Jesse sat on the swing, legs kicking lazily, staring at the ground and dreading going home. He much preferred at the playground, especially on cold winter’s days when it was quiet.
Suddenly, he heard a low growling voice call his name from inside the wooden hut above the slide.
Curious, Jesse sauntered across the rubbery mats, clambered up the rope ladder, and peered inside. A small, gnarled, creature with a rat-like face and bloodshot eyes glared at him. In its knobbly, furred claw it held a jagged piece of glass.
“Wanna play?” it spat as it lunged for his face.
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