Monthly Archives: October 2015

Horror Short Stories

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  • We get together every year on Valentine’s Day. It was the anniversary of the day we died.
  • His eyes seemed to pierce my soul. Almost even more so than the knife he stuck in me.
  • The liquid flowed gently down the tube. The moment it touched my face, my skin began to burn off.
  • She could be the perfect wife. If only he could find the right head to put on her body.
  • They told me I would live forever. They didn’t mention it would be in a tube.
  • You complained so much about your broken heart, so I fixed it. Now you don’t have one.
  • The girl in the closet started singing again. I live alone.
  • “Don’t let me in!” my mom yelled over the phone as I opened the door. The woman standing outside was not my mother.
  • The little man crawled under my bathroom stall. My screams weren’t heard when he skinned me.
  • A beautiful boy sits on the swing. The fragments of the dead bodies surround him like confetti.

Writing Playlist #10-Halloween

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Welcome to the Black Parade by My Chemical Romance

A world that sends you reeling/From decimated dreams/Your misery and hate will kill us all/So paint it black and take it back

Don’t Fear the Reaper by Blue Oyster Cult

Seasons don’t fear the reaper/Nor do the wind, the sun, or the rain

Zombie by The Cranberries

Another mother’s breakin’/Heart is taken over/When the violence causes silence

Werewolf Heart by Dead Man’s Bones

You’d like nice in a grave/I smile at the moon/Death is on my face/And if you wait too long/Then you’ll never see the dawn again

Broken Out in Love  by Mark Crozer

He won’t see the sun again for years to come/He’s broken out in love

Build God Then We Will Talk by Panic! at the Disco

The rooms have a hint of asbestos/And maybe just a dash of formaldehyde/And the habit of decomposing/Right before your very (la la la la ) eyes

Bad Moon Rising by Creedence Clearwater Revival

I see a bad moon rising/I see trouble on the way/I see earthquakes and lightnin’/I see bad times today

Animal I have Become by Three Days Grace

Help me believe it’s not the real me/Somebody help me tame this animal/I can’t escape myself

Panic Room by Theory of a Deadman

Chaos all around/Be quiet/Just be calm/I’m better off alone like I have been all along

The Devil and I by Slipknot

Too many times we’ve let it come to this/Step inside/See the Devil in I/I know you’ll find your answers in the end

Monster by Skillet

It’s scratching on the walls/In the closet/In the walls/It comes awake/And I can’t control it

Inside the Fire by Disturbed

As a little child/She was taken/And then forsaken/You will remember it all/Let it blow your mind again

Thriller by Michael Jackson

You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes/You’re paralyzed/’Cause this is thriller, thriller night

Living Dead Girl by Rob Zombie

Defunct the strings of cemetery things/With one flat foot on the devil’s wing

This is Halloween by Marilyn Manson

This is Halloween/Everybody make a scene/Trick or Treat till the neighbors die of fright

 

Bad Girls Don’t Die by Katie Alender-A Book Review

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Bad Girls Don’t Die is the first book in a trilogy. As a young adult paranormal book it is pretty much a standard read. The main character, Alexis, is of course an outcast who hates the cheerleaders and has problems at home.  The paranormal part of the book is pretty standard. Watch enough scary movies and you know how this book will go.

That’s not to say that this book is bad. It didn’t scare me or surprise me or keep me on the edge off my seat or anything, but I wasn’t bored.  I liked Alexis a lot. Actually, I liked all the characters. I liked the little mystery and how it unfolded. I liked how it was written, and how fast this book took me to read. The buildup of the book was nice, but the ending seemed rushed. I didn’t like that so much. And it left me with some questions about what Alender skimmed over.

As I said, this is the first in a trilogy. Honestly, I have no idea why. Everything was solved, and wrapped up. As of this point I don’t think I will read the other books, but I won’t rule it out. Reading about Alexis again would be fun, but it isn’t something I am dying to do. Though, I did see on goodreads that the ratings on the books got higher as the series went on. That’s something to think about.

I think this is a good book to read around Halloween if you want something to warm up for other, scarier books. Or, if you are someone who scares easily, I think this would be perfect for you.

