The Creaking Floorboard by Steve Garry | Script Revolution

The Creaking Floorboard

A young brother and sister try to out-scare one another with bedtime fables, to prove who is the more irresponsible of the two.

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If the floorboard outside your room creaks after midnight, it may be the monster from the wardrobe down the hall, as it waits to take away any kids who deny their sleep!

And if that isn’t scary enough: How about a neighbor’s tree house, or a fanciful wish at a campfire, or a popular eatery at the mall.

Those don’t sound very scary.

But wait: Just why does old Mrs. McGillicuddy have a tree house? And what does hot breath have to do with a runny nose? And what exactly do they serve at this eatery?

Because as two irresponsible kids try to spook each other with nightmarish allegories, a malevolent force may be watching, listening and judging from just outside their bedroom door.

It’s time to grow up, kids. Or time to become the menu!

This is a fable that parents will love, too. Instead of being about the punishment of two kids who've done wrong, the parents help the kids to accept responsibility for their actions.

And yes, the screenplay is short, at 60-pages, but it is a fulsome story for the family! I look forward to sending it for your review!

Producers: Please contact the author for the full PDFs, or preview at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01BT5RPV6

Submitted: February 21, 2017
Last Updated: December 23, 2020

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The Writer: Steve Garry

I wrote my first screenplay in 2008, at the age of 52. It was a surprise, yet predicable too, for composition was my favorite subject in my earliest years of elementary school. But somewhere between the ages of 10 and 52, I must have felt that writing wasn't a serious or possibly an attainable career. My writing methodology is unique because I use many of the same skills I used for decades as a software programmer. The stories must be both "logical" and "bug free". Oh, and hopefully, thought-provoking, entertaining, suspenseful, or humorous, often in the same script, with captivating characters and story lines, especially given the complex themes I often take on in my work. From satire to... Go to bio

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