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For today’s freaky Friday installment….
This could be filed under lots of things I suppose. What’s odd about is the evolution of how our species looked at their neighbors. That at one time we considered old age a mark of witchcraft just feels that way now. At least to my modern eyes. The other thing that’s odd is how we at one time in history buried our dead to appease our own fears. Take this poor woman, for instance: A plague victim in 16th century Europe. Was she a witch or a vampire? Imaginations can go wild. For a writer, even more so.
If you’d like to read the article, it’s here: via National Geographic.
Thankfully, we live in a more modern age….right?
Did ya’ll hear about this?
Scientists have found King Richard III’s remains in a parking lot.
They’ve also reconstructed his face:
Talk about an ignoble end! *cue weird music here*
Yeah, I’m a geek. I know.
I ran across an interesting article Kala Ambrose wrote for FATEMAG.COM . The thing that drew my attention was her mention of the famous Winchester House. There’s a house that holds some things that make one go “hmm…“, don’t you think? My dad was intrigued by it and it was a general joke that one day ours would look the same. That’s another story though….I’m not going to say it had any influence whatsoever on a certain little attic I wrote about in my novel but is it possible? *nodsnods* Maybe so.
I hope you enjoy Ms. Ambrose’s story on these ghostly guardians and mysterious houses as much as I did.
Welcome to another Sweet Saturday Samples. Some of you are new to this so, this is just a little blog hop where authors share bits of their work. For instance, this little scene. This is from my new paranormal horror story, House of Cards. I hope you find it intriguing.
Embraced by the carriage’s comfort, Sinjon remained unaffected by the horses’ wild flight through the darkened French back roads. The storm clouds above hid the moon from sight. But Sinjon wasn’t focusing on anything other than the tarot cards he shuffled in his hand. The exercise did nothing to drive away the memory of his escape.
A flipped card, a second: Death stared up at him. His blue eyes peered at it through the darkness, disgusted with its appearance. He’d had enough of Death; the year was awash in blood: the Terror had decimated his circle of friends and family. The king and queen deposed, imprisoned, beheaded; their friends and supporters incarcerated, many families devastated. His parents were most likely dead. Why had his family hurried him off to safety? For Porter, his mother’s firstborn, Sinjon could well understand.
Glancing out the window as they passed a lonely, barren tree he wondered, But why me? It made no sense, given their history. Disdaining his mother for his conception, as the son of another man, most of the time Father ignored him or treated him as second best. His father’s family wouldn’t lend him a helping hand. His paternal grandmother’s home in Dover now might be the only refuge.
If we can make it.
He hoped the cover of night, the serpentine route they traveled toward the border of Calais, from where he hoped to sail safely to England, would serve them well. He couldn’t count on his bastard blood sparing him the bloody fate of the rest of Paris’ elite…
Will Sinjon make it to safety? You’ll have to read to find out!
House of Cards
You can’t escape Fate….
A young nobleman escapes the Reign of Terror in 18th century France to find himself dragged into an even worse fate–a hellish underworld wherein he is cajoled and put on trial by a demon tribunal for crimes he never committed. Can he answer thwart his fate, one worse than the guillotine?
If you’d like to find out what happens, House of Cards is available for $.99 at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and Smashwords. You can also *points* add it to your Good Reads lists from here, if you like. Thanks for reading. For more Sweet Saturday Samples, see the Sweet Saturday Samples site at http://sweetsatsample.wordpress.com/