There’s something about the stark white of bathroom tiles that screams to monsters. Maybe it’s our entropic need for chaos. Maybe it just hits us in our need to be naughty. Maybe we just crave a little more color where there is none.
Whatever the reason, monsters like making bathrooms messy. Monsters especially love making showers messy. And, unfortunately for our warm-blooded victims, we find most often that striking them while they’re most vulnerable is the way to go.
Why kill people when they’re clean and naked? Have you ever tried to stab someone in a trench coat or a mud pit? Yeah. Bad ideas.
There’s nothing like a bright red streak of blood to stand out against clean, wet shower tiles.
So remember, when you have been running scared all night, and finally have a few minutes to clean up while you think it’s safe, ponder the clues of your attacker’s identity carefully.
It’s probably the person you least expect, in the shower, with the butcher knife.