This story was originally published in Peeping Tom magazine (issue 15) in 1995. A small press magazine, it was well regarded and the story here was voted third best of the year. It’s a dark, brooding, horror tale – a genre I was working with at the time. I still like this story and in order to give it a wider home on the World Wide Web, I have revisited it but changed very little. I think it still stands up.