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For the last five years, I've bombarded in-boxes with emails pertaining to issues dealing with our military, veterans, politics, patriotism, and every now and then, some jokes.  Before I bought my first personal computer, I  kept busy with a therapeutic hobby of writing stories and movie scripts.  I had no formal training, but I received help from some friends and a number of how-to books.  As you can probably guess, a number of my hobby-writings have dealt with my Vietnam War experiences of living in a peasant-farming village.  I even wrote a New York City detective story dealing with drug gangs and computers.
     But believe it or not, my favorite two stories that I wrote were movie scripts dealing with children and ghosts.  I'm currently in the process of getting them on the internet.  (One of my daughters is typing them using a script writing package.  I didn't want to scan 120 pages per script from the original typing and then have to move them to the internet.  I don't have the patience or the internet space.)
 
The scripts need work, but I think many of you will find the stories interesting.  I have placed the first act of CARRIE'S TREASURE at the below link.  The first act sets up the story.   (The scripts are copyrighted.)
 
CARRIE’S  TREASURE   - Against her computer whiz and nerdy, 13 year old brother’s wishes, a 11 year old Tomboy tries to bring their divorced parents back together.   When their mother moves them into a handyman special and haunted Victorian house in Virginia, Carrie finds friends in two ghost brothers who vow to help her.   The twist is the two brothers do not get along with each other, since one served for the North and the other the South during the Civil War.  They are stuck on the earth until they learn to get along.
 
  Over the next couple of weeks, my daughter will correct her typo errors and finish the remainder of the script on the internet.  Once CARRIE'S TREASURE is done, she will start on typing, THE  SPIRIT  LIVES  ON. 
 

THE SPIRIT LIVES ON  - In the hilly farm land of Northwest New Jersey, sixty miles commuting distance from New York City, lies the historical, small town of Sussex-boro.  Lying on the town’s outskirts, the Decker Farm, in continuous operation under the same family since 1732, is the ideal site of a local, ruthless and determined businessman for two hundred townhouses.  The farm is also where small groups of Indian families from the Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) tribe had lived and farmed for hundreds of years prior to the first settlers.

        Faced with the fact that for the first time in centuries a corn crop would not be harvested, the frail, arthritis plagued, 76 year old, Carl Decker has limited options.  With the help of a mysterious, legendary wolf  (Totem of the Lenni-Lenape Indians), and three 14 year olds, the crop is planted, which makes the ruthless businessman even more determined to take over the old farm. 

 
       Jack Cunningham   http://www.CapVeterans.com
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