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

Thursday, June 27, 2019

Biding Time



The moon was lined with silver;
A slight breeze blew in.
The Dark came to visit;
With a voice upon the wind.
             
                     ~ Deevious ~




#tbt
#CreepOn
#MyWriting
#MyWords



Wednesday, June 26, 2019

🌎 World Class Reading...

I don't know about you, Creepsters but I love astrology.
Give me a horoscope book (and a glass of wine) and I am in bliss.
Which brings me to today's post.
My horoscope for the day suggested that I take a vacation (you don't have to tell me twice)
but not just any vacation.  It told me to take one in a library.  (Hells yeah.)
Which led me on a search for the best libraries in the world.
And here is a great article that narrows it down for you a bit.

20 Libraries So Beautiful They'll Bring Out the Bookworm in Everyone


My favorite from the list?
It's actually a tie between Oxford...

Image Cred: Eric Nathan/Alamy


And Vancouver...

Image Cred: Evan Leeson





See any you like?
Have you been?
Will you go?
Are you making plans to get there?
I hope you get to see them all, Creepsters.
I hope you have many grand adventures to share with your loved ones.
(Me too.)

Till next time,
❤Deevious


#ReadOn
#CreepOn
#TravelOften



Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Are you in?


That’s why everyone needs a good book club.  Or in our case, an evil one. 😈
Calling all Creepsters...
Be part of our book club...

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πŸ“š
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πŸ“š
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#EvilsLibrary
#ReadOn
#CreepOn
#books
#bookclub 
#booksbooksbooks 
#reading 
#readingπŸ“– 
#NightLightsBookClub
#librariesrock 
#bookshelf 
#book 
#readers 






Monday, June 24, 2019

Trunk Junk?



So.  
I saw this display at a train station and snapped a picture of it because it nuzzled my imagination.  I think I may write a short story about it.  It has my mind wondering what’s inside of it.  Where did it come from?  How long has it been there? Who owned it and why did they never come back for it?
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Creepsters.  What do you think?
What do you think could be inside the trunk?
And would you open it?



#CreepOn
#ImaginationIsEverything
#WriteYourOwnStory
#TrunkJunk




Friday, June 21, 2019

Stranger Things 3


OMG.  This looks so freaking good.
I'm so glad it's back and almost here.
Anyone else gonna watch?
Creepsters?





#CreepOn


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Burning Bridges Bitch


I do not know where this meme originated from, but I am forever thankful.
And I am still laughing my ass off over this one.
#LOL



Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Books πŸ“š


This is such a sweet post, 
and  I underlined the part that really resonated with me.  
It reminded me why I started my own book club.  
I hope I do right by you, Creepsters.  
#ReadOn 
#CreepOn
#NightLightsBookClub
(And thank you for the post, Creepster Mick.)πŸ–€



Be part of our book club @ Evil's Library

#CallingAllBookNerds
#SharetheDarkness
#BookNerdsUnite








Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Sleepless


Why must these ghosts haunt me?
These voices taunt me?
These nightmares own me?

~ Deevious



Monday, June 17, 2019

Blood // Water


Love this one.
Chilling and dark and perfect for #MusicMonday.
Creepsters?
You like?





#RockOn
#CreepOn

Friday, June 14, 2019

Spirits 🍻

Hi Creepsters!

Earlier this week on the blog, I covered some unusual medical practices that were overturned when  alcohol came onto the scene.  You can check out that post here: Spirits
Today, I continue with this notion of antiquated cures but adjust my focus from surgical methods to medicinal elixirs.

One of the oldest and most consumed drinks of today, this fermented liquid has been involved in at least 100 medicinal remedies.
Vodka
Used in the treatment for "bites of mad dogs",
this beverage was also believed to promote courage and to increase memory.
Gin
Known for its herbal tones, it was an ideal tonic used for stomach complaints, gout, gallstones and issues with the kidneys, liver and heart and pretty much anything else at the time. 
Nicknamed throughout history as the green fairy, it was used for the treatment of indigestion, intestinal worms, childbirth, and "scabs on virgins". 
(Whatever the hell that means.)
Brandy
This elixir treated shock, disease and snake bites.
 Wine
Red wines were often associated with blood for many centuries. 
This liquid was used to cure the ailments of bad breath, bowel movements, 
or to numb the senses before a surgery.

Don't limit your imagination to the list above, I encourage you to research some of your own favorite drinks and find out what they were used for back before the medical breakthroughs of recent times.
(And much of the previous information came to me through this amazing article Drink Up! - read it for more detailed info on ancient alcoholic treatments.)




