Lunatic, the first chapter in my book, Smorgasbord A Collection of Thoughts Experiences and Stories had created quite a stir, and to be honest, I ignored all of it until now.
I didn’t feel pressured to revisit this piece, or like I owed anyone an explanation, but its been about a year now since the book hit the shelves, and I thought my readers would appreciate this.
“I hate you! I’m so fucking angry, and I’ll kill you! I’ll kill you right now!” I looked at myself in the mirror, and that’s what I said before leaving the house. That was my pep talk. I don’t know what went wrong or what’s wrong with me; I just know that I go through these moments where I feel like I hate everyone and everything, and when I get this way, I have to do something crazy to ease the tension. Here I go.
The above paragraph is the first paragraph of Lunatic. This is a short story about a serial killer. If he isn’t speaking to himself then he’s thinking-so most of the story are his thoughts. It was my intent to open with something completely unexpected and shocking, and it was. I wanted my readers to say themselves, man this guy is crazy-on a deep level.
And I don’t know if anyone picked up on it but, the killer only killed on nights when there was a full moon. Another name for the moon is Luna (in Latin), hence the name, Lunatic.
If you haven’t purchased the book yet, you don’t know what you’re missing. There are 24 chapters over 133 pages, and honestly, the title is probably a perfect way to explain what it’s about. A smorgasbord is like a buffet of different foods-so it’s a play on words. It’s a smorgasbord of creative work-it’s a collection of thoughts, experiences, and stories.
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