By: Marcia King-Gamble
I digress. This month’s topic is supposed to be why we read scary stories, and watch movies making you want to cover your eyes and check under your bed.
Honestly, I’m hardly a fan of scary movies or books. Ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night do nothing for me. Give me a good comedy, drama or sweet romance. Anything associated with the supernatural just makes me want to retch. Yes I am a scaredy cat. Living in today’s world is scary enough.
Scary to me is the absence of good manners. People who don’t have the decency to RSVP to a wedding, or thank you for a gift. I abhor those with a sense of entitlement.
Upsetting and scary to me are millennials attitude toward marriage. Beta marriage was not something promoted in my day. Marriage isn't something you try on for size, and if after two years it doesn’t fit, you dissolve minus paperwork. This Real Estate approach to marriage, with option to renegotiate terms every five years, is for the birds.
Equally scary is casual sex with multiple partners; not that that's anything new, except the stakes are much higher these days. Today, getting under the covers with a stranger may result in the gift that keeps giving. The diseases making the rounds need more than penicillin to cure.
Troubling and scary are innocent lives being taken by rogue cops who let power go to their heads. Rather than choosing the option to use a Taser, they simply shoot and then cover it up.
Scary are the number of mentally challenged walking the streets, abandoned by family, and released by overcrowded institutions. These people harass drivers at every stoplight, badgering you into giving them money rather than food. They need our help.
What about the young men and women who are caught up in the illegal business of human trafficking? These are usually runaways used to perform domestic duties and the basest of sexual acts.
Scary are today's role models - barely articulate and tabloid fodder. And not because they are do-gooders, but because the latest sex tape has been uncovered, and the size of their butts make enthusiastic cocktail party chatter.
Race relations are at their very worse. For me a child of the seventies, I find this very sad.
Addiction issues run rampant and rehab centers have huge waiting lists. Not all on that waiting list fit the sixteen to twenty-one age bracket.
But scariest of all is the upcoming election, and where this country may be heading. As citizens of the United States, it's up to us to vote responsibly, or there may be even scarier times ahead!
Every vote counts!
Every vote counts!
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Marcia King-Gamble is a National Bestselling author. She has penned 34 books and 6 novellas. Her free time is spent at the gym, traveling, and with her animal family.