She had never been so scared, but still she walked forward until she reached the sac. Then she pushed her hand into the sticky, clinging whiteness of the stuff on the wall. It crackled softly, like a tiny fire, as she pushed, and it clung to her skin and clothes like a spiderweb clings, like white cotton candy. She pushed her hand into it, and she reached upward until she touched a cold hand.... The creature's skin felt slippery, as if it had been covered in jelly.Do you have favorite scary scenes from children's books?
Monday, October 30, 2006
Quote of the Day, 10/30/06: Coraline
I'd heard so much about Coraline and I hadn't read it yet. So in honor of Halloween I thought I'd snuggle up with this delightfully scary children's book. Today's quote -- just the one -- is from Coraline by Neil Gaiman.