Mystery at Lake Moluska by Clayton Emery | Script Revolution

Mystery at Lake Moluska

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Original story by Clayton Emery
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She's "horse happy", he's a "swamp rat". But they team up to find stolen antiques and save their camp.
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Melissa is the new "Equestrian Counselor" at a girls' camp in Maine. She's from Kentucky, overwhelmed, and homesick, but she knows how to handle horses - and boys. Ben is the camp handyman who teases her "hillbilly" accent - and gets punched regularly. When Melissa stumbles over a clue, the police have questions. Antiques are being looted from lake houses. The reward is substantial. Teaming with Ben, they root through a junkyard after clues and are nearly savaged by a junkyard dog. Worse, the camp director is suspected, the camp might close, and both be out of a job! On a break, daring each other, Melissa trudges through a swamp and Ben falls off a horse. Their suspects are angry lawn sprayers, a dotty old bird watcher, and a snarky insurance agent. Melissa spots the last clue: the antiques are stolen in a tricked-out lawn spray truck. But Ben goes missing just as the bad guys light a forest fire around the camp! Melissa helps evacuate and races after Ben's kidnappers with a trusty snapping turtle as a weapon. Surprises abound as the culprits are exposed, Ben and Melissa claim the reward, and finally kiss!

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The Writer: Clayton Emery

Professional writer and technical writer for 30 years.  Wrote 20+ Dungeons & Dragons novels, Robin Hood retelling, and numerous mystery shorts that appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Martin Greenberg anthologiies, Mammoth collections, and elsewhere.  Technical writer for software, industry, nuclear, and federal government including the FAA and DHS.  One screenwriting credit, "The Republic", filmed with Sean Young and Marc Singer, but never finished.  See my Wikipedia, Amazon, or IMDB pages. Go to bio

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