Crib Creeps, 2011

Each Halloween season, my editors at the paper indulge me with some space in the features section…

This year, I wrote a fantasy piece from the viewpoint of a scary doll.

One Saturday about 5 years ago, a friend rang my doorbell and asked if I’d been to the garage sale down the street.

“There’s a doll for sale that I know you’re gonna want,” she said.

I raced over and paid $5 for the doll shown on the page – and would’ve paid much more.

The story is inspired by something that happened to me when I was about 8 years old, and I happened to wake up in the middle of the night and glanced across my moonlit room at my ventriloquist dummy…