The story of the girl with the green ribbon was once a generic tale of horror. Now, it is about about gender.
Children appear in horror all the time because to parent one is naturally terrifying.
All the things I would have shielded my younger self from, they crop up in books, too. And they are not the monsters with the glowing eyes.
In the film ‘Beetlejuice’, death is exaggeration. To die is to become a different size, to be viewed as grotesque by an outside observer.
I love to be a leaver. To be the one that steps out into the unknown, even as I am terrified.
A lot of my fears have been made real by the last year. And somehow, some way, I have returned to an insatiable appetite for things that scare me.
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