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 countless magazines and anthologies. She has received three Norman Mailer Writers Colony Residencies, served as a co-editor for Read Short Fiction, has judged both writing and grant competitions and co-hosts the Dark Discussions Podcast. Her work Skeletons in the Swimmin’ Hole is a collection of ghost stories set in Disney Parks; her novel, Bad Apple, was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She’s also a member of the New England Horror Writers Association. More info: www.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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