Before settling down to read this white-knuckler, do the following.
Lock your doors and windows.
Turn on all the lights. Ready a candle in case of power cut. Remember matches.
Pour a brandy. Make it two.
Oh, and have a wee.
What’s the big deal? Well, it kind of creeps up on you and lulls you into a false sense of security.Continue reading The Lottery by Shirley Jackson (1948)