Everyone has a ghost story to tell. Or a story about something that happened to them that can’t be explained away easily. I’m no different. And while I have several I could tell, this one is my first experience with the ‘other’ side of life:
I was a late-comer to Richard Matheson’s work. Sadly, I am one of ‘those’ people who chooses a book by its cover. And “I Am Legend” didn’t have a cover that moved me. It wasn’t until years later when they were making (another) movie about his book, that I decided to pick it up. I am so glad I did. You see, I’ve been a fan of the undead from way back. I was loving on the vampires and zombies well before it was the cool or trendy thing to do. Decades before they were relegated to teen romance.
This isn’t a call for us to hark back to the olden days of hand-written correspondences. As cool as it would be to have calling cards and wax seals, it’s just neither practical or useful any more. But there is something to be said for the days when you had to hand write everything. It forced you to slow down and really chew over the words you wanted to use. You were also afforded the time to properly spell a word. If you weren’t sure of the spelling, you either stopped and looked it up, or you didn’t use it.