Last year on Halloween, 31 October 2015 I posted a micro-short story, Eerie & Scary: Three Point Turn. I read it today cringing at the mistakes, the amateurish tone, missed opportunities to build suspense, and one very noticeable slip of hold handing that's suppose to be hand holding.
Here's the thing...I like reading, and writing scary mystery stories. However, when the narrative should be scary, I hesitate to write it because what if it comes true thing. Silly. I was in my thirties before I could look at a cemetery at night. I've seen at a distance one definite (maybe more, i don't need to know) full body apparition. Conversations with ghosts, No. I do say aloud, "If there's anyone here, stay out of the bathroom when I'm in there!" Use a recorder, No. I do have, taken by surprise when uploading them photos. The paranormal can be very dangerous.
Religion can cause conflict when a writer likes writing scary stories. Maybe that's why I don't challenge myself. Maybe humour is a better choice. I'm conflicted whether to write and post or not the next episode for last year's Halloween special/story. I guess we'll all know at midnight on Halloween whether to laugh, be scared or both.