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

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

The Jackuary Contest

***This contest is closed.***
We have our winner.
Congratulations, Billy!!!

Anyone who knows me, knows I am a huge fan of this guy:

Found image in Pinterest

So, in his honor - or rather - in his name,
let's have a Jackuary contest.

Just tell me Jack's last name and win this surprise:

Creepster :  "OMG.  Is that Jack gift wrap?"
Me :  "Why, yes it is."
Creepster : "That is cool as shit."

I cannot tell you what it is, because it is all wrapped up and ready to go to its new owner.
But I will tell you, it is perfect for this wintry season.

So, be the first Creepster to post the correct answer below and win.

And - as always - please read the Contest Rules before agreeing to participate.
Thanks for playing, Creepsters!


Monday, January 30, 2017


You are my darkness.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

Childhood Angst

Name a horror movie you watched as a kid that ruined you.

Thursday, January 26, 2017


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So much truth in this quote.
So much sadness too.

It makes me wonder about my own story?
About those I write and those I live.
Truth be told, this quote has me doing some soul-searching.
What about you?
What is your story about, Creepster?
What does it say?
Is it beautiful and tragic?
Is it full of love and loss?
Can it change a life?
Will it make a difference?
Will it make me cry? Laugh? Want to live?
Is it worthy of a read?
And are you proud of it?
Scared of it?
Happy in it?
Ashamed to share it?

I truly hope your story is a good one, Creepster.
I hope it's a long one.
And I hope it's one for the ages.

Creep On...

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Know Thyself...

Another reason to embrace the night...

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Monday, January 23, 2017

In This River

This came to me highly recommended and rightfully so.
Now, I pass it on to you for #MusicMonday.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

From Out The Shadows

"The darkness is just as beautiful as the light.
And sometimes, 
even more so,
depending on where you stand."


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Always Lurking

"He had reminded her that the world was a dangerous place, 
a shadowy cellar 
with nightmare creatures crouching in the dark corners."

 ~ Dean Koontz ~

I read a lot these days.
It helps me occupy my mind and keep it in check.
I found an old Koontz book in my stack of reads - I had purchased this old gem from a book sale last summer.  It was quite a disturbing read and I don't exactly recommend it, but there was this line in it that resonated somewhere inside of me; somewhere dark and boding.  I thought I'd share it and see if you might connect with it too?  Maybe understand its meaning?  Heed its warning?

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Hello Again

My Dear Creepsters,

I am back.
For the last couple months I have been shrouded in darkness.
I have been sad and angry and a bit self-destructive.
Death can do that to someone.  

I am working through it.
I am - slowly - picking myself back up and reentering the world of the living, trying my best to find my footing once again.
As anyone who has experienced this kind of loss knows, some days are better than others.
Time is both a friend and a foe.
Life is both a gift and a chore.
One minute, I'm moving along and thinking to myself - sometimes even talking to myself aloud - Yeah, I got this and It'll all be okay.  The next minute, it's as if someone has slugged me in the gut and I crumble, hugging my knees and heaving sobs like a child.  

I lost my sister; my best friend; the greatest part of me.  And even though I know she is in a better place, and that, someday - when Time decides - I will get to see her again, be with her again, laugh with her again, there are times when I just cannot be consoled.

Time is helping with the wound.
It's a double-edge sword though, isn't it?

Writing helps.
It gets me to quiet the voices and maintain a bit of mental control - at least for a little while.

Your support helps.
All of the messages and love and kind words.
I wonder if you know how much that means to me?
Thank you, Creepsters - you know who you are - thank you for checking in with me over the last couple months, even if it was just to say Hi or Happy Holidays or You are missed.
Thank you.
I am truly grateful for you, for being here with me to welcome me back, and for being part of this community.  And now that I am broken, I'm assuming only more darkness will seep out of me.  I hope you're ready for it.

Shall we Creep On together?
Shall we move through 2017 as a unified front?  As a dominating force?
I'm ready if you are, Creepsters.

Let's do this.