A new story is making its presence known today, “Mr Underhill”, which I think will end up going in my Noose & Gibbet collection for next year. I suspect it will be nasty.
When children go under the hill, they don’t come out again.
When children go under the hill, they stay where they’re put.
When children go under the hill, parents don’t think to see them anymore.
Until Madrigal Barker came home.
And when she came home, three years after she’d first disappeared, there was great rejoicing and wonderment, and not a little resentment from parents whose offspring remained lost. A good many questions were asked and terrible few answered, and everyone except Madrigal’s mother accepted her return as a happy miracle.