I need some. I am spending far too much time not writing and have many other things I should be not doing. So, I went looking for a mad scary idea, and the Daily Mail is always a good source.
Picture the scene: an adolescent brings home his girlfriend to meet his parents, Gomez and Morticia, for the first time.
They begin with the baby photos. Standard parental embarrassment technique, revenge for all those nappies and all the times the kid, as a toddler, humiliated them in public.
“Look, here he is in the bath at one year old, playing with his… discovering his body. And aww, isn’t he sweet in the little bunny costume? And here – ”
At this point Mum opens a drawer and pulls out a box. Son’s mouth and eyes open to almost equal diameters. “Noooo…”
She opens the box. “And this is what he would have looked like if I’d had him aborted.”
Future teens are going to have a tougher time than we did in the old days.
In the horror writer’s mind, of course, the story takes a different turn because the son knows he stole and burned the plastic effigy years ago.
Must knuckle down to writing. There are things the drones must know, and I haven’t even made them up yet.