The lights started flickering. One second the room would be lit up but the other it would be pitch black. I had no idea what to do. I was on the fringe of insanity. Those kids, I thought to myself. Last week they turned off the electricity for the whole neighbourhood and they love to egg the houses. They’re horrid. I had washed the front yard for at least four hours and I wasn’t in the mood for that. But when I got outside, my house was perfectly fine. I heard rummaging in the bushes. I tried to spot something but it was too late.