Two middle-aged women return to the forest where they encountered something terrifying as children.
Leaves rustle underfoot in a dark wood: two little girls, extracted from their homes in wartime London, encounter something terrifying in a forest. Later when they meet as grown women, they realise the experience has coloured their lives. A dark tale about the nature of stories themselves.
Part of the Storycuts series, this short story was originally published in the collection Little Black Book of Stories.