As in the world of Harry Potter, JK Rowling today manages to paint an eloquent picture of a battle between good and evil. This time though it isn't about a magical world of warring wizards, or even the opposing sides to the referendum debate.
It is the very narrative that both sides have created during the debate which is so dangerous, and a monster out of control. Fear of another economic crash, redundancy on the political stage on one side; a rather nasty right-wing boogie man of immigration on the other.
Whatever way we decide on Thursday, let's hope we're able to put the respective monsters back in the closet afterwards. But I won't be able to forget the hysteria that has sadly loomed over this debate, and the monsters that have been unleashed from our national psyche.
Leaders of both campaigns want us frightened only by monsters of their choosing... In a few days' time, we'll have to decide which monsters we believe are real and which illusory. Everything is going to come down to whose story we like best, but at the moment we vote, we stop being readers and become authors. The ending of this story, whether happy or not, will be written by us.