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A Boy's Fear

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A boy faces a most personal fear.
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This is a one pager designed to toy with the audience. It's very difficult to shoot, because it must be handled precisely. Many have tried, so I willingly give this to anyone brave enough to go for it.

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A Boy’s Fear
A young boy has no choice but to face his deepest fear

The room is desolate, dank, and dark.  A small boy sits alert on a concrete bench nailed to the floor.  He is cold, alone and seemingly trapped.   From where he huddles, he can hear other children’s screams. 

The young child is Billy, the protagonist of Chris Keaton’s one-page script, A Boy’s Fear.  Billy’s not imagining things.  What he fears is very real, awaiting him outside.

Billy shivers. His eyes dart around nervously. He hugs his knees and watches the wooden door with dread.

When he hears the footsteps approach, Billy knows that they’re coming for him.  He has no choice, but to face his fears and…

A Boy’s Fear masterfully distills the suspense and fright that might fill a feature-length film into a one-page thriller.  Short and sweet, audiences will love how quickly Billy will get their hearts pounding!

About the reviewer:  Julia Cottle is a cultural anthropologist living in Chicago. She has worked for years as a university instructor and researcher for organizations committed to social justice. She always has loved to write, but only recently has discovered the joy of film and stage writing.  She may be reached at: Cottle54321“AT”Gmail.

About the writer:   Chris Keaton is an Air Force veteran living with his family in sunny Arizona. He began his writing career as a screenwriter, but decided that he'd like people to actually read his stories, so is expanding into prose. You can see some of his projects on his website, (www.Chris-Keaton.com).

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The Writer: Chris Keaton

Chris Keaton, like many deranged people, writes screenplays and actually believes he's pretty good at it. His delusion has brought him to write at least a dozen feature films and numerous short scripts of questionable quality. Several directors have been enabling Chris Keaton's mental illness by actually producing his  screenplays traumatizing unwitting audiences around the globe. And to make things worse he's now writing novels and short stories. When will this reign of terror end? If you feel compelled to peek into the world of a madman, you can check out his IMDB page and website at the links below. Go to bio

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