“True! nervous, very, very dreadfully nervous I had been and am; but why will you say that I am mad?”
Edgar A. Poe. “The Tell-Tale Heart”
Damn, that’s good, and at the moment I’m into lines that work, that do the job. This one surely does that. We’ve all read the story, right, and do you know why? Mainly because teenagers are always eager to read for a good case of the heebie-jeebies or, more likely, only if they’re ensured a good case of the heebie-jeebies. This famous line is as good a guarantee as you’ll get. I can’t read it without tensing up, can you? Oh, what is up with this person? What. Is. Up? Nervous? Aren’t you feeling a little anxious yourself? A lot? If I had two Xanax, I’d give you one.