did I just make up this story?
May 7, 2013 9:38 PM   Subscribe

I heard this short story on audio on a family car trip ~15 years ago, give or take a few years. I'm pretty sure it was a horror story. I don't know if it was targeted towards kids, but I was elementary aged when I heard it. Two kids, a carnival, and a evil being in the clouds.

From what (little) I remember, the story involved two children. I believe they are at a carnival? A storm starts brewing, and in the clouds, one of the children can make out a face. The children are on the swings, and the cloud monster snatches one of them. The sky clears, the storm goes away as quickly as it came. Though everyone searches, no trace is ever found of the child who was snatched up by the sky. I think that the remaining child was the only one who saw the cloud monster, and all of the adults have no idea how the little girl just vanished from the swings.

I don't remember any of the other stories that were with it on the tape. But for years after hearing this one, I watched for cloud monsters whenever I went on the swings. I would love to revisit it.

Any thoughts? I know this isn't exactly much to go on.
posted by tan_coul to Writing & Language (2 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
Could you be mis-remembering details of Ray Bradbury's Something Wicked This Way Comes?
posted by croutonsupafreak at 10:05 PM on May 7, 2013

Something Wicked This Way Comes sounds close to your summary, with the carnival and the storm.
posted by xingcat at 10:06 PM on May 7, 2013

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