You say he was kind and thoughtful to you, I believe it. People who study this sort of thing say he was trying to stop. Why? Because you helped him. That probably saved some lives. You didn’t draw a freak. You drew a man with a freak on his back. Red Dragon (2002)
// remove everything that has no relevance to the story. if you say in the first chapter that there is a rifle hanging on the wall, in the second or third chapter it absolutely must go off. if it’s not going to be fired, it shouldn’t be hanging there. //
"I was the one who met the girls, talked to them. Laughed and joked. Found out where they lived, where they were going, when they’d be alone. Girls that looked just like me. They could have been my friends."