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Don't get out of bed... whatever happens.
Paperback, 12 pages
Published September 18th 2009 by Nightjar Press
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David Hebblethwaite
This is narrated by a little girl named Maddy who hates the dark, so (she tells us) made a deal with her mummy that she could keep the light on all night, as long as she didn’t disturb her parents. But tonight, Maddy has woken up in darkness; what’s happened to her light?

The first thing to say about this story is that Smith gets Maddy’s voice pitch-perfect: with all the breathless sentences and repetitive structures, it feels as though this is a small child addressing us. And it’s the naiveté of
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Katy
When reading this, I felt that it had an unsatisfactory ending, but I have thought about it over and over since reading. The creepy story hit a bit too close to home for me!
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