What are black cats
Tell me, God Almighty, what are black cats?”
The answer is simple but also a bit of a shock, even to me. They’re black cats. They’re not witches. They’re not bad spirits. They’re not good spirits. They’re just black cats.
This is a central idea of the book. Black cats are just black cats. They’re not proof of any supernatural power. They’re not proof of a witch’s power. They’re not proof of a devil’s power. They’re just black cats.
Now, I’m not going to say that black cats are a perfect metaphor. It’s not perfect. The book is based on a true story. There were no black cats. There were no witches. There were no demons. There were no good spirits. And there were no (good) witches. But it is a very powerful image, and when I look back on the book I think of it as a black cat. At least, that’s what I think of it now. It was a black cat when I wrote it. It’s a black cat now.
In the book, I’m the black cat. I’m the writer who creates the story. The entire book is a story that I’ve created, and I’m going to tell you about it.
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In truth, the events of the book are based on some very real experiences. There were black cats. There were witches. There were demons. There were good spirits. And there were (good) witches.
The original story began in the fall of 1968, when a young mother and her two young children were killed in their home. She had been stabbed. Her children had been beaten with a hammer. Nothing had been stolen. Nothing had been disturbed. The crimes were inexplicable.
The police, in the beginning, seemed to have no suspects. But within days of the crimes, they arrested a local man. He was a drifter who had lived in the area for only a few weeks. He was unemployed, a loner, and a drifter. He lived alone in a small cabin. He was never seen outside. He never seemed to have any friends. He was a local oddity.
The local oddity was called the Black Man.
A few months passed, and the local oddity was arrested for another crime. He was a drifter who had been living in the area for only a few weeks. He was unemployed, a loner, and a drifter. He lived alone in a small cabin. He was never seen outside. He never seemed to have any friends. He was a local oddity.
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