Debt Collector by John Hunter | Script Revolution

Debt Collector

A mob bookie gives a degenerate gambler a gentle reminder to pay his debts in a timely fashion.



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My conversations with a NYC grifter named Bobby.

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.

Debt Collector also exists as a short story written in not-so-wordy prose in Aisle Seat, a collection of my slightly dark and quirky short stories.

Submitted: December 15, 2020
Last Updated: September 6, 2022

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The Writer: John Hunter

My childhood was spent in the coastal low country of South Georgia. In this semi-rural version of Camelot, the truth was often 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, I served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Latin America and later worked in construction management, big ticket sales, commercial graphics, and as a packaging design consultant. I now live under the shade of a large oak tree in Central Florida and enjoy telling a wide variety of slightly dark and quirky stories with a dash of humor. My dystopian horror... Go to bio

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