I think possibly that’s the answer to why even in this age of cynics and disbelievers—long may they thrive—some supernatural stuff continues to prompt a reaction. If a scene reaches down inside you and grabs you in the place where your real fears and insecurities hide, if it pokes your brain in the places you’d rather leave sleeping, then it’s going to invoke a reaction in you—regardless of whether or not you believe in ghosts. What those fears may be differs greatly from person to person, of course, and so you can’t write to the audience, you have to write to your own disconcertions, and hope they also resonate with someone else, somewhere, somehow. READ MORE HERE
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