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Boys – home together.

Bedtime missed.

Lights out, TV on.

Small screen shows

Man in plane in storm.*

Looks out, looks anxious, closes curtain.

Man in a plane in a storm. Looking out, looking anxious.

Peeks. Terrified.

He sees, others don’t, gremlin on the wing.

Curtain opens, pressing the window

(and TV screen)

Gremlin’s face!

We shriek, streak chaotically – dervishes whirling.



* The show we were watching on this particular night was an episode from The Twilight Zone. The episode was called Nightmare at 20,000 Feet and starred William Shatner. 

Who could forget the compelling opening sequence to The Twilight Zone Рthis is the one I remember.

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Babysitter's friend

Babysitting three brothers.

Helped by phone, food, TV &

Clear instructions.

Bedtime defined – 8:30; 9:00; 9:30.

Suddenly, 11:30 – CAR!!

We hear it, see the beam of its light.

We hope they miss:

– the soft glow of TV – switched off, into darkness.

– the thunderous gallop of four boys stampeding.

Dive under covers.



Giggling erupts.

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