I just spent ten minutes laughing at Cutter Slagle’s latest post! It made my day. Immediately, the thought crossed my mind: I wanna make somebody’s day too. Thoughts of things that happen in my life floated in and out of my brain just now, and while I chuckled at the “you had to be there” moments, I came to a very quick realization…
I’m not funny!
Alas, I write dark stuff. In fact, my Facebook page is filled with pics of tombstones and graveyards and scary, creepy stuff even now. That’s me. Even Kevin (my screenwriting partner) once said, “Your such a nice person Marti, how do you write such gross stuff?” He was reading the part in the Midnight Omen screenplay about Capt. Phillips cutting off a crewman’s leg. THAT is something I know how to do! In fact, THAT was the very historical event in John Phillips’ biography that made me want to write The Deja vu Chronicles. You just can’t make this stuff up!
But…it’s not funny!
Is it possible to brighten someone’s day talking about tombstones that cover up vampires (real places), or legs being hacked off by a carpenter’s saw in 1721, or moon omens, and still make someone’s day. When I think about it … that kind of talk totally makes MY day. Maybe, it’s people who are just like me that will smile when they read my dark thoughts (aka: mystical, paranormal that makes your skin crawl kind-of-stuff). That’s an awesome thought!
I’ll continue to read Cutter’s blog because I LOVE how he writes (and his novels are murderous, mayhem, and who-done-it stuff) … Cutter will make me laugh, and he’ll make you laugh too! Plus, he’s a really nice guy in person.
BUT … for those who want to talk about paranormal creatures in shadows that you only see the minute you look away (or pirates cutting off legs, of course) … look me up. I’d love to chat with you!