Is it normal i used to write very dark stories as a kid?

More specifically around 11 and 12. I remember being a big fan of Tim Burton at that age, who’s famous for his dark style. One story I wrote in particular comes to mind where I had a young boy kill a little girl he befriended so she wouldn’t lose a white light (which I used as a metaphor for puberty and adulthood. Come to think of it, I don’t really remember what it was, but I recall specifically mentioning that he kept his hand over the part he cut to prevent blood coming out, but didn’t work. Unfortunately when we moved I couldn’t find my old notebooks so I may never get a refresher).

Idk why but around this time I was obsessed with dark and creepy things, and always prided myself on thinking of things adults would consider inappropriate for me. Like I said earlier I was obsessed with Tim Burton and I particularly liked his short film Vincent, and I found myself relating to him, enjoying being depressed for no reason in some bizarre oxymoron.

I wish I could remember more from the example I gave because it would really help bring this point across, and it’s not even the only one, just the one I thought was Darkest.

Is It Normal?
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  • That's what children love to do. I loved to listen to creepy, Gothic music too -- cuz it's simply fun & cool.

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    • Creepy, I was just writing a scary story to creepy circus music before I saw this!

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  • As a young child I was also interested in those types of stories. I actually still write suspense/twisted/horror stories. I'm finishing one today. I think it can be human nature in many ways to explore darker themes.

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  • Dude same. I'm in puberty right now and my stories always end up sad or fucked up even though I don't want them to be.

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  • Yes.

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  • Are you psycho now? If not get over it.

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  • It's fairly normal. Now all you need is a fat emo girl to knight you as an edge lord.

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  • In puberty it's kinda common to like edgy stuff, as long as it's not something degenerate

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