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Bedtime Stories for Insomniacs

Since January of 2022, I’ve been working as a freelance script writer for The Slumber Group. I currently have over 30 stories that are in various stages of production. Some of them air on the Get Sleepy free podcast, whereas others are only available to premium Get Sleepy subscribers or people who have the Slumber app.

What Kind of Story is This?

Similar to a meditation or soothing music, it’s a bedtime story that is custom made to lull you to sleep. The idea is to immerse you in relaxation and help you turn your brain off so that you can rest. There are many different types of sleepy stories for grownups, ranging from travel visualizations to fairytales. In every case, extra care is taken to steer clear of any story element that might keep you awake. These stories are all read by professional voiceover actors.

Where Can I Try One?

If you’d like to check out my stories, here are links to the ones that are currently freely available! You can access them by adding Get Sleepy to any podcast app OR you can listen to them in a browser at the Get Sleepy site OR you can find the new Get Sleepy channel on YouTube. Here are some links!

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Reinvented Fairytales and Folktales

The Sleeping Castle – A retelling of the classic Grimm Brothers fairytale, “The Queen Bee.”

The Nightingale’s Song – A retelling of the classic Hans Christian Andersen fairytale, “The Nightingale.”

How the Night Came to Be – A woman longs for the peacefulness of the sea in this sleepy retelling of a classic Brazilian folktale

Flowers that Bloom by Moonlight – Rowan seeks the pollen of night-blooming flowers to help the king in this sleepy retelling of the classic fairy tale, “The White Slipper.”

The Enchantment of the Swans – In this retelling of Grimm Brothers tale “The Six Swans,” a kind princess commits to a long and challenging task to save her brothers from a most inconvenient enchantment. In the process, she learns the benefits of patience and determination.

Beauty and the Beast – Part I – This classic tale has been completely reimagined to retain all the atmosphere, with a fresh take on the original story. Part 2 and Part 3

Gretel’s Sweet Dream – The fairytale “Hansel and Gretel” is updated here with a much happier ending.

The Glass Castle – Based loosely on the Polish fairytale, a plucky village lad goes on a quest to rescue a princess from the top of a glassy mountain of ice.

Travel Visualizations

Restful Days By the Sea – Jennie and Kris as they escape for a day to a cozy hotel in a historic beach town. There, the only item on the agenda is to unwind. 

Dreams of the Portland Head Light – Join Emma as she begins her relaxing journey to visit some of America’s fascinating historic lighthouses. This is the first in a series! Stay tuned for more in the coming months.

Tales of the Rockland Breakwater Light – Emma is back! This time she continues her journey along the coast of Maine, paying a visit to the historic Rockland Breakwater Lighthouse and walking its mile-long granite breakwater.

Legends of the Owls Head Light – Emma settles in for some fireside tales of one historic lighthouse’s former occupants on a dark and stormy autumn evening.

Visions of the Cape Neddick Light – Emma finishes off her year of lighthouse visits with a stop at “Nubble Light”, where she relaxes at a cliffside luxury hotel before seeing the lighthouse decked out for the holiday.

Nostalgic Pastimes

The Country Antiques Market – Wander through rooms filled with antique furniture and other fascinating items during a visit to a rural shop.

A Lazy Day in 1982 – Enjoy the sense of freedom and fun that long, childhood summers used to bring. We’ll follow Brian and his friends around their neighborhood as they enjoy their vacation back in 1982.

Relax at the Renaissance Fair – Huzzah! Spend a peaceful day exploring the market stalls, entertainment, and enchanted forest at the Renaissance Fair.

Tabitha’s Night Out – A curious cat takes an evening stroll through her neighborhood on Halloween while the local children are out trick-or-treating.

A Cozy Friendsgiving – Four apartment-dwelling friends get together to contribute their own family favorites to a friendly Thanksgiving meal.

A Holiday on Main Street – Katy spends a holiday evening taking in the festivities on Main Street in her historic town.

Holidays at the Country Antiques Market – Return to the Country Antiques Market for a festive evening of holiday shopping and delicious treats.

If you prefer to check my stories out on YouTube, you can find a few there, as well!

The Sleeping Castle

The Nightingale’s Song

How the Night Came to Be

The Country Antiques Market

Flowers that Bloom by Moonlight

The Enchantment of the Swans

A Lazy Day in 1982

Restful Days By the Sea

Dreams of the Portland Head Light

Tales of the Rockland Breakwater Light

Legends of the Owls Head Light

Tabitha’s Night Out

A Cozy Friendsgiving

Beauty and the Beast – Part I and Part 2 and Part 3

Gretel’s Sweet Dream

Holiday on Main Street

Holidays at the Country Antiques Market

Visions of Cape Neddick Light

The Glass Mountain