The Thing in The Bush was one of my favorite stories to write. A bit on the horror side, a bit for children, it was hard to find a home for it. But I did. It was published by The Story of the Month Club, October 2016.
The idea for this story came from an experience my sisters and I had when we were young. Every morning, as we would leave for school, and every afternoon when we came back, something in the big evergreen bush by our front porch steps would rustle around as we passed by… eventually we came to consider it part of the family. My sister dubbed it The Thing in The Bush.
It was still there when my parents moved out of the house nearly 20 years later.