The Art of Darkness

Try Not to Think About These Things

March 18th, 2009 by Cobwebs

Recently Zan did a list entitled, “Things I Sometimes Imagine Against My Will,” and Maggie followed up with a similar list of her own.

Aside from the zombies and portals to another world, Zan’s list is fairly rooted in reality. Maggie’s is a little closer to the kinds of things that spring, unbidden, to my mind in unguarded moments (especially the hand-under-the-bed one). I can think of a few others that give me the blithering fantods, too:

  • Glancing out the bedroom door to see something large and humanoid scuttling up the stairs.
  • Riding on a funicular and feeling a lurch as the cable snaps.
  • As I pass the row of stuffed toys in my son’s room, they turn their heads to watch me.
  • Washing dishes, looking up to find a stranger with crazed eyes staring at me through the kitchen window.
  • Falling into a hole to another dimension, being unable to get back out.
  • Waking up at night to find a shadowy figure standing at the foot of the bed.

What are some of yours? Unburden your psyche in the comments!

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