The Jaws Effect

March 7, 2008

When I was a kid, they did a special movie night at our local pool, where we all sat on rafts and watched Jaws on a big movie screen. I don’t think I got back in that pool for the rest of the summer.

It just goes to show you how stories follow us long after we read the last chapter of a book or, in my case, paddle a flimsy raft as quickly as possible into shallow water and out of the pool.

 What stories have you seen/read lately that have stayed on your mind? 


3 Responses to “The Jaws Effect”

  1. Joanna Slan Says:

    Whoa, the summer I read in Cold Blood, I was so scared I couldn’t sleep without the lights on. Man, did that freak me out. As for Jaws, luckily I’ve spent enough time at the beach that nothing phases me. I just put my toes in the water and keep the rest of me safe!

    Cool website, Fox!

  2. Shari Says:

    Hi Angie. Loved your post on the BookEnds blog about pushing one’s story to the next level. 🙂 And that brought me here — glad to discover your site!

    As for the Jaws Effect… I remember “Carrie” stayed with me a long time (but that was way-back-when).

  3. Angie Fox Says:

    Thanks for stopping by! Isn’t it interesting that the scary stories seem to be the ones we remember most? I remember reading The Summoning by Bentley Little and being afraid to take my dog out that night. Because, you know, what if there “are” vampires out in the back yard?

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