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This story, which appears in Something Was There, a new anthology of ghost stories published by Virago, has its roots in the writer, Naomi Alderman's, interest in the relationships between people and technology.

By Naomi Alderman   October 2011

She says: “The scariest ghost stories, those I love, are about people betrayed by some point of weakness. Personally, I can’t find my way anywhere without my satnav. I feel vulnerable every time I’m in its hands, knowing I couldn’t get home without it. So this story is about that fear.”

It’s 2.30am when you leave the party. You wouldn’t usually have stayed so late but the company was excellent, the food enticing, the wine superb. You’re not drunk; you’re careful about such things, especially when driving. You had one small…

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