The Crime Writers’ Association

Short Story Dagger 2022


Robert Scragg

When I Grow Up

From: Afraid of the Shadows

Edited by: Miranda Jewess

Published by: Criminal Minds

A tale of growing up and being bullied is the basis for Robert Scragg’s short story, ‘When I Grow Up’. Trick or treat at Halloween turns into a nightmare when Henry’s arch-nemesis, Chap, turns up to torment him. But someone has other ideas, leading Henry to feel fear and then respect in equal measure when the revenge of the bullied is handed out.

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