Tent illuminated from the inside

Close Encounter

“No moon to-night,” said Tom.

“It’s creepy in the open,” whispered Joe, “but at least our tent will protect us.”

“Sshh, Joe, can you hear rustling out there?”

“A big cat?”

“No, Joe, human.”

They held their breath.

“Phew, Joe, that was too close.”

“Lads,” called their mum, “hunters need feeding. Supper-time.”


Alan Barker.