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 find the Get Sleepy channel on YouTube, which is getting about a thousand new subscribers every day or two. 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 Mountain – 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.
The Sleepy Tale of Old Mother Frost – A retelling of the fairytale “Mother Holle” – the story of a very sweet girl named Hanna who finds herself, unexpectedly, in a strange land. Still, she offers her help wherever it is needed. And eventually she finds out how completing even the most mundane tasks can make the world a lot more magical
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.
The Brave Women of the Lighthouses – returning to our series of adventures with Emma, who is researching lighthouses on the coast of Maine. This time, she’ll recall stories of the heroic roles played by female light keepers.
A Springtime Stroll in Old Town Alexandria – take a walk among the cherry blossoms in the charming, historical neighborhood of Old Town Alexandria near Washington D.C.
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.
A Cozy Snow Day in 1982 – Return to the same neighborhood you were in for Brian’s summer day and enjoy a good old-fashioned snow day with Heather and her friends.
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.
A Relaxing Day at the Flea Market – Join two friends as they spend search for treasures on a beautiful spring day.
If you prefer to check my stories out on YouTube, you can find a few there, as well!
Flowers that Bloom by Moonlight
Dreams of the Portland Head Light
Tales of the Rockland Breakwater Light
Legends of the Owls Head Light
Beauty and the Beast – Part I and Part 2 and Part 3
Holidays at the Country Antiques Market
Brave Women of the Lighthouses
The Sleepy Tale of Old Mother Frost
A Springtime Stroll in Old Town Alexandria