A friend asked how I’d write a horror story for a pre-teen that would take the edge off his growing “too cool for spooky stories” attitude.
“How about a story about a pig that turns into aÂ ghost?”
“Yeah?” he said.
“And it rapes people to death.”
Dead silence, followed by my other friend Seth’s LOUD declaration, “THAT’S NOT FUNNY!”
Of course it isn’t. But I’d like to see any smart-ass kid come back from that one.