It was more than a fog. It was a paralyzing fear. It had changed everything around her into something dangerous and unknown. When it cleared, and things were normal, she felt like a dumb child and scolded herself as such.
Even the voice was familiar now. When she actually saw the creature that produced it, she laughed out loud. A parrot? Really, she feared for her life, over the voice of a parrot?
She followed it inside. The fog filled the living room. She walked into it with confidence. Fearless because it was just a bird. She was wrong!
Interview with Alana Haase about Fogoyle
CMR: First reactions
Alana: I was completely creeped out! ( and amazed at how frighteningly the “fog” was described. I could almost FEEL it. Creepy!
CMR: Then she did her job
CMR: What did you think about the characters?
Alana: I really liked her, she seemed like a neighbor to me.
CMR: Was it written in first, second, or third person?
Alana: First, and believable! I LOVED it when she screamed and cursed when she saw the bird the first time.
CMR: Did it have an overall effect on the story line?
Alana: Hmmm… I guess it did, I had not thought of that. I was disappointed the story ended so abruptly but —- spoiler alert!—-
When the narrator is “disposed of” the tale is over!
CMR: All good things must end, right? It sucks when that happens.
Alana: It does! I wanted it to be longer I was so enjoying being scared!
CMR: If it was written any other way, how would the outcome be?
Alana: Hmmm… not to step on anyone’s story but perhaps if it had not been in first person we could have gotten a metamorphosis scene with the bird and found out what it was and where it came from? I LOVED it, just wanted it to continue!
CMR: Would you read a sequel or any other book that Christy put forth?
Alana: What’s better than a good scary story? Why HECK YEAH!