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Ted Bunch

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Ted Bunch
Golden Valley, United States

What shaped my life as a writer?

I'm a Vietnam era veteran. When I left the military after 8 years, I wanted little to do with authority, or anyone telling me what to do. But after a few years of associating with an outlaw motorcycle club, I realized I still had people telling me what to do. I've been a bar manager and bouncer in a rowdy bar.

When I write about getting stabbed, or hit over the head with a baseball bat or pool cue, or being in a gun fight, knife fight or bar room brawl, I'm speaking from experience. I know what it's like to have a friend stitch up my knife wounds because a hospital visit would be reported to police. I lived my early life on the razor's edge. I have the scars to prove it.

One day I woke up and realized I needed to get out of that life. It could have been the gray Bell helicopter hovering 100 ft off the ground, video taping me while I was moving that tipped me off. The Feds don't spend the money to send out a helicopter because of overdue parking tickets.

So I moved far away and rejoined the mainstream of society holding a variety of jobs in different locations until I retired. I still ride. But now I ride by myself for the pure joy of riding. Most of my friends from the old days are dead or serving life in prison. Somehow, by the grace of god, I got through all that without going to prison or getting killed.

If I had it to do over again I would have done some things differently, but the best experiences I wouldn't trade for anything. Flash forward to today, I have a good supportive woman at my side, a good dog, a good bike and I write. I don't care about money as long as I have a roof over my head.

If you were to drop by my house you would see that I live a simple life. You might catch me working on a leather knife sheath or leather holster or throwing knives at my knife target. Or you might find me walking with my dog or enjoying a cup of coffee on the back porch watching the rain. Or you might catch me writing.

I write for my own enjoyment and for my wife who loves my stories. I can't think of anything more rewarding than to watch my wife's face as she reads one of my screenplays. To watch her laugh, cry, or get angry or smile. To know that my story engaged her enough to pull those emotions out of her. That's priceless.

Some day I hope to get published. Not to get rich. Not to get famous. But to share my stories with others. And if I can make someone else laugh, or smile, or cry, then that too is priceless.

I know you're not to contact anyone on here unsolicited so I hereby give permission to anyone on here to email me if you want to chat. I would love to hear from other writers as long as it's not a critique...or soliciting services.

I have written some 20 screenplays besides the one I posted. But those need to be put into the proper format. I might be open to a collaboration on one of those. All of you on this site have my admiration and respect. You can reach me at gawdzilla@aol.com

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Scripts By Ted

The Cursed Treasure of Plazuela
When Jack sets off in search of lost treasure, the last thing he expects is to fall in love with a beautiful half Indian girl, or to lose her to a gang of cutthroats.
Feature Adventure, Romance, Western For sale 118pp
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