SLEEPING IN THE DARK Jacqueline Jules I don‘t remember when I stopped switching on the nightlight. Somewhere between 12 and 15, it became possible to close my eyes in the dark, unafraid of monsters under the bed. Somehow in adolescence, the unknown became a blanket, cool and comforting, compared to the red eyes and fanged teeth of imagined trolls. It‘s better to sleep in the dark where you can‘t see the shadow of claws rising over the bed.
Halloween Horror Issue, October 2014