A story about this — 4 years ago
I had the perfect plan. Hurricane Ike is coming; I can see it on the news. And since electricity goes out around here with the merest breath of wind, I figured it would probably go out late Friday night or early Saturday morning, right? So what better time to read a story like this than in the dark of night with the rain pouring and the winds lashing around outside, setting up an infernal howl. Perfect atmosphere for creepy stories, right?
Only the electricity didn’t go off. Oh, it threatened to a couple of times, but at nearly 2 in the morning, I was still watching CNN and KHOU news. I’ll admit, I’m a news junkie and I just could not stop watching every freaking detail about the water spilling over the seawall in Galveston and the destruction already coming up from the gulf.
I finally turned off the TV and went to sleep exhausted. No power outage. No Dracula during the hurricane.
Although that’s probably just as well because my imagination is way too vivid and I would have scared the crap out of myself. Scaring the crap out of yourself is a lot less fun when you can’t turn the lights on and prove to yourself there is no monster creeping up on you in the dark.