I've read a lot of Ray Bradbury in my time. But it wasn't until after he died that I remembered he wrote one of my favorite short stories: "The Veldt." I think we read in school, in the fifth or sixth grade. It's absolutely magical. I thought about it for years after- I even dreamed about it. I'm convinced it wriggled its way into my writing- an awful lot of magic pops up in unexpected places.