Friday, March 12, 2021



Horror stories and Whodunits have always been a staple in every generation
You should be reading them and writing them
Why shouldn't you?
You afraid of a little blood and gore? Huh? 'fraidy cat??
Suck it up buttercup and take a seat or a pouf
Let's enumerate the many reasons you shouldn't leave all the writing to Stephen King

Take a gander at the morning news
That's what's happening all around you
People got shot for nothing on a generic street in a generic town
A man drowned his kids for insurance and a mistress
The databases of these many companies were sold on the dark web
The cops recovered 180 kids from a sex trafficker
180, not 1, not 10, 180
A music mogul and his wife were accused of drugging and raping 12 people

Tell me you want to ignore reality
Tell me you'd rather watch The Bachelorette
Stop being a glittery snowflake  
Watch Dateline or House of Cards instead

There's fuckery afoot
And you should be talking about it
Clearly, the sex traffickers selling kids have a business model that keeps people ignorant or quiet about 180 missing children in their evil grip
Clearly, there are thousands of people who watch these children live every day and do nothing about it
Clearly, there is technology to track down the location of these trafficked children down to the exact 10x12 room they are in
Write about each child
That's 180 horror stories right there, enough to keep you busy for a year

The man who drowned his children for an insurance payout
What's his name?
Where did he go to school?
Who were his neighbors, friends, colleagues, wife, in-laws?
Did the insurance agent smell a rat when the dad came in to buy insurance on his 5-year-old and 13-year-old?
Did he realize there was something going on three years ago when he got a request for a 250 k accidental death insurance on his wife
Something she hadn't asked for

Here's some parchment and quill
Get to work
Share your findings with us
Let's get to know what is happening in our communities

                                                                                                   - Sonali

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