Happy Easter! Easter decorations can be terrifying…

How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love the Bunny - similar to mine

This isn’t the electric bunny my family had when I was a kid, but it’s similar.

Whether or not you celebrate this holiday, I don’t think any of us can deny that sometimes, Easter decorations—especially vintage ones—can be creepy.

Growing up, we had a rather freaky plastic Easter Bunny that lit up. I have no photos of it, but its image is burned permanently into my brain. When I started writing my short story, “How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love the Bunny,” back in 2004, the internet wasn’t quite as developed as it is today. Googling for “vintage electric Easter Bunnies” really didn’t turn up anything; my memory was all I had to go on.

Today, the game is different. Google “vintage electric Easter Bunnies” and you’ll get quite the boatload of creepy images (although I still haven’t found the one). Here’s a couple of winners that are the stuff of nightmares, and don’t forget to check out “How I Learned to Stop Complaining and Love the Bunny”—a long out-of-print reader favorite—in my upcoming collection, The Shadows Behind, from Books and Boos Press at http://bit.ly/shadowsbehind.

Happy Easter!



About kristipetersenschoonover

A ghost story writer who still sleeps with the lights on, Kristi Petersen Schoonover’s fiction has appeared in many magazines and anthologies; her traditionally published books include a short story collection, THE SHADOWS BEHIND. She was the recipient of three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies and holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She serves as co-host of the DARK DISCUSSIONS podcast, as founding editor of the dark literary journal 34 ORCHARD, and is a member of the New England Horror Writers. Follow her adventures at kristipetersenschoonover.com.

Posted on April 21, 2019, in Books and Boos Press, Deep Thoughts & Fun Stuff, Horror Stories, News, The Shadows Behind and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. OMGoodness, the bunny with the Coke can. That one’s disturbing to me!
    Happy Easter!

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