The above is an old Edwardian word meaning dusk, and this week's commissioned stories take place as the light fades.
What happens to the visual world as dusk emerges? What happens to make people behave differently, often strangely, as the world starts to blur? Five leading writers explore the possibilities.
A Question of Light by Justin Cartwright
As a young lad the narrator had to leave Sweden for the sunshine of Australia.
But certain people and
deep-rooted rituals pull him back to the land of the dark...
Reader Tim Pigott Smith
Producer Duncan Minshull.
By Justin Cartwright.
A man is drawn back to an island, still haunted by a boyhood memory.
After many years in Australia, a man returns to his roots on the island of Grinda, a place full of mysterious pagan rituals to protect inhabitants against the dark.
By Justin Cartwright, read by Tim Pigott Smith.