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Michael has nothing against ants per se but this morning he'd needed to destroy a huge nest in his garden. A kettleful of boiling water had worked great.

Now he's relaxing on a bench in a crowded park. It's a beautiful afternoon and nobody pays him any attention. That is until he screams at the first, isolated burning bite, and people see the grass-hidden swarm suddenly surge forwards. Upwards. Climbing over each other. His legs, groin and chest are covered in seconds as the ants race toward Michael's mouth. Pouring in and down their next bites come as one.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    Another superb one - this one took me back to the series of Pan Book Of Horror Stories (remember them?), it feels it should be included in there :)

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    shaun over 1 year ago

    I can't remember them but feel as if I should. Thanks, Drew.

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    They were a series of books - millions of them! Well, there must have been more than 20-odd because I'm sure I remember the 20-somethingth Pan Book Of Horror Stories. And they were all good stories, as far as I remember. Well worth the read if you can find them 2nd hand :)

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    shaun over 1 year ago

    Ran from 1959 for 30 series. Still available on Amazon etc

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    Drew Martyn over 1 year ago

    They're still available? Off to Amazon!! :) Cheers Shaun

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