This fabulous, editorial/essay post by KC Redding-Gonzalez, in Zombie Salmon, is fantastically written and very scary too. Truly, it is literally eye-opening. Yet, underneath the scary is a very deep truth about life and death and what we fear most. So, readers, what do you fear most in your darkest moments?
It may come as a surprise, but once upon a time folks liked their Horror at Christmas. One could surmise that the increasing hours of darkness, the howling of hungry wolves, and the entrapment of inclement weather were co-conspirators to the cause; it is far too easy to become preoccupied with one’s own mortality when the temperatures send frosty ghosts to drift across candle-lit rooms and skeletal branches claw at window panes while the animals in the walls scurry ever deeper to find warmth.
In so much dark and quiet there is isolation, and the ever more loudly heard “sounds of silence” echoing in your ears. We forget how very dark and how very quiet the world once was. And maybe that is why our modern ghost stories are often found lacking the connective tissue of eerie tales of yore.
Technology changed things; we haven’t embraced so much light since…
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