October 31, 2013 • Cee • Discussion

three c's

Happy Halloween, everybody! Since it’s Halloween, I wanted to talk about how I’m a big fat scaredy cat.

That’s right. You read that right.

I’m a big scaredy cat.

I rarely read any scary stories growing up because I refused to touch them. I stay away from scary movies because I don’t find them entertaining. I usually spend the majority of my time with my eyes close, wishing for it to end. I don’t like it when there’s gore and when things pop out of nowhere. I don’t do well when there’s a lot of suspense. I get a lot of anxiety, so I just want it to be over. I’m scared even when I turn off the TV and it shows that fuzzy black and white screen with the white noise, I get creeped out. (It makes me think of The Ring. D:) Scary things make me hide under my blankets and wish for sleep to come fast.

Did you know –?

  • I can’t touch covers with scary images (like the Goosebumps series and even Bunnicula). I know that’s weird, but hey, what happens if I absorb the scariness? What happens then? Possession is a thing. ;D
    • (ie. I remember owning a book that was about a horse ghost and I could not touch it because the cover freaked me out. When I had to move it, I had to wear gloves or use paper to wrap so I didn’t have to touch it.)
  • When I was little, I watched Casper and had a nightmare that featured Casper’s three uncles. I swear I saw the fat one when I woke up from the nightmare. HE SCARED THE SHIT OUT OF ME. I remember quickly turning on my side so my back was facing it and covered my head with my blankets, squeezing my eyes shut. (They can’t get to me if I’m all wrapped up.)
  • When I was in elementary school, I hated going into the music room on the first/basement floor of the main building when my reading tutor took there. I looked forward when she came because I got to miss class to read with her, but I always worried that she’d take me down to the music room because I hated it there. The lights always flickered and a part of the room was usually a bit darker than the rest. I heard rumors that it was haunted and I was scared of seeing something out of place or floating when I was reading. I always counted down the seconds until we could leave.
  • When I read Turn of the Screw by Henry James for class, I found myself looking over my shoulder every couple of minutes when I was in the library or at home. I really liked the book, but I was incredibly afraid of Peter Quint appearing out of nowhere like he did in the book. It obviously wasn’t going to happen, but you can blame my imagination.
  • You know how there are old-timey photos in In The Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters? Well, every time there was one, I would cover it with my hands because I didn’t want to look at them. I was too freaked out by the idea of ghosts in it, especially since I was reading at night time…before going to sleep. Eek! REALNESS. NO THANK YOU.
  • Strangely enough, I attempted to write my own psychological detective-ghost story for NaNoWriMo last year. The ghost aspect of it wasn’t the main thing I wanted to highlight; it was more the idea of a recluse main character forced outside to figure out this ghost mystery. I wrote the first few pages, but never finished it. I will one day.
  • I have never read any Stephen King books. And I am kind of okay with that.

I wish I were tough, but alas, I am not.

Are you a big scaredy cat like me? Or are you tougher than me? Do you have any stories like mines? If you have recommendations of scary/horror books you think I absolutely have to read (because it’s a must), leave it in the comments. I can’t guarantee I will actually read it.


 

7 Responses to “THE THREE C’S: CANDID CONVERSATIONS WITH CEE | Spooky Scary Stories & The Big Scaredy Cat (aka Me)”

  1. Rachel says:

    Girl, I FEEL YOU. I’m the exact same way. I HATE scary things. hatehatehate. My friends in highschool LOVED to watch horror movies and they forced me to watch them with them and I spent most of my time hiding behind a sweatshirt. I saw The Ring when I was pretty young (my family wanted to watch it >.<), and for years after that I would see that damn girl everywhere. She scared the shit out of me. Now that I'm an adult, I avoid horror movies and books at all costs because the nightmares afterwards just aren't worth it. Last year, I went to a horror movie for a first date (blame the guy), and let's just say the relationship didn't last very long after that haha.

  2. Those three uncles in Casper, especially the gaunt one, were pretty scary back in the day for me too. It is interesting to know that you are for lack of a better word, a big ol’ scaredy catt’! Haha. You make me feel better. I remember Mars Attacks giving me NIGHTMARES AND HALLUCINATIONS. That will be for another story (aka. I saw aliens). ://

  3. Sam says:

    Ack, I’m not alone! I remember I used to pretend to love horror movies because all of my friends loved them so I would watch all sorts of things for years until I realized how stupid that was because I’d end up being terrified for months. I remember I watched The Nun with a few friends in my freshman year of high school and I was petrified of showering for a good three months afterwards, and don’t even get me started on sinks and toilets. *shudders*
    It’s good to know there are other scaredy cats out there!

  4. Stacie says:

    Ahh all the more reason why we are soul sisters!!! I absolutely am such a huge scaredy cat and completely agree with everything you said lol! It’s funny you said that you can’t touch scary pictures because I thought I was the only one haha. Whenever I’d see a scary picture I turn it right away or cover it with something. The scariest thing that ever happened to me was when I stupidly agreed to go to Knotts Scary Farm as a teenager. Worst night of my LIFE!!! I called my sister in an hour to come pick me because I was scared shitless lol.

  5. alice-jane says:

    I am the same! I cannot watch horror movies and I get freaked out so easily. One of my friends made me watch The Grudge (Japanese version) with him and I couldn’t get through it (surprisingly… not!) I can’t do horror pictures and I need to flip the pictures over.

    I can never read horror novels at night, though. EVER.

  6. Angie says:

    I love love scary books… what’s funny though is that I can’t stand scary movies. I hate them soooo much. Stephen King is an amazing writer. I will read all his stuff. But Freddy Kruger is awful… too scary!!!

    Angie


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