Welcome to Dark Touchstones
Let's be honest with each other, shall we?
Though most of us concentrate on the positive,
responsible, serious aspects of
I suspect there may be a deeper, darker, more child-like side to us all.
As for Me . . .
I seem to harbor a morbid fascination with
stuff that sends ordinary people
running for the light switch and a baseball bat.
I seek out ghost stories, serial killers and other strange tales for a lark.
As a child, I chose to immerse myself in an
~ In Search Of ~ Ripley's
Believe It Or Not ~ Twilight Zone ~
kind of world.
I read Nancy Drew,
"true" supernatural stories,
and any horror novel I could sneak into the house.
in rough order:
Four Past Midnight
with their best:
~The Mayfair Witches
~Blue World, Swan Song
~Books of Blood
(Never did get around to reading anything by Judy
except Wifey of course.)
I sat up into the night, with cousins or with
friends, swapping urban legends
(though we thought the stories were really and truly true, I swear)
sharing family legends
and playing, "Light as a Feather; Stiff as a Board".
the weekend matinees
on our local television channels--
(Way long ago, when there were only 4-5 channels
to choose from.)
I watched grainy,
over-edited versions of
Bride of Frankenstein
Creature From the Black Lagoon
Godzilla vs fill-in-the-monster
while lying on the floor, in a warm patch of sunlight