Friday, October 28, 2011

Spooktacular continues--and #5 on my scary stuff countdown

Sidebar...I need to give a THANK YOU to Inspired Kathy
Who is Inspired Kathy? Is she a literary haiku goddess who beckons Fitzgeralds and Heminways to Valhalla? (or however it is spelled?) Quite possibly. But I know her as the person who set up this way cool blog hop.
This is a part of a blog hop giveaway promo. Details for how you can get a free book (and have a chance to win THREE free books) are in the sidebar at the right.
At the end of my “#5” on my creep out list, I’ve listed the entire blog hop participant list as links below so you can easily HOP from here to your next blog stop. Many, many thanks to Inspired Kathy because her extra effort has made things a lot easier on us.

ALSO: if you prefer NOT to leave your email in a comment, you may e-mail me privately at dawndeannawilson@gmail.com and enjoy the blog hop!
And dude---I’m noticing I’m getting a lot of hits from Russia. If you’re Russian and you want me to send you a copy of all three books, heck, I’ll do it, just for the sake of international relations. Seriously, I’m fascinated by the way the internet has made it easier to connect. Makes me wish I could travel more (but since I am a writer, there’s not a whole lot of $$ there!)

Continuing with the top ten things that scare the @#$@# out of me....

5. Tales told around the campfire

It’s not that these tales are really scary, per se, it’s just that someone always jumps out and yells “Boo!” or that “THE CALL WAS COMING FROM INSIDE THE HOUSE” and then, after I jump around like a loon and have a minor spas fit, I have to TRY to go to sleep.
As an insomniac (and a writer with a highly active imagination) it doesn’t take much for my mind to go all kinds of different crazy directions. Yep. No sleep going on that night....

Note that stories told around the campfire don’t have to mean stories told around the campfire. It can be any time of “creep out” story. I’m a writer, and it doesn’t take much for my imagination to run away with me.
I remember once my cousin was spending the night with me as a part of some family reunion, and our house was completely packed and she and I had to share a bed downstairs. Now, our basement has a nice little living area, but as you can imagine, it is still a basement. It’s filled with old antique dolls (see my doll comments below at #7...or was it #8?) numerous old / dusty things, and probably the body of Jimmy Hoffa for all I know. Anyway, my cousin started talking to me about this thing she saw on unsolved mysteries or some such, about a woman who could read auras, but didn’t get onto an elevator because she noticed no one on the elevator had an aura. Then THE CABLE SNAPPED AND THE ELEVATOR CRASHED AND EVERYBODY DIED!!!!
Urban legend or not, that’s all I need for a restless night. And if you don’t think waking up in the basement and seeing the moonlight bouncing off of one of your dad’s taxidermy deer head trophies would wig you out after hearing even the lamest story…well, you’d think wrong.
Tomorrow, I will give # 4 and #3, then counting down to 2 and #1 on Hallowee.
I've had some very, very, very, close guesses...so I'm adding another hint for those who want to try to win free copies of all my books (see previous hints insidebar).
The movie that featured this creature who is number one on my list (number one because I think I saw it) starred Richard Gere.
That should be a giveaway clue. 

And now…blog lists from the linky link…they are giving away some free stuff. If the links don't work, you can get back to the home base by clicking a link on the blog at right.
Free stuff. Nothing scary about that.
Speaking of free stuff, I have a demonic cat from post #6 I could try to send to you. (That cat should never get into the hands of America’s enemies.)


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2 comments:

Sophia Rose said...

Hilarious! What a great idea for a Halloween blog (Top #5). I too have almost wet my drawers over being 'boo'ed at a campfire story.

Thanks for participating in the hop and for the giveaway opportunity.

Dawn said...

You rock Sophia---
Ah yes, I have almost wet my pants over the random "Boo!" Of course, it doesn't take much, as I'm usually always hyped up on caffiene (even at an early age)...
You can expect a coupon code forthcoming,and thanks for stopping by!