Sunday, November 15, 2015
Letters to the Purple Satin Killer, by Joshua Chaplinsky
A funny story on a sad subject: people who obsess about serial killers. Jonas Williker is on trial for multiple murders and his correspondents (almost all women) can't get enough of him.
There is a twelve-year-old who wants him to embrace Jesus. His mother assures him that she is confident he is innocent. (She is watching Oz to keep informed of his situation.) Staci, well, Staci is very blunt about what she wants but I can't repeat her requests here. Then there is Ginny who tells him about the two kids she adopted ("The approval process is faster for [special needs children], because no one wants them," and says "Whenever I get a letter from you I turn on Court TV and turn the volume down, so I can read it out loud and pretend you're talking to me." And then there is Candace, a PhD student who wants to study women who are sexually attracted to criminals. Purely for academic reasons, of course.
Horrible people. Damned funny story.