The thrill of Halloween was beginning to fade: the bayonet; the blood. He would be eleven during the week before Christmas and he had to find a way to make it very special indeed.
If it was just a dream, why are there cuts on my arms? Does this mean there really are spiders under my skin?
Running late, he took a shortcut through the alley that everyone said was the most dangerous in town. Footsteps at his back made him whirl round only to realise it was those up ahead that should have alarmed him.
You can see the Earth and Moon during the Martian night – beautiful yet painful. For ours is a one way mission.
The first thing we did when the power went out was light candles. Their flickering flames revealed horrible things creeping from corners and from under furniture; so the last thing we did was scream.