“They used to be afraid of the dark,” the old bogeyman said.
“And either huddle or run when they just heard a noise in the dark,” the dullahan added, “or outright faint.”
“Last time I tried to scare someone, they asked where I got the mask,” the nopperra-bo said.
“I blame the movies.”
The dullahan lifted his head from his knees with both hands to nod it.
“They made humans brave.”
The nopperra-bo sneered, “No, they just made them jaded.”
“Either way, I fear we do not matter anymore. Humans have become too good at scaring each other.”