in prose. If you like, think of this as an in-home movie experience where you make your own popcorn. © 2021
Contains a modest sprinkling of graphic elements to enhance the reading experience. Written by an award winning and produced scriptwriter.
The contract killer in this short story does not have chiseled good looks, an expensive sports car or a beautiful young woman hanging on his arm. After many years of faithful service, the aging hitman in this story just wants to live out the rest of his life in peace and quiet with his only friend, a cat named Buddy. Unfortunately, what we hope for is rarely what happens. This story comes from a collection of thirteen slightly dark and quirky short stories entitled Aisle Seat which is available here on Amazon.
For the right price, physical perfection and beauty are indeed within our grasp. In this dark cautionary tale of unchecked vanity, a young woman's quest for self improvement goes horribly wrong.