“His brilliance, his sheer audacity, was to bury the bodies where everyone could see them, where people could look right at them; where many actually made the trip specifically to see them.
His brilliance was to put it all out there in public, hiding his crimes in full view.
Yes, the devil ran in the open air, and we had no way of knowing just who he was.”
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This seed was triggered as I read a random post out on the interwebs – don’t know if I’ll do anything with it, but I do already know exactly what he does with the bodies and it’s pretty horrific. I haven’t written an out and out horror novel since the early 90’s, and I’m not sure I particularly want to write another right now – but if I did, it would be a cracker.
And yes, this particular devil would run in the open air, his victims celebrated in plain sight.