A short horror story full of tension and ....horror for the BOGIES AND GHOULIES short season - Season three......by Sarah Golding
I wrote this to scare the most....hardy and brave of horror loving souls to listen to. For the over tens - and parents/guardians/carers...do listen first - it might be...too...scary MWAHAHAHAHAAA
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SFX ILL WIND
MUSIC - BOGEYS AND GHOUILIES theme
BOGEYS AND GHOUILIES SEASON 3 - HIDE
THSI STORY CONTAINS TENSION, PERIL AND THREAT OF DEATH AND SCARY, SCARY...GROWLING
This story is only for children aged ten and up who are NOTY EASILY SCARED.
Or parents, guardians, carers, feel free to listen to your kids -
((based on the two sentence horror stories 'Daddy there’s a boy under my bed'.))
TOM...... 8 year old boy.....scared to go to sleep
TOM2.... 8 year old boy.....scared to go to sleep
MUM...... Warm but put-upon mum who just wants some peace of an evening.
A family home. At night. Bedtime.
SFX NIGHT TIME AMBIENCE, PERHAPS A GENTLE EERIE WIND ETC.
HEARTBEAT UNDER THE DIALOGUE GENTLY THROBS
Mummy! I. I need you. Mummy!
MUM(In hallway putting towels in airing cupboard)
Oh come on now Tom, it’s time to go to sleep. I need you to just shut your eyes and go to bed. It’s sleepy time....
But but mummy, there’s a....there's a.....
Did you have your milk?
Look I’ll leave the door open and the light will be on in the hall, ok?
. I’ve got some work I need to to do, and I need to get on. So. Shut your eyes and go to sleep! It’s nearly 9 o’clock.
BUT mummy. I keep hearing things.
Hearing things? Oh Tommy. Tommy Tom, Tom. What things?
(Under breath) Oh for goodness s- (Tired, annoyed) What Tom? Breathing? It’ll just be the wind....
No mummy. There’s someone ....really breathing in my room.
Oh ....come on, snuggle down now right?...It’s probably the central heating or....the cat may have got in or...
No. Mummy. It’s not the cat.
SFX NIGHT TIME HOWL FROM FAR AWAY
He said.... Something ...too.
SFX DOOR CREAK
MUM. (Entering room)
Who? He? He who?
I don’t know but he said....’(growls it) GOOOOO. You need to goooo now Tommy’. Just like that.
Well that sounds creepy. You do have a wonderful imagination Tommy.
SFX SGE TUCKS HIM IN
Mum. It’s not my imagination. Please. Don’t think I’m being crazy mummy.....but. But I do very much think that there’s a monster in here. A scary one. And I’m too scared to sleep.
Oh don’t be so silly. Look. (Goes to open these as she mentions them) Nothing in your cupboards?
SFX DOOR OPEN
Nope. Nothing behind the curtains.
SFX CURTAINS MOVED
In the toy Box.
SFX LID REMOVED, REPLACED
There’s...nowhere else for a monster to hide. See? It’s safe. You’re fine. Now go...to sleep!
What about under the bed hmm? Under the bed mummy. There’s room, right?
Oh I don’t have time for th-
Please mummy. Just. Just look. Under the bed. For me. I’m scared.
Oh Tom you are silly but ok. If it makes you feel better I’ll... (Effort of getting down to look under the bed noise) (shocked sound)
Can you see anything mummy? Can you...?
TOM2 (Unnerving, slower voice)
Can you see anything mummy? Can you...?
(Whispers, scared) Hello mummy. hELLO muMmy. Hello...
Tom? But ...you’re...in....you’re...you...are...(breathes a little heavier...unevenly, scared and confused)....
(TOM2 GROWL BREATHES UNDER THE REST )
Mummy I’m scared. There’s a...there’s somebody who looks like me and is dressed like me and breathes like me in my bed. He drunk my milk And he won’t stop growling.....
TOM and TOM 2
GROWLING...hey mummy....don’t look at him....he might get you if you look at him mummy. I won’t get you mummy. I’m...I'm not a monster. Tom on/under the bed needs to gooo.
But how do I know which...? How can I be sure-......which Tom is...Tom? My Tom?
TOM (in nice. ‘Normal’ voice)
I am mummy. Help me mummy I’m scared.
No. I am mummy. Help me. I’m so scared.
He...he bit my hand.
Oh g- Tom?! Tom! He bit you? You...you....come out from under the bed ...and ...and get behind me.
SFX TOM 2 STARTS TO BOUNCE ON THE BED
Mummy....are you scared?
TOM 2 (SCARY DEEP VOICE)
Mummy....are you scared? Mummy....are you scared?Mummy....are you scared?
Tom...come on out from under there...we need to...to get out of here...C'mon, Tom....
TOM (growling it, standing on the bed now)
Tommy under the bed....Mummy....You need to gooo now.....
Oh! What....What... big teeth you’ve got, Tom...
Oh mummy...All the better to eat you with!( LAUGHS)
SFX BOUNCES ON BED
I'll give you a chance - one chance to hide.
RUN TOM! RUN!!
Im coming, ready or no-hoooot!
SFX SCREAMS, JUMPS OFF BED, FEET SKITTER ON THE FLOOR
Aaaaa...Hide! Hide! Ahhhhhh
Mummyyyyyyyyy!? Mummyyy?? Mummmyyyyy.....
SFX DOOR SLAMS
You have been listening to ...Hide.
All voices, music, production and original script inspired by the two sentence horror stories by Sarah Golding.
Copyright Sarah Golding 2021.
Sound effects are all creative commons from freesound.org. Find more Quirky works on email@example.com. If you want to write your own version of this story, or draw a picture of the characters - monster and boy and their mum, feel free to send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'd love to hear from you!