Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Creepy on the Inside

An artist friend visited today. She asked some questions about how my writing was going. When I showed her the original cover of Eaters and the Permuted Press website, she was a bit shocked and said, "You don't look that creepy." With a laugh, I replied, "I'm creepy on the inside." I sort of feel like Clark Kent during day, only revealing the big dark "C" for "Creepy" online at night. Since I'm not always walking around in goth attire, I guess it surprises some people to know that I read and write horror and paranormal stories. If I were unchained from the corporate world, I'd probably have a dozen tattoos, wear a lot of black, and rock some silver skull rings on my fingers...or maybe not. I wake up feeling a different flavor every day, so I don't know that I'd ever consistently look creepy on the outside. Maybe it's more fun to dress like plain Jane and see the wide eyes when I reveal my secret creepy center.

4 comments:

  1. I think most horror writers are pretty normal people. Most of them I've talked to are. I love horror, and I'm not in any way creepy. I don't know what the little thing is in our brains that draws us to horror. But it's there. Maybe it's an outlet of some kind. *shrugs*

    ReplyDelete
  2. If people and their pets start to look alike over time, I guess it's good that writers and their stories don't do the same. LOL! (Stephen King may be an exception. He can do 'creepy' as a guest spot on camera any time. But, maybe that's just because he and his work are inseparable.) I think you're right that it is a safe outlet of some sort. The thrill without the danger.

    ReplyDelete
  3. AndrewC420@hotmail.comOctober 21, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    "C"....for creepy! I love it!

    ReplyDelete
  4. After I wrote that, I thought you might "c" some humor in it. :)

    ReplyDelete