Do you have a yearning for the moon and the stars?
Of course you do. That’s why you’re here. There’s a certain something that draws you into it and it goes deeper than words can describe. It’s not explainable except to say that it’s a primal desire.
This attraction is called nyctophilia. Don’t worry, it’s not a disease.
Humans have many inexplicable attractions built into their DNA. Nyctophilia is one of them. It’s part of who we are. Some say its the psyche’s wish to return our bodies to the holiest elements of our origins – to a time long before the Internet, Religion, Civility. We ache to connect with our ancient ancestor who once lived by the laws of Earth, Wind and Fire.
There are those of us who have a primal attraction to water and the sea too. Another group of us gravitates to fire and lightning. There is another who are drawn to serial killers.
I thought we were talking about the Earth’s elements and what attracts us to them.
It was. That’s only a ruse.
I deceptively brought you this far so I could take you down a different path, one that leads to a story of primal programming about fear and the darkness.
What makes us think we can walk into the night without a care in the world? It’s illogical to walk into an unknown place without experiencing some kind of fear.
It’s a simple answer. It’s not an unknown place.
We believe nothing will hurt us because nothing from there has ever hurt us before. We place our trust in it and so walk into the dark fearlessly.
Trust takes time to manufacture.
There’s a difference between trust, courage and blind stupidity.
Convincing oneself to ignore their inner-animal’s fear and put faith in the unknown is a learned trait. It defies logic. That’s why nyctophiles are my best victims.
I watch them foolishly wander deep beyond the illuminated areas of town because they’ve done it before. They’ve never been a victim before.
They also place their trust in me.
They should. I’ve always exuded it. To be honest, if history has proved anything, my character is dependable to a fault. Sometimes it’s tiresome to be so honest. Occasionally, I like to put that fault aside and cut loose.
I too have a special primal need programed inside my DNA. Mine is to wake the dormant beast and take ourselves to the hunt.
There are plenty of nyctophiles who’ll venture into the dark alone tonight, trusting something they should well fear.
I don’t care how they justify their unnatural fixation, I’m just happy they have one that perfectly coincides with mine.
Creep you later!
-M (Author of Darkness Awakes)
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