Happy Tuesday, Monsters! I trust everyone survived St. Patrick’s Day. (I wore my green Chuck Ts and went to a basketball game — what a party animal!)
Before we begin, I’d like to say Happy Book Birthday to my friend and fellow author, Liz Coley, for the debut of her new YA psychological-mystery, Pretty Girl-13! It debuted today, and you are looking for good scare, check it out!
Okay, on with the post! This is the time of year when you find people “ooh-ing” and “ahh-ing” over fuzzy white bunnies, I’m reminded that, in fiction, bunnies aren’t always so very nice. Don’t believe me? Let’s examine the evidence:
Monty Python and the Holy Grail — my favorite killer bunny. I’ll just let the video speak for this one:
Bunnicula — My favorite Halloween book as a kid didn’t feature ghouls or gremlins or witches. Nope, I loved a vampiric bunny who sucked the juice out of vegetables rather than eating them. Now now, you knew I was twisted already. When this book came out, I was in second grade, and I’ve been smitten with Bunnicula since, going as far as to drop a Bunnicula reference into Matt Archer: Monster Hunter. To his credit, one of my beta readers caught it.
And finally, a young Jake Gyllenhaal is tormented by an (imaginary?) enormous bunny in Donnie Darko who manipulates him into committing a series of crimes. NOT A NICE RABBIT!
So I urge you, when you meet a bunny, beware. Who knows what evil lurks inside that furry exterior. Any evil bunnies I’ve missed? Any other terrifying woodland creatures we need to add to this springtime cautionary tail, er, tale?