Dark by Judith Green

by Barb Goffman

194/366 from the anthology Deadfall (Level Best Books, 2008)

This story is written very nicely from the perspective of a five-year-old girl who lives in a small town in, I’m guessing, the 1920s or 1930s. She has a couple traumatic experiences (getting stuck in an icebox during hide and seek, for one) that lead her to have nightmares, which are key to the ensuing plot.