Meeting you led me to open this closet door, where an eight-foot black snake was coiled. It's tail and lower body on the upper shelf and it's head resting on a clothes hanger. The serpent gave me an evil stare, reared back and spat a gallon of rotten, foul black puss in my face. I quickly slammed the door shut and ran away, dripping wet, to the other side of town. I had numerous hot, soapy baths to wash the nasty mess away. But the foul smell and the stain remains, even after a month.
Will I ever recover?
Bio: Bill Marles graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1973 with a degree in Sociology. He then worked at a humble job in the private sector for many years. Recently he acted in a documentary art film called “The Dark and The Wounded”, as a ghost. The film was shot on Halloween Eve in a deserted mental hospital. He has visited the Carpathian Mountains of Romania on the trail of Dracula. Next month, he's going to the Scottish Highlands, another area with a dark mysterious past.