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Not Long For This World

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Story from Peek-A-Boo by David Smith
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A freak accident makes everyone tiny except one boy who declares himself king and has fun with his subjects
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This is ONE short story from a TV concept series I wrote based on my collection (Peek-A-Boo) The concept is a sketch show using short ghost / horror stories of various types & lengths from 5 minutes up to feature length. I have 6 x 1 hour's worth of material and can draw on about 150 more stories from my collections.

Not Long For This World;

A 14 year old has a part time job as a 'lab rat' for a mad professor who thinks the world's consumables problems will be solved if everyone was smaller. He sticks the kid in a radiation proof box. In a massive cock-up of polarities, instead of bombarding the kid with radiation he bombards everybody else in the world. The result is everyone shrinks to 20% of their original size. The kid is the only survivor. He can save the world by reversing the polarity but chooses not to. Instead he declares himself king and starts to have fun with all those he didn't like before they shrunk, in particular his woodwork teacher that gave him a bad mark for his homework. He makes him dance on a hot griddle plate for fun.

Submitted: May 3, 2017
Last Updated: May 3, 2017
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The Writer: David Smith

I'm a pro writer that switched from writing novels to screenplays last year. I've written ten novels and since switching I've written a feature movie script, s set of TV thriller pilots based on my books, a near future sci-fi thriller series, two sitcom series and a sitcom pilot, and developed a TV concept called Peek-A-Boo. This is a sketch based TV programme using an eclectic mix of ghost & horror short stories. My 9Novels only) website is www.davidsmithbooks.co.uk... Go to bio

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