Sunday, February 17, 2008

Next on the List

I've said it before and I'll say it again, aside from being an anxiety-ridden hypochondriac, I'm also a paranoid schizophrenic.

On a good day, I can manage being alone in my house for fifteen minutes. Now that there’s a serial killer loose in my town, I can’t manage taking a crap by myself.


The body of the third victim: five foot tall, 98 pound, nineteen year-old, brown-haired college student Brianna Denison was found less than a mile from my house. Her dead, naked body (I could be making the naked part up) lay rotting, for a week, in a field I can throw a stone at from my back yard.


And sure, I realize there are people out there who’ve lost a daughter and a sister and a friend; my heart truly goes out to them, but let’s be honest, this murder is about me.


The similarities between yours truly and what used to be Brianna Denison are striking. Now given, I do eat and hence weigh about fifty pounds more, but the height, the hair the age, it’s all the same. I’m consumed with the thought that if I unknowingly cross the killer’s path, I’m done.


Hell, I’m terrified to even write about the whole situation; I’ve watched enough movies to know that those who talk about the serial killer quickly become his prey. So here’s to hoping that you really can’t believe everything you see on TV.

4 comments:

Nikole said...

Oh Leila!! That sucks!! I am totally the same way.. Random shooting nearby... Worried too! I must admit I am more worried now that I am a paranoid schizophrenic.. :)

It's all good. Just have another burrito and dye your hair blond!! ;) Drink lots of wine, I heard that helps.

Robert said...

I live 3,000 miles away (give or take a couple), and I'm not an attractive girl - in fact I'm not any sort of girl - and I still got a cold shiver running down my back when I read your post.

I'm going along with the wine cure.

Leila V. said...

Nikole:
Would you believe I actually cut way back on burritos and then I had two after they found the body. I won’t even mention how much wine I’ve consumed.

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Robert:
Your being too modest, I think you’re a very attractive girl. ;)

Jobthingy said...

ack! scary. i would would be terrified also