Ten Spooky Ghost Stories

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The Ghost of Abraham Lincoln

Lincoln’s ghost is quite busy. He roams the rooms he stayed in while he was the president in the White House, Ford’s Theatre where he was assassinated, and in Springfield, Illinois where he was laid to rest. The train that moved his body from the White House to Springfield is also seen a lot.

Alcatraz 

On Alcatraz Island, the maximum high-security federal prison, Alcatraz, held some of the most ruthless criminals over the years before it was shut down. Now, it is only open to tours due to the many paranormal happenings that have since been reported. Different sorts of ghost stories have been reported all over the prison, but my favorite is the one involving cell 14D. A prisoner in the 1940s screamed throughout the night that a creature with glowing eyes was killing him. The next day, he was found strangled to death. Later, when doing head counts, a guard counted one too many, and claimed he saw the dead inmate standing in line with the others. Though I did watch one of those ghost shows where they visited the prison, and they found a gas leak in the cell. That explains the inmates delusions about a creature, but they couldn’t explain everything people saw.

Bloody Mary

I think everyone knows this story. Say, “Bloody Mary” three times in the mirror and a girl covered in blood appears and fucks you up. But, when researching, I found out the old tale was to walk backwards up the stairs holding a lit candle and a hand mirror in a darkened house. As they looked in the mirror, they were supposed to either see their future husband’s face or see a skull (or the face of the grim reaper). This meant they would die before they could get married.

The Picture of Freddy Jackson

Freddy Jackson was killed in a freak accident while working in the Royal Air Force, but that didn’t mean he didn’t appear in a group picture take two days later.

La Llorona or The Weeping Woman

A woman dressed in white is seen walking up and down the river crying for her children. Story goes she drowned her children in a fit of jealously, and then killed herself when she realized what she had done.

Kids of the Railroad Tracks

Close to San Juan Mission there is a set of railroad tracks. People say in the 1930s or the 1940s there was an accident were the train collided with a school bus, and ten children died. Since then, it is said these children haunt those tracks, protecting anybody else from getting hurt. People claim if they their car stops on the tracks, the children will move them off the track. Others have claimed to hear children’s voices and laughter.

El Silbon/The Whistler

In Venezuela, The Whistler is the harbinger of death. Legend has it that a spoiled brat demanded that his father hunt a deer for him, but when the father does not find a deer, the son kills him, cutting out his heart and liver. He then had his mom cook them for dinner. When his mom learns the truth about what happened, tortures her son with the help of the grandfather, and curses the son, transforming him into a thin ghost with long limbs. He wanders around carrying a bag of bones from his victims, whilst whistling a tune. A vicious dog always follows him, nipping at his heels. He is said to punish cheaters and drunks by removing their belly buttons and sucking out the alcohol.

La Ciguapa

In Dominican Republic, it is said that a woman with long hair that covers her naked body lures men with her beauty and sensuality in order to either kill and eat them or trap them forever. She is said to be a demon living in deep caves. Her most famous trait is her backward facing feet, which help to confuse her trackers.

The Ghost of Anne Powell

Though there are many versions of Anne Powell’s death, all of them talk about her heartbreak and subsequent suicide by throwing herself into the bricks below the 17 Hundred 90 Inn and Restaurant in Savannah. Her room was located on the second floor, room 204, which is where her spirit is usually present. Guests who wish to stay in that room were made to sign a waiver in case they decided to leave in the middle of the night. Anne has been known to sit in chairs, fold people’s clothes, move things around, and yanks off the covers from guests early in the morning. She does not like paranormal investigators.

Three-Legged Dog Ghost

In Maine, a three-legged husky with a light glow appears around midnight in Loon Pond. It’s not clear why he always appears there, but some believe that is where he lost his fourth leg.

October Book Recommendations

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Vicious by V.E. Schwab

Vicious (Vicious, #1)

I am Not a Serial Killer by Dan Wells

I Am Not A Serial Killer (John Cleaver, #1)

Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma

Forbidden

Angelfall by Susan Ee

Angelfall (Penryn & the End of Days, #1)

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children (Miss Peregrine’s Peculiar Children, #1)

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

Through the Woods

On the Lips of Children by Mark Mattews

On the Lips of Children

Horns by Joe Hill

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The Shining by Stephen King

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Doctor Sleep by Stephen King

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The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty

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