Bedside Manner Synopsis
It’s easy to tell yourself there’s no such thing as ghosts, at least until you meet one face-to-face. Then it becomes a matter of convincing yourself that you are not seeing what you think you are seeing. If you happen to be Jake, a barely school-age child who awakens one night to find an elongated abomination in female form floating by his bedside, there is no amount of daylight or parental soothing that can convince you that ghosts are not real.
The apparition arrives at a crucial time in Jake’s family life. He’s beginning to notice that his mommy and his daddy aren’t getting along the way they once did. Daddy seems particularly stressed about his job at the hospital. In turn, that stress seems to be making him tired and nearly always irritable.
Finally, his new visitor, the start of the school year, and the tension between his parents start to take their toll. Consequently, he decides to search for a way to rid himself of at least one of his triad of problems. His schooling is required by law. His parents don’t seem to be interested in continuing to get along. That leaves Jake with only one option. Can he determine what the ghost wants and send her on her way back to the realm of the dead?
BEDSIDE MANNER is a short tale of dark comic horror from the mind of Isaac Thorne, a nice man who simply wants to provide you with a few fun frights. Throughout history, ghosts have haunted the imaginations of young children. BEDSIDE MANNER documents one child’s attempts to resist.