After an unsettling experience, a man reflects on some strange events from his childhood and suspects that there was something much darker about his father than he realized at the time.

This is a wonderfully creepy story, with just enough hint and suggestion of the darkness at its heart to keep the reader on edge. Like so many of the stories in this collection, it has a real “is this what it seems to be, or can this all be explained innocently?” feel; I opt for the far less innocent reading.