"She had always felt contemptuous of Squishies. How unadapted for survival they were. Not only were their senses inferior - they had almost no sense of smell, and saw in only one register - but they were also physically weak and…"
"Rik blinked, temporarily blinded by the intense light. He shielded his eyes with his hands.
"So now what? It shines, okay, but I was expecting something a little more helpful."
Madge did not answer, she seemed transfixed by the…"
"I have learned a thing or two that Zena doesn't know about from some of the other inhabitants of the 'park' as she calls it. I've learned that you can traffic information, you can traffic goods, and you can traffic…"
"I began to totter along the highstreet. I felt absurdly conspicuous but I don't know why. A woman coming out of 'Nails'R'Us' waved a manicured hand at me, then patted her chihuaha on the head and settled it down…"
"Terror, fascination, and most of all confusion. I couldn’t get free she was too strong; the knife was slowly sinking into my flesh. Her hand was tight around my throat, darkness creeping in on me. I knew I only had a few seconds of…"
"He opened the toy factory door with fear. There were toys lying around the floor. He tried to get closer to them but then suddenly the old telephone rang. He hesitated to pick up the phone. He kept thinking of the voice he heard before. He wanted to…"
"Curiously, I peer down to see my golden, glossy hair falling into a beautiful pile at my feet. Desperately, I claw at my shriveled scalp were I find a single greasy, grey hair. Whimpering I fall helplessly to my knees and peer down helplessly…"
"As Martin sat in his room, he heard strange noises, like a clown juggling chainsaws. He thought for 30 minutes, and realized if he wanted to find out the mystery, he needed to get his hands on that book. He thought up a plan to get the book, and it…"
"“Stick together?” Astrid asked. Dylan nodded in approval. Dylan had dark brown hair which was slightly longer and covered his eyebrows. He was taller than she had expected.
“Are you okay?” Dylan asked, sounding concerned.…"
"Darkness. It was all around him, there was no way past it, and the pain… it burned so horribly, yet he didn’t mind. But then… a speck of light entered the darkness of his mind, slowly growing larger until he could see again. He…"