A kid finds a lost "thing" on the beach where he's scavenging for his bottle top collection. The thing is a large, freakish creature but no one else really notices it, it's simply not a part of their familiar day-to-day reality. So the kid takes it upon himself to try to find where the lost thing belongs.
Stories to make your hair curl…stories for reading strictly after dark. When Gavin is given a metal detector for Christmas, he thinks he's going to turn up tonnes of treasure. How wrong can he be? Until he discovers the playground, that is, but the treasure he finds hidden there proves far more deadly than any pirate's loot. Far, far more deadly.
An artist takes us through his day, from his own particular perspective. A short story from Guys Read: Other Worlds, edited by Jon Scieszka.