The picture above is a comment made by reader Caitlin after she read the story ‘Legend Of The Real Life Chucky’.
If you’re reading *the right* scary stories then you are spooked out of your mind, to where any little noise or shadow raises the hair on the back of your neck.
You are thrown into full paranoia mode, feeling like something might be in the darkness right outside your window (Slender Man).
Does this sound like a terrible experience? Then reading scary stories late at night isn’t for you. It might be better to wait until the safety of daylight to venture into the world of scary stories. And that’s okay.
But for us scary story junkies the spooked out feeling is the best part of the experience. Like when you get to the top of a roller coaster and then it suddenly drops, the terror is part of the fun.
So here’s to you Caitlin and everybody else out there who likes to read scary stories late at night, I’m right there with you!
I came across this quote by Charles Dickens today and couldn’t pass it up:
”Little Red Riding Hood was my first love.
I felt that if I could have married Little Red Riding Hood, I should have known perfect bliss.”
But for Charles Dickens, Little Red Riding Hood was someone who could make him the happiest person in the world.
I wish I could talk to him and ask him more about this. What was it about the story of Little Red Riding Hood and her character that connected with him so much he actually considered her his first love??
Sadly, unless I come across something by him where he’s written more on this subject I’ll never know.