Bait, The Boogeyman and the Boston Red Sox.
One of my stories now available on amazon is a short one called “Bait” which actually has a little bit of back story to it. While I was growing up my parent’s had a beach cottage on Cedar Island in Clinton Connecticut. During the summers I would spend all day in our family’s little Boston Whaler (a boat) zipping around and fishing. When I was about fourteen I got my personal use lobster license.
I would set lobster traps and check them all the time. As I got older I’d always joke that a lobster trap was the perfect way to dispose of a body, because everything that goes into it for “Bait” gets picked clean by the fishes, eels and crabs. So when I started writing short stories the idea came back to me… What if a serial killer were to use this method to get rid of the people he killed.
This brings me to another topic and that’s The Boogeyman. Where did this term come from some history wikipedia says that it comes from a variation of the word bug. To me it sounds like a guy with a serious nose picking issue. Anyway I never had a “Boogeyman” or a monster in the closet. All of my monsters were in my head. Maybe that’s what enables me to write horror.
Last I want to talk about my favorite team in the world The Boston Red Sox. Opening day of baseball season was yesterday. It is really cool starting the season as World Champs! If ever there was a good team for a writer to be a fan of it’s the Sox. With their curses and Stephen King you have all the pedigree and heartache to draw from. Of course lately the Sox have been pretty good. Except for the Bobby Valentine era and that was horrific in itself.
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Horror Question of the Day: **Fictionally speaking** What's the most creative way you can come up with for killing off a character?