Five Memorable Creepy Bird Appearances in Literature
Written by Jeremy Hepler
Throughout history, humans have often feared birds, labeling them as demons, making sacrifices to them, and creating cautionary tales about them. Today there is even a medical term for the persistent fear of birds: ornithophobia. Here's a list of five pieces of literature with creepy birds that gave me the chills.
HorrorTalk would like to thank Jeremy Hepler for popping in to share this with us! You can follow along with his tour with these hashtags: #TheBoulevardMonster #bluebirds #birdsofhorror #BloodshotBooks
Native to the Texas Panhandle, Jeremy Hepler now lives in a small rural community in central Texas with his wife Tricia and son Noah. Throughout his life, he has worked jobs ranging from welder's hand to health care assistant, but writing has always been his passion.
Jeremy is a member of the Horror Writer's Association (HWA) and is currently working on his second novel, Demigod Dreams. In the last five years, he has had twenty-four short stories published in various small and professional markets, and in 2014, he placed second in the Panhandle Professional Writers Short Story Competition. You can contact him via Facebook or Twitter (@jeremyhepler) where you will find links to his blog and Amazon author page.
The Boulevard Monster, Synopsis:
I KNOW WHAT YOU HAVE HEARD ABOUT ME
You say that I am a madman. You say that I am dangerous. You say that I am the one who has been abducting women, slaughtering them, and burying their corpses all around this city for years. You are wrong, because only part of that statement is true...
I AM NOT A KILLER
I know that you probably won't believe me. Not now. Not after all that has happened, but I need to tell my side of the story. You need to know how this all began. You need to hear about the birds, but most of all, you need to understand...