There’s Simon (if that’s his name) who finds salvation in the shape of Edinburgh’s Millennium Clock Tower. You can meet him in Simon Says, a big slice of horror by Garry Stanton.
There’s the eponymous heroine of Arratal, a wee piece of sci-fi by Tom Greenwood. Arratal is feisty and street-wise, lives in a future world not unlike our own and wants to redeem her gormless uncle’s debt.
And there’s Daniel, who wants to escape the anger and pain and guilt by entering The Box of the New Happiness, an allegorical tale from the pen of John McGroarty.