Why Are(n’t) We Frightened?

by | Mar 28, 2019

Tara Joyce

Written by Tara Joyce

This is space to share my musings—unformed ideas, collections of words that catch my fancy, that sort of thing. I'm the author of Pay What It's Worth and Cross My Heart.

And why are we frightened by her motionless skeleton when we see it lying in the cemetery but not afraid now when we see her zombie-like body moving about like a walking corpse controlled by momentary impulses?

Santideva

I like this quote because it’s a question I unwittingly ask in Cross My Heart: Strange Adventures in Vancouver. It also feels like an area where I could perhaps “punch things up” in my next edit of the story.

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