GENRE: MG Secret
Archie didn’t care much for other kids. He did however like facts about dinosaurs and prime numbers. That morning he had decided that he would buy his mum a birthday present. At eleven years old he could no longer expect anyone else to do it. That had been the plan before he had been locked inside the shopping centre. Now, with all the lights out and the plastic bag holding Mums gift in his shaking hand he wondered if this had been a good idea.
He had been in in The Fields shopping centre thousands of times. But never in the dark and never alone. After leaving the toilets Archie realised straight away that something was wrong. The place was silent. Banging his hands on the locked plate glass doors had done nothing other than start up the tears again. He hated crying. He hated the dark and right now he hated stupid birthdays.