The Visitor

The curved and glistening fangs bit down hard on Jessica’s hand, as too late, she saw them pounce from the soggy undergrowth. Instantly she abandoned all intention of collecting her ball, and with blind instinct yanked her arm back from the dense foliage. She winced as the teeth grazed her Read more…

Backward

Jim looked around the deserted science lab. He knew he shouldn’t have snuck back, but he really wanted to see what Mr Jenkins, his teacher had been working on. He has to know what was under the sheet at the back of the room. Jim crept closer, trying not to Read more…

The Time Engine

John was out late again. There would be trouble when he got back, he was sure of it. He thought of Mum’s last words as he crawled through the half-open window into the school canteen. “Be on time John,” she had warned him. “This is an important meal!” John grunted, Read more…

The Unpleasant Present

Melanie closed the door as the postman walked back down the driveway, and put the heavy parcel on the kitchen counter. It was addressed to her, but he had not ordered anything, and she couldn’t think who would be sending her a parcel. Melanie grinned as she undid the outer Read more…

A Dip Too Far

Sarah and Tim loved swimming – they were both in the school team, and went to the same diving club, down by the docks. Although only 12, they both knew how to handle themselves underwater. Sarah signalled to Tim that they had ten minutes air left in the tanks, and Read more…