Tuesday, October 10, 2017
October Frights Annual Blog Hop!
Ever since I was a kid, I got a really weird kick out of scaring myself silly.
It started long before I discovered Stephen King (that didn't happen until sixth grade). I was a relentless pursuer of the Bloody Mary legend at day camp--when I was eight years old. To this day, I still can't look into a mirror in a dark room.
In high school, I'd sit in my perfectly peaceful bedroom late at night, imagining all the horrific things that weren't but possibly could be hiding in the shadows downstairs...then have to work up the nerve to go down to the bathroom, all the while straining to hear the things that weren't there (but quite possibly could have been). And then I'd run from them.
On family vacations, I'd drag the husband along on ghost tours--and then go back to the hotel, disappointed that no one ended up possessed. Fifteen dollar for a few stories and the chance to fool around with a K2 meter used to seem like a legit spend of money.
Now, if I don't capture compelling EVPs or end up with demon scratches on my leg, I'm bummed, and I keep the rest of the family up saying things like, "Now, what *would* have been cool is if we got chased by a vengeful spirit and had to run for our lives." Everyone else would put in earplugs and go to sleep, and I'd start to worry I ended up with a spirit attachment who was just biding its time before it made my life a living hell.
King. Poe. Kruger. Halloween. Ghost hunting. Thrill rides. Disturbing movies. Haunted houses. Scary books. All of these glorious things fed an over-active imagination and resulted in a kid who was convinced she really ought to be afraid of the dark.
Ought to be afraid. Never quite made it, but I'm trying.
In fact, I keep digging and prying into the shadows, waiting for the big payoff. It'll come one day, I'm sure, and I will totally lose my poo.
Until then...I run, hoping something will chase.
Comment below and tell me: what's your favorite way to be scared? I'm looking for new ways to scare myself silly, so tell me what sends you into an adrenaline coma. One commenter will win Frights (a black cat Beanie Boo) and a signed copy of M is for Monster, an A to Z collection of things that belong in the dark.
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