Can’t Watch This

Writing prompt from The Daily Post:When was the last time you watched something so scary, cringe-worthy, or unbelievably tacky — in a movie, on TV, or in real life — you had to cover your eyes?

I was on a bus, sitting on the second row from the front, travelling an eight-hour long road trip home last May. I didn’t feel like consuming any of my devices’ power so I decided to watch whatever film is played on the bus’s television screen.

Turns out it was a bad idea.

I should note as early as now that I am easily disgusted with graphic scenes. What is cringe-worthy for me might be tolerable for most. (Warm Bodies and The Walking Dead actually gave me nightmares) But here goes…

One of the films played was the Scarecrow. Setting was in a cornfield in some remote area. I can’t remember the whole story now but I vaguely remember some chasing scenes: couples trapped in a barn trying to run away from some unknown creature, high school kids getting dragged into the fields, creatures popping in out of nowhere. Skins get ripped, blood here and there. The worst part, I guess, was when someone got shredded by a farm equipment. Had to look away from the screen and into the windows where the scene was reflected nonetheless. Dang.



I don't know who I am, and that is why I write.

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