When I was a kid I was afraid of the dark.
Not much has changed.
Especially if I am alone.
During the day I live in a happy house where everything is sunny and bright.
At night that same house turns into the one on the block that Charles Manson has been targeting on Google Earth from his cell.
I have lived a long time.
Nothing has gotten me yet.
But it might, and I need to be ready.
I have been on "Boogie Man Watch" since I was five.
I'm pretty good at it... unless I think about a certain movie, and something I called, "The Sallies" when I was growing up.
The movie was titled, "Don't Be Afraid of the Dark" starring Kim Darby, from 1973.
Here is a direct quote from the movie found at www.imdb.com
Can you see them, Sally ... hiding in the shadows. They're alive, Sally. They want you to be one of them when the lights go out. They want you too, Romi!
A story of something not human. I've just crapped in my pants. I'll be right back.
Now you see them, now you don't...now you die. I've already crapped in my pants and died of fright, so you can be on your merry way now. Mission accomplished.
I figure if "The Sallies and The Boogie Man" don't get me,"What's that Noise?" will.
I have to go.
I think I hear something.