Reposting this 2012 Review because the short story is again free until Oct 31
I am a big fan of Neil Gaiman. I like his writing style, the sense of wonder that he brings into books and his literate references. But he has a dark, but romantic side. So nothing ends quite as you think it will, but most of the time there is still hope.
Gaiman is trying to start a movement where people write short stories and give them away for Halloween. This year he wrote a short story, Click-Clack the Raddlebag, and recorded it (I think he is a great narrator) and Audible.com is giving it away. For each download, Audible will contribute to DonorsChoose.org.
You do not have to be a member of Audible to get the story. So there is no reason to not try it out.
I love Gaiman, but I am not really a fan of the horror genre. I like creepy and suspenseful, but not blood and guts. This story has all of the creepy, none of the bad stuff.
It is about a young man that is putting the younger brother of his girlfriend to bed. The boy asks the young man to tell him a story. I won’t give any more away. But the ending is great. You really don’t get the creepy factor until the very last line. Go get it. It is free. (Only 11 minutes)