You Like Murderers, Mutts and Monsters
Dear Reader: You’re a nice person, right?
Tell yourself that all you like. Your reading tastes, at least on my site, tell me a different story.
In 2020, I wrote about poets, philosophers, and kings ( a president-elect being an American-kind of king). Did you care? Enough to click? Not so much. My stats say you’re more taken with murderers, mutts and monsters.
This deadly dame sold “divorce-in-a bottle”
Some 600 unwanted husbands were hurried along to meet their maker thanks to the concoctions of this convicted murderess. Even more disturbing? The number of YOU, dear readers, who clicked through to make this my most-read article of 2020. Were you looking to pick up pointers?
The Woman Whose ‘Cosmetics’ Poisoned Over 600 Unwanted Husbands
Her Aqua Tofana was ‘divorce-in-a-bottle’
Were they men or were they monsters?
The women who were bedded by this barbarian, this body-shamer, and this heinous belly-jumper surely thought they’d married monsters. Judging by this story’s popularity, lots of you like rubbernecking at wretched relationships.
Four of History’s Worst Romantic Breakups
Sorry starts and fiasco finishes you’ll be glad weren’t yours
At least you love your mutt
Despite your fascination with murderous and monstrous humans, your abiding love of our four-legged friends reassures me of the basic goodness of your heart. Would a psychopath care what his dog thought? I think not. But YOU cared enough to read this dog’s ode to his human.
Thank you for reading! And in 2021 . . .
Strive to be the kind of person your dog thinks you are. — J.W. Stephens