Name something you wouldn’t want to run into in a dark forest or in an abandoned building (yeah it’s a retread. But there are new participants to SYW too who probably never answered it)
With my terrible night vision, the thing I’d be most likely to run into in a dark forest would be a log. I’d probably fall over it. Seriously, I would not like to run into a creepy person. I’ve read too many news stories about women who disappear in such places.
Do you believe in multiple dimensions or worlds?
Worlds yes if we’re talking about inhabited planets. Why should we assume we are the only ones here? Dimensions I’m not so sure about but if scientists say they are possible that’s good enough for me.
Would you ever go to a graveyard at night?
Yes, I would but only with a good torch (see question 1). Naomi and I have been on “Ghost Tours” of historic sites a couple of times. They weren’t cemeteries though. I quite like old cemeteries, it’s interesting to walk around and read the old head stones and think about the families from long ago who are buried there. I’ve done that at dusk a couple of times and didn’t find it at all scary.
What is the most frightening book you’ve ever read?
I don’t know so much about frightening but the most disturbing book I can remember reading was George Orwell’s 1984. I read an abridged version when I was in my early teens (Readers Digest) and it didn’t bother me but a few years later I came across an unabridged edition and that upset me quite a bit.
BONUS QUESTION (just for silliness’ sake!)
If you could have a spooky Halloween pet (black cat, owl, bat, rat, wolf), which would you pick out of the five choices?
Black cat, I’ve always had a soft spot for them. I did have a black cat once, Josey. He was a very handsome cat. Naomi has a black cat called Panther. She is a lovely cat but very timid and still runs away from me most of the time. Sometimes she lets me stroke her but only if Naomi is nearby.
GRATITUDE SECTION (As always, optional)
What are you grateful for?
This week I’m grateful for two things. On Saturday we drove from Sisters Beach to Oatlands to do some cleaning up at Naomi’s house. The weather was horrible. It rained for the entire three-and-a-half-hour drive, the whole time we were there and all the way back home. There were roadworks and Naomi had to drive over some bad patches of road, gravel in a couple of places and the roads were all wet and slippery. I’m grateful that she is such a good driver and that although we had a couple of scary moments, we made it there and back safely and without any car problems. Wazza, Naomi’s ageing Ford Falcon has overheated a couple of times recently, she thinks it is the thermostat, but he behaved perfectly.
The other thing I’m grateful for is that the house will go on the market in the next week or so and we will only have to do that trip one more time to finish cleaning up.