By Al Sarrantonio
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The town tried to hide. The Spook Man set up on the edge of a baseball field. His rolling home was a brooding many-wheeled thing in All-Souls' colors; those that chanced to look at it said it was as big as a house or as small as a horse-trailer. No two gave the same description. Some said it had a hundred windows, hung with black lace and with flowerpots filled with dead daisies; others described it as sad and shallow, a hobo's retreat. There were gables and then there weren't. A turret and then not.
Her young heart went out to this girl; she longed to scream at her. “Don't be shy! ” Images of Ms. Grinby's own childhood, her awful loneliness, came back to her and with them a lump to her throat. I know I know! ” Silence. ” Ms. Grinby nearly gasped with the sound of the girl's voice, it came to life so suddenly. Her upturned, sad little face abruptly came to life, took on color, became real. There was an earnestness in those eyes, which looked out from the girl's haunted, shy darkness to her and carried her voice with them.
The same hot fire roared in the fireplace, the same overstuffed olive furniture squatted in front of it. He ran past, out to the front door. There it was, and next to it the wide window to the outside world. Where snow forts waited, and television, and dinner, and Mother. Miraculously, as he looked, the bus chugged to a halt at the stop outside the house, waiting. His hand was on the doorknob. Pulling it open. A foot stepped around him to press the door closed. ” THE SPOOK MAN The Spook Man came to town.
Toybox by Al Sarrantonio