Three short stories:
Tommy's War: a man, a dog, the blitz and changing the future.
Grace: a child returns to the mill where she died to find where she belongs.
The Copse: the return of the "Jack in the Wood", a boy bullied with nowhere left to turn but the copse.
Excerpt from Tommy's War:
Hilary shrieked from downstairs.
“Peter, are you going to be long up there?”
“Just going to meditate, give me half an hour, OK?” he yelled in response.
With his chair positioned, Pete turned on his iPod and the guided meditation commenced. He closed his eyes and started to concentrate on his breathing. Hilary just viewed this as just more of Pete’s “mumbo jumbo,” even though he was now in his third week of disappearing to the bedroom on his own for half an...