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My Sickness

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 a  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.