Cheers to the freakin' weekend, Creepsters!
Will you be partaking in any spirits?
And will these spirits be of the paranormal or the intoxicating kind?
Tell me about it in the comment section below.
❤Deevious
#CreepOn




Thursday, June 13, 2019

#TBT

In Time

Imprinted upon my mind
is this aching; this curse; this sign....

Found image here
                                                                                                
                     
                                                ...and the form of a shadow walking a straight line.
~Deevious~

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

A True Legend

I saw on Twitter today that Anne Frank is trending.
She would have turned 90.
I wonder what she would have thought of social media?
Would she be part of this madness?
I wonder if she would have married?  Had children?  Continued on with her writing?
I am saddened and angered by her early demise and I can't help but think of all that lost potential - herself as a writer, as a woman, and as a human.
I send love to her and all the others who were taken before their time because of hate and ignorance.  May they finally find peace and love and the acceptance they deserve.
Please know, Miss Frank, I thank you and I honor you.

Image Cred: GoalCast




Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Spirits🍸


Hi Creepsters.
Just a quick bit of information about me.
In between the writing and the reading and the creepy activities, I have a side job.  
I bartend at a local establishment on the weekends.  Many call me an intoxicologist or a spiritual advisor, but most of the time, I feel like I'm just a glorified babysitter. 😊 
Now, whether I am at home or at the bar, I absolutely LOVE mixing cocktails.  It is one of my favorite things to do.  And since I'm always on the lookout for new drinks, I found myself reading a drink magazine earlier today, which led to some very interesting conversation for this blog.  

In an article entitled Spirited History, I read about ancient remedies involving booze.  Many early thinkers and medical professionals sought out alcohol to develop new medicines and elixirs to overturn some of the crude methods that were taking place in their times.  Methods like blood letting, mercury ingestion, and trephination.  And in my further investigation on ancient customs of healing, I discovered the idea of corpse medicine.  (You have got to read about corpse medicine.)  More research on this subject led me to an article from the History Channel News involving the top 7 Unusual Ancient Medical Techniques.  And it is quite a page turner (or should I say, a screen pusher.) After wrapping my head around these archaic ideas, I turned my thoughts to gratitude.  I am very thankful that times have changed and that medicine has advanced so tremendously.  I am grateful to be part of this new age.
The magical transformation of medicine from these ancient times to today is staggering when you think about it, and along with these changes came the implementation of alcohol.  And many still use it today, to medicate; to alleviate; to escape.  Even as I write this I am indulging in one fine vodka drink that I created myself.  (I guess bartending is a cool skill to perfect.)
So, I raise my glass to you, Creepster.  
Cheers to you and to your health. 
And be sure to follow my posts this week as I examine more of this spirit world.
#CreepOn ~ 
❤Deevious

Monday, June 10, 2019

Bad Guy


This is my new jam, Creepsters.
All day, every day...



#RockOn
#CreepOn
#MusicMonday
#BillieEilish
#BadGuy



Friday, June 7, 2019

Thursday, June 6, 2019

#tbt



This was one of my favorite pieces of dark poetry to write.
It flowed from my mind to the page, easy and steady, like blood from an open wound.  
And by sharing it with you, I share a piece of me.


#ReadOn
#CreepOn
#DarkPoetry
#MyWriting
#MyWords
#WritersLife
#AuthorStatus
#Nightmares
#InnerDemons
#Haunted
#Shadows
#Whispers
#OfTheNight
#VoicesInMyHead
#Paid



Wednesday, June 5, 2019


For all the #writers out there.

Thank you, Font Candy.
You make life easier.



#keepgoing
#keepwriting 
#WriteOn
#CreepOn
#CreepOnCreepingOn
#writingcommunity 
#writersofinstagram 
#authorsofinstagram 
#author 
#authors 
#writers 
#writerslife
#books
#bookstagram 
#bookshelf 
#booksbooksbooks 
#bookstagrammer 
#quotes 
#quote 
#creative 
#creativeprocess


Tuesday, June 4, 2019

Classic Sylvia...



My book club pick for June is...
Recently - and with a little help - I was fortunate enough to stumble upon this find at a book store.
It is the latest release from the Sylvia Plath archives and comes to us from her 20-year-old self.
It is a story about a girl who is young and hesitant and unsure.
It is filled with decision and allegory.
Released this year, it unveils a sinister train ride where uncertainty seems to be the only constant. 
I absolutely loved it.
Check this one out and let me know what you think, Creepsters.


#ReadOn
#CreepOn
#SylviaPlath
#FromtheArchives
#BookClubPick
#NightLightCastShadows
#NightLightsBookClub
#CallingAllBookNerds
#BookNerdsUnite





Monday, June 3, 2019

Book Club Business



Here is this month's pick for the Night Lights Book Club...



#ReadOn
#CreepOn
#SylviaPlath
#CallingAllBookNerds