Shadows will breathe

Shadows will breathe
"Careful. Evil has a way of making friends with the good and dragging them into the darkness." ~ Dr. Al Robbins

Friday, July 31, 2015

Win - Win - Win

August is my birthday month.
That is why I'm making it one hell of a celebration.
All through the month, I'll be giving away cool prizes, evil reads and horrific gifts.
How do you win?
Just by being a Creepster.
Each week, I'll pick one Creepster who has shown the most love by likes, comments, tweets, retweets, shares and posts on any and all of these Night Lights Cast Shadows social sites:

Google +

Join me in my celebration and win!
Good luck Creepsters.
I'll be watching...


And as with any contest here at Night Lights Cast Shadows, 
be sure to read the Contest Rules before you agree to participate.  
Thank you!

Thursday, July 30, 2015

From the Grave

For throw back Thursday,
I thought I'd keep the dancing theme going from Monday's post.

Although that Music Monday piece was a sweet and beautiful memory,
this one will be its exact opposite.

I got the idea for this short tale from a nightmare - a very gruesome one - and I just added some background story to create a little atmosphere for it.

This is another one of my favorites and according to the comments and emails I received from you Creepsters out there, it's one of yours too.  Thank you for the great feedback.  It makes this all worthwhile.

If you haven't read it yet -
Or maybe you want to revisit it -

Wednesday, July 29, 2015


"....But Thought has need of no such things,
For Thought has a pair of dauntless wings."

~ Robert Frost ~

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Monday, July 27, 2015

Train - Drops of Jupiter

I did not pick the song for #MusicMonday this week.  Instead, it picked me.
This song was released in 2001 and the fact that I heard it a hand full of times in the past week makes me realize how the Universe really, really works.

I've been a fan of Drops since the beginning and ever since my Grandma passed in 2008,  I've made it her song.  I know Pat Monahan (lead vocals) wrote this for his mother on her passing - (read the article here)  but it also seemed appropriate for my Gram.  As she aged, my grandmother developed dementia which made a lot of things difficult for her - simple things that we all do every day and take for granted - putting the milk in the fridge, shutting off the sink, folding laundry, recognizing loved ones - all became strange and challenging acts for her.  It made me quite sad.  As a caregiver for her, I helped her get through many days - and even though she didn't always call me by the correct name, she did always remember one thing....dancing.  She knew she loved it, was good at it, and - worst of all - she knew she missed it.  She always spoke about going out and dancing her troubles away and my heart ached for her, knowing she would never jitterbug again.  At least not in this world.  So this song makes me think of her fondly.  I imagine her as she was in her youth - no, better than she was even then - I imagine her now as celestial and free and happy and if nothing else, dancing.

And did you finally get the chance to dance along the light of day?

Missing any loved ones out there, Creepsters?
Have they made it to the other side?
Do you still hold a connection with them?

Share below.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Ancient Aliens: Season 8

Are you ready to discover the truth?
An all new season starts tonight, Creepsters.
Set those DVRs!

Thursday, July 23, 2015


I picked this piece for Throw Back Thursday because it's one of my favorites.
It is a combination of two nightmares I had and they both involved this quaint little souvenir shop of horrors -  
where everything was on sale, but not an item could be purchased.  
I've never been a fan of shopping 
(I think it may be a nightmare in itself) 
but I thought of the millions of people who do enjoy it 
and how much less they would do of it
 if they had to go and find the source of the product they craved to own.  
Then, the monsters came.  
 They were just waiting for the right customer.
And for the sun to go down.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

Oh.  Hell.  Yes.
I've been waiting for this since last summer!
It promises three times the shark and three times the nado!  That's seem like a lot to deliver, but I trust these guys to come through - they always do.
Any of my Creepsters out there tuning in to this Sci-Fi favorite tonight?

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Into The Night...

Hold my soul until I come back for it.
I must go and fight the good fight.

~ dpb ~

Monday, July 20, 2015

Sinister 2

No way in hell can I see this one.
I probably wouldn't sleep for years.
How about you, Creepsters?
Scary enough for ya?

Friday, July 17, 2015

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Throw Back Thursday

In honor of a very cool bar I went to this past weekend
- (Thanks Kim and Matt) -
 I have pulled out this Jekyll and Hyde nightmare from a few years back.

This tiny tale of good vs. evil came to me in a dream.
It was truly an altercation between the two forces, but one of respect and awareness.
Find out more about this meeting in 

The battle is ongoing.
What side are you on?

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Wear It Proudly.

Some of us like to wear it everyday,
but this is a good place to start.
To Wednesday!

Find image here 

Monday, July 13, 2015

The Walking Dead: Season 6

OMG!  Have you seen it?
The preview for October?
This could be the best season yet!

Fan-atic of The Walking Dead?
What do you think of the preview, Creepsters?

Thursday, July 9, 2015


This was one of my favorites to write.
It came to me as I was sitting outside one evening, 
drinking a beer and contemplating life. 
I thought of all the people in this world and all the shit we have to tend to and how we each deal with tragedy in our own way and on our own terms.
I created Krista based on a number of people and conditions.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The Gallows

Any of you Creepsters out there going to The Gallows this weekend?

Monday, July 6, 2015

I Do.

"My hours are married to shadow."
~Sylvia Plath ~
from The Colossus

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Jurassic World

***This contest is officially closed***
We have a winner!


Finally got out to see this incredible movie.
Steven Spielberg never disappoints.  Am I right?

In honor of such an exhilarating franchise -and quite a lucrative one as well -
Night Lights Cast Shadows is sending one Creepster a "Pocket full of knowledge".
(At least that what it calls itself)
Win this Pocket Dinosaur book by being the first to answer correctly the trivia question.
Comment below.

Which group of animals do the Dinosaurs belong to?


(As always, please check the Contest Rules before you agree to participate.)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

"The Churchyard Sleep"

I died for beauty, but was scarce
Adjusted in the tomb,
When one who died for truth was lain
In an adjoining room.

He questioned softly why I failed?
"For beauty," I replied.
"And I for truth, - the two are one;
We brethren are," he said.

And so, as kinsmen met a night,
We talked between the rooms,
Until the moss had reached our lips,
And covered up our names.

~ Emily Dickinson ~