He's always been attracted to horror. He didn't know quite why, but there was something exciting about being scared when he was able to control the feeling.
There was so much he couldn't control. There were the schoolyard bullies when he was young. Then, when he was trying to find his way through a work world hard to understand, there was the boss that would yell and mock him. There were the sounds that overwhelmed him. There were the food textures that were unpleasant. The tags in the clothing that irritated him. The facial expressions that made no sense to him. The unpredictable thunder in thunderstorms that petrified him.
He found so much in the world frightening. When something became familiar, he clung to it with all his might. Every change in his world was like an earthquake.
But, the horror stories. And the horror books. It was a way of him getting revenge on his tormentors, watching them scream and then be eaten by monsters.
The song "Monster Mash", in particular, made him imagine: what if he was a famous singer? No one would make fun of him. He could do anything he wanted and he could be alone whenever he wanted.
He would have his revenge at last.
Today's prompt on #FridayReflections: Turn the radio on to your favorite station. Write a post using the song as your prompt.