Julia wants us to visit and be visited by Night Demons in 100 words:
Can you see ‘night’, Mum? I don’t mean daylight things without light, but the actual night?
She took me outside.
Standing on the garden lawn in full darkness of night lit only by the moon, she said, ‘Stand still and listen to the dark, listen hard ‘n you’ll see demons of night at work.
After an age silence melted, trees began to change places, bushes shook and a cold wind blew up. Strange sounds rose from dark moonlightless places; noises like deep breathing, grunting and shuffling. I began to shiver and become very very frightened.
‘Mum, mum?’ Are you there…?’