Crabby by Ian J. Courter | Script Revolution

Crabby

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Necessity is not the mother of invention, desperation is.
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Desperate to save his small town, an Illinois mayor enlists two friends in a scheme to make it appear as if a Nessie-like creature inhabits the local lake in order to draw tourists and attention... and they name her "Crabby". The problem is, they are not the brightest and everything that can go wrong does as they swipe a large fish and dump it in the lake in the hopes it will cause people to think they see Crabby. The local police investigator, park rangers, and a biologist suddenly have to deal with crowds of tourists, fishermen hunting Crabby, neo-hippies out to save Crabby, a crypto-investigator looking to solve the mystery, and the news media out to get the scoop. The fate of a town hangs in the balance as general insanity competes with rational thought as they comically clash towards an ending where all are changed in some unexpected ways.

Submitted: March 19, 2019
Last Updated: March 19, 2019

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The Writer: Ian J. Courter

I have been a technical writer for nearly fifteen years and published two academic articles, but my true desire has been screenwriting. So far, I have written fifteen shorts and seven feature-length scripts. I draw inspiration from a wide range of sources to include: - Graduate degree in international relations and comparative government - Twenty years of military experience, including overseas combat tours - Extensive time spent in foreign countries with immersion in foreign cultures and language - Wide range of reading interests (classic science fiction, politics, science, economics, and governmental systems) - The depth and breadth of people I have known from around the world Go to bio

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