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The Scariest Thing in the Entire WORLD!

Wednesday, November 2nd, 2011

The Witchfinder General - a glorified bully

Top children’s horror writer Barry Hutchison recently asked me a very interesting question: What were you most afraid of as a child? Here’s my (perhaps rather unusual) answer:

Lots of COOL things scared me when I was little: the thought of vampires crawling in through my window and draining every drop of blood from my body; nuclear radiation turning me into a cannibal frog beast (did that mean I ate people or just other frog beasts? Hmm); the massive spider-badger that absolutely, definitely lived under my bed, no matter what my dad said (one day I’ll tell you exactly what a spider-badger is. As Sherlock Holmes used to say, the legend of the spider-badger is ‘a story for which the world is not yet prepared!’).
 
But there was one real life thing that scared me more than anything else.
 
He was called Martin, and he was the school bully.

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