The thought of ghosts, goblins and things that go knock in the night doesn't usually appeal to me. I can't watch horror and bloody movies even though I know it's not real.
I remember going to the cemetery with a bunch of kids on Halloween to tell scary stories and see who was the most frightened.
Back then stories of Dracula, witches, black cats and ghosts were popular. Or the headless man galloping about in the dark. We all know the superstitions about black cats, and I for one don't believe in a single one. Probably, because we have had two black cats, and they are wonderful pets.
Some of you may remember the author, Caroline Burnes, who wrote Harlequin Intrigues with the black cat, Familiar, as the detective. I loved those books. She later worked in a dog to work with Familiar, but I don't remember his name.
I once wrote a book with a black kitten in it, but it never sold. It was about a black kitten that was saved from drowning by a young boy. Both the kitten and boy were secondary characters since the story was a romance.
Have you ever written a story with a black cat as a character? Do you like animals in stories?
Happy Halloween! Don't let the googly gooks get you.
Sandra K. Marshallhttp://www.eirelander-publishing.com