Her paranormal romance novella, FEARLESS, will be released on August 7th. To help promote it, she wanted to do something fun. One of her favorite parts of writing the story was creating monsters spawned from children's imaginations. Some of them are silly, but there's no rhyme or reason to a child's fears.
She'll be hosting a blogfest from August 7th to the 9th. You can post on any one of those three days. For this blogfest, all you need to do is write about your childhood monster. Did you have a beast living under your bed? Or was the scary clown in your closet?
Yes I had a recurring and utterly terrifying nightmare, which comprised of someone with a triangular paper-bag-shaped face, though I think it was like a cloth sack actually, appearing at the window at night with just two dark holes for eyes and a small, dark rectangle for a mouth.
I don't recall seeing this monster in real life, but I think it was inspired by the Cybermen from BBC's Doctor Who (and it occurs to me, scary movies about the Ku Klux Klan).
Have any of you come across this brilliant book The Monster Bed by Jeanne Willis, Susan Varley & Jeanne Varley?
Heh. I think this would scare me too!ReplyDelete
Eek! Oh that is really frightening. I'm always scared of nameless faceless/bodyless dreadful things like that.ReplyDelete
Though the Daleks were scarier than the Cybermen, I thought. Davros, you know...
Congratulations on your release/book tour!
Oooh, that is scary! Isn't he part of LMFAO? I thought I saw him/her in a couple of their music videos?! Your monster became famous, how unfair is that! ;DReplyDelete
Ella, not heard of LMFAO. I'm intrigued.ReplyDelete
Deniz, LOL! I definitely thought the marching Cybermen were the scariest until the Daleks were able to levitate!
Hi Maria, yes the fear was tangible and Cybermen are still scary.
Okay, this blogfest is scaring the pants (trousers!) off of me! Wow, I'd be scared of that, too. In fact, I am right now.ReplyDelete
Oh wow, that would have scared the hell out of me, too!ReplyDelete
That's creepy. It would be worse in the dark. And yes, I can see how this would be inspired by the Cybermen.ReplyDelete
Did one of your brothers or other family members ever do that to you?ReplyDelete
That kind of reminds me of the mask used in Batman Begins. It is very scary.ReplyDelete
Yep, Cybermen would do it for me too! Thanks for sharing your monster and for helping to promote my novella.ReplyDelete
I think I'd still jump if someone actually did that.
Yikes!! That is scary!!! Take careReplyDelete
That thing probably looked even eerier in the dark!ReplyDelete
Oh that gives me the chills! I was blessed not to have any nightmares that I can remember as a child, but I also still don't dream much :(ReplyDelete
That sounds creepy!ReplyDelete
Yep, that's creepy! The face is scarier than a clown face... well, it would be if it was outside my window.ReplyDelete
Eww! That's so creepy. I think I am finding out I am a big chicken today. Because I'm afraid of everything everyone has posted so far!ReplyDelete
This blogfest has to be the creepiest one out there, but I'm glad to participate.ReplyDelete
This is a unique monster. I haven't seen anything like it.
I agree. That's pretty terrifying!ReplyDelete
Oh, SUPER creepy! That would freak me out even now as a grown-up, haha. I seem to recall a movie with some kind of sack-cloth-faced monster (not the psychiatrist in Batman, another one, maybe Spanish), but for sure it was after your and my childhood (I suspect we may be the same generation). Excellent post, especially because your "monster" didn't come from an external source but rather was a unique product of your imagination. Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
Yikes! That is scary.ReplyDelete
This is a new one! I am not a fan of darkened windows exactly because you never know what is watching you from out there. That book looks cute, but I've never read it.ReplyDelete
My monster: http://thewarriormuse.blogspot.com/2012/08/childhood-monster-blog-fest.html