Last week my friend, Ruth, told our writers’ group a story about something that creeped her out:
Driving to work, Ruth felt something tingle on her neck. Figuring it was the neck band for her employment badge, she continued on her way, her mind aswirl with things that took her thoughts far, far away.
Too soon, she arrived to start her day, and made a quick stop to the Ladies’ Room. As she freshened up, there in the mirror she saw it–a huge spider, sitting on her shoulder.
Needless to say, she shivered and screamed as she swatted it off, but felt that ghastly spider crawling on her for the rest of the day.
It made me think about the things that give me the creeps:
1) Spiders themselves don’t give me the creeps, unless, of course, they’ve invaded my personal space, and I can’t remember a time that’s happened. I have however, walked into many spiderwebs, and THAT gives me the creeps. Because like Ruth, I feel spiders crawling all over me for hours after.
2) Though it’s never happened in a sinister way–only innocently or mischievously–seeing a face looking in from a window is CREEPY to me. It must be because such scenes in movies always lead to something sinister. Though it’s not the worst, it approaches a “cover my eyes” moment.
|Jeepers, creepers. She’s got blacked out peepers!
3) Creepiest of all, the thing that for some reason IS a movie’s “cover my eyes” moment (fortunately, I have not experienced it in real life) is someone with blacked out eyes. Don’t ask why. Maybe it’s that eyes represent the soul? Who knows. All I know is, it’s CREEPY.
What creeps you out?