So you want to take a peek at the darker side?
Close your eyes. Are they shut tight? You’ll see the vilest creature behind the eyelids, inside the deepest, darkest shadows of your own mind. You’re a demon awaiting to be discovered.
Power, revenge, greed. You have them inside your DNA. We all do. We all want things we don’t need, justification gives us our right to take.
But if Earth provides everything, why is there a need to possess more?
In a literary sense, noir is the darkest level of writing of all. It utilizes humanity’s evil side to support in its narrative. Whether it’s snatching a second slice of pie when no one’s looking or taking away someone’s life, it’s in our DNA to be evil. It’s noir.
In the animal kingdom stimuli rules. Food, shelter and mating rights govern everything. It’s a system of absolute perfection.
Along comes Homo sapien and ruins it with revenge, power and payback. Advancement at the expense of another is uniquely human.
It’s flawed but it’s totally unnatural to repress instinct by attaining perfect civility too.
We’re at war with ourselves.
One part of us wants one thing while another bows to social expectations. It’s ripping us to pieces.
Growing banks of twisted hostilities activate the evil but dormant DNA embedded within our cells. A primeval creature will awaken and ascend to neutralize the intruder that disturbs it.
There’s no right and wrong in his presence. He’s simply looking for a balance – a suitable sanctuary in which to find inner peace and sleep again.
It’s a perfect monster inside an imperfect animal. Sometimes evil leaks out.
On writing SEETHINGS, I ventured into this darkness to find Him. I freed my Beast. For a single second, I saw the creature and looked into its eyes!
I never meant to cause hurt. That wasn’t my intention. All I wanted was to take a peek and find some of that peace.
For that I am sorry.