Playing Possum is a short story in the Sookie Stackhouse series by popular American author, Charlaine Harris. Sookie delivers to her nephew Hunter’s classroom, twenty-three perfect cupcakes for the class’s Labor Day party, and meets his new teacher, young Sabrina Yarnell, who has certain attributes Sookie immediately recognises. When Sookie and Hunter return to the car for goody bags, they become aware of another arrival, and not a benign one. Sookie instantly realises her priority is the safety of the children and staff. What could be a major tragedy is cleverly averted by the combined efforts of Sabrina, Hunter and Sookie. An excellent little dose of Sookie (and Hunter).