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A loving father tries to teach his young son important life lessons by scaring the bejeezus out of him.

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Dad’s Famous Bedtime Stories
A loving father tries to teach his young son important life lessons by scaring the bejeezus out of him.

If habits form at an early age, then I’m sure many of you reading this can remember reading - or listening – to bedtime stories as a child.

GoldilocksAesop’s Fables, and ever more fabulous tales whisked us straight out of our beds; depositing us in mysterious lands where nothing ever seemed impossible, or out of reach.

For instance, animals had human features and feelings.

Often, it’s these very same feelings which gave the stories morals – and deep meaning that still resonates when one transitions from being the listener to the reader himself.

Still, being in the audience weaves a special magic all its own. That’s an aspect to this ritual of childhood of which young Nicky – protagonist of Dad’s Famous Bedtime Stories - is all too well aware.

You see, Nicky’s father tells him bedtime stories – throwing in gratuitous violence on the side. Nicky’s not thrilled with the Tarantino spin, but Dad insists - claiming it’s the most important part of the story for Nicky to know.

Princess gets her head chopped off? Shouldn’t play with sharp objects, Son.
The talking frog burned to death? At least he never played with matches again.

But Nicky’s not fond of blood and gore. So he forces Dad to read him The Hare and The Tortoise instead. Something that’s not scary at all!

But, Nicky’s dad has rewritten the script for this one too. And his version has a slightly different theme. OK – a major twist.

What’s that difference? Let’s just say it’s… hard hitting. An impactful, informative lesson for parents and children alike, Dad’s Famous Bedtime Stories is a witty and delightful short. Writer Dave Troop really knows how to tell (and tweak) a tale!

Review by Hamish Porter
Submitted: November 1, 2016
Last Updated: October 1, 2017

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The Writer: David Troop

Dave Troop began writing as soon as he could hold a No. 2 pencil. In 2012, he discovered the beauty and the challenge of the five page screenplay while writing short scripts for and Simplyscripts. Dave continues to write and review short scripts for Script Revolution and Shootin' The Shorts. He currently is working on a few features and a TV pilot, and plans to take Hollywood by storm. Well, not really storm. More like a light sprinkle. Dave was born on the mean streets of Reading, PA, but currently lives in the comatose town of Schuylkill Haven where he is a proud grandfather, a father of two, and a husband of one. Go to bio

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