Nightmare fuel

In which I run screaming from my childhood fears.

Surely I can’t still be scared of an illustration, I thought, moments before thumbing through a copy of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, finding the illustration in question, and experiencing an undeniable feeling of dread. Yes, it turns out the woman from “The Dream” — an otherwise forgettable short story — can still make me feel extremely uneasy, an…

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