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By Becky Moore
I’ve never been a big fan of masks, though I can’t necessarily pinpoint the exact reason. I worked in theatre for many years, and my director loved to sneak up and grab me while he was in costume—with facial prosthetics—because he knew I would squeal and squirm and mortify myself, if I was the kind of gal that gave a damn.
My imagination always runs away with me, and that mask phobia carries over to my darkness phobia. Rather than worrying about the serial killer who might live down the street, I’m far more worried about the zombies that will likely creep out from behind the house when I take the dog out at night, or the Boogeyman in my closet (thanks Stephen King!). As you can imagine, October is a nightmare for me.
There’s a horror movie on every channel, every freaking night. The night sky is darker. The cloud-covered moon is spookier. And the likelihood of running into some be-masked person lingers around every corner.
But man, oh man, do I love to do a little role-playing. Maybe it’s the writer in me, with the constant barrage of conversation and narrative running through my head. Maybe it’s the bad girl in me, who savors the most excellent sparks my husband and I continue to generate after 18 years. Who knows, but with the world preparing to don costumes, masks, and different personas next month, it begs the question:
· Are you a role player?
· “Who” (or what) would you want to ravish you?
We’re in the middle of our adult co-ed soccer season right now, so I like my mister to show me a little David Beckham—if he gets to have David’s thighs and oblique’s, then I get to borrow Victoria’s narrow hips and flat stomach, right? Additionally, with his ripped legs from all the running he does on the pitch, I would love to see him in a hot set of manties and leather chest straps like King Leonidas of Sparta.
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