Are you raising a brat?

Keepers of the vine

A PIERCING SHRIEK CUTS THROUGH THE AIR like a chainsaw through candyfloss. Deep, primal terror grips the hearts of all within earshot. With the echoes still ringing in their ears, the frightened spectators back away. Cold and merciless eyes gaze at them. A terrible smile spreads slowly across twisted features, as the fiend prepares to vent the full force of his fury. Only one person can save them now – but the three-year-old’s Mum is way over by the frozen foods, and she’s trying to pretend nothing is happening …

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