If you would like to read my entry for the Campaign Challenge, it's the post below this one. Or you can just click here :-)
On a personal note, if any of you live in Indiana, please could you email me?
Thank you for taking the time to vote in the Musical Stories poll. The poll is open for another week, but I've had 40 votes already, way more than I expected and, unless there's a mad swing, it looks like we'll be moving onto pastures new when this series comes to a close. 70% of you have voted for the synopsis idea, which is exciting, and also a little scary! I'll post about that later on, but today we're back to the Horror genre. As this is probably the last horror week I've included two songs that have been on my list of possibles since day one.
I didn't think I could originally include the first one, because it isn't truly a story but today I realised something. It's flash fiction, so it definitely counts! (Also the video is rather creepy).
Our second story might not seem like a horror story at first but, if you listen to the lyrics there's a definite horror story message there. Trust no-one. Especially not the people you think you can trust. (I should add that the last 30 seconds of the video are a teeny bit gory, just in case that's not your thing).
Our final horror entry is a bit heavier than my usual offerings, but it's definitely a classic plot!
Don't have nightmares! If I've scared you, don't worry, next week we'll be getting romantic :-)
Some interesting choices here Sarah and you are such an early bird to post, I am also awake very early this morning"ReplyDelete
That was less early bird and more night owl! Insomnia sucks :-)Delete
How are ye, Missus?ReplyDelete
Sarah, where do you find these videos!!! Not that they are bad - they're not - but I honestly have never heard of any of the three :)
Ps... being so nosey, but are you moving to IN?
You know how it is, one thing leads to another and before you know it you're posting some obscure video for all your mates to watch :-)Delete
It took ages to work out what IN was - and no, although I wish I could move across the pond. It's too far to swim for a visit :-)
Not sure if that's good or bad :-)Delete
The lyrics of the first one make me think of John Twelve Hawks 'Fourth Realm' trilogy where a female warrior/body guard protects a man who is waking up to his more spiritual powers.ReplyDelete
That sounds like something I'm going to have to look up :-)Delete
I have a few great friends in Indiana. Let me know if they can help somehow.ReplyDelete
Thank you Rebecca, I will.Delete
These are some fun videos!ReplyDelete
Yep, my last chance to chuck in the ones I love :-)Delete
Sarah - Oh, these are scarily appropriate! I love it! When I read your post, I thought of No Doubt's It's My Life. The lyrics may not be all that horror-y, but the video is more so... : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3zqnEuQUgTYReplyDelete
I knew the song but I hadn't seen that video, thanks as usual Margot! Not sure if I'd put it in horror or crime though :-)Delete
I was too chicken to look at any of them!ReplyDelete
Patsy, you are awesome :-)Delete
Oooh! Horror stories! I'm such a wuss these days. I wish I wasn't. I still love scary stuff, but at the same time - when I'm home with kids and hubs is gone I can't figure out how to save us all from the monsters. So I have to avoid thinking about it at all. lolReplyDelete
Fun shares for today.
I was checking that the videos were okay to post last night, in the wee small hours and I managed to freak myself out so I know exactly what you mean :-)Delete
I always seem to visit your music posts when I'm not in a position to listen - so I'll have to come back to comment. What drew me to this post was the fact you've crossed 'Empty' off your blog title - that deserves a WELL DONE!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Annalisa, I'm going with the 'fake it 'til you make it' approach - and you're the first one to notice :-)Delete
The first two videos were creepy--anything skulking through the dark makes me nervous. LOL.ReplyDelete
Great choices for Horror!
Can I tell you a secret? I'm still afraid of the dark. Not outside dark, that's pretty, but inside dark :-)Delete
The Empty white pages are the scariest for any writer, for you have to draw out of yourself to fill it with prose good enough that you would want your name attached to it. I wish you the greatest of luck in the contest!! RolandReplyDelete
Thank you Roland, I'm so glad you've visited, I kept meaning to email you. When are you going to start posting again? I hope everything's okay? I've missed your wisdom.Delete
Loved the 2nd video's other world scenario. I wasn't scared - but I listen to ICP (no, not approriate for here at all) and some Goth music for horror :)ReplyDelete
I've never heard of any of these artists or songs. They were interesting.
Can't wait for the new series to roll out. Have a good weekend.
I didn't know what ICP was so I looked it up on youtube. Listened to one called 'Miracles' - really like it, and will check out more, but for my private listening only :-)Delete
Three new songs for me... I can totally see them fitting horror... really like the Laura Marling one.ReplyDelete
She has a wonderful voice doesn't she?Delete
I can't promise to not have nightmares after viewing these. If I do, I will try my best to remember them and create a story from the raw pieces of the terror-filled dreams.ReplyDelete
Then my work here would be done ;-)Delete
I'm afraid I've joined your wuss group. I daren't look at them!!! Wondered if you'd included Michael Jackson's Thriller. Now that video I could watch for ever!ReplyDelete
Actually, I was going to include that in the last round of horror, but it was just after Halloween and so many people had posted it on their blogs that I didn't bother. Then I forgot about it!Delete
I love these, nice and spooky. *shivers*ReplyDelete
And we know you love spooky :-)Delete
Creepy or what? Good choices, though. Made me tingle...ReplyDelete
It's an achievement to make you tingle, I've read your blog posts :-)Delete
These are great. I especially like the first one.ReplyDelete
She has a lovely voice, doesn't she? And the men in masks are just plain creepy :-)Delete
Gaaaaah... I'm not much of a horror girl... LOVE haunted houses, but it stops there, lol! :DReplyDelete
Heh, come back next Friday for some romance instead :-)Delete
Maybe I'm a dork (ssshhhh) but I really like the new title... Empty seemed like it should belong as a flash fiction post by a terribly introvert writer who wants Monster Munch to be the next political party :)
Thanks Mark. I can't expect anyone else to take me seriously if I don't take myself seriously. Love your description :-)Delete
These are incredible and I am not really into horror. I love the girl's awesome voice in number one. I am off to read your Platform Building Campaign challenge flash fiction storyReplyDelete
I totally agree, she has a wonderful voice doesn't she?Delete
Oh, the wow is good. Definitely good. :)ReplyDelete
I think this is the first time I didn;t recognize any of these songs. Maybe I'm not getting out enough these days.ReplyDelete
Either that, or you don't have a couple of fifteen year old daughters like I do ;-)Delete
I just saw that your story made the cut to the semi-finals. I think that's damn good considering we had over 200 entries. You're easily in the top 10%. So congratulations you awesome writer you.ReplyDelete
Thanks so much Michael, I'm absolutely thrilled to have made it this far.Delete
I can't rememeber if i voted before or not, so i voted again. Sorry. ;)ReplyDelete
Not a problem at all :-)Delete
Awesome. I love horror. Thanks for sharing these.ReplyDelete
I hope you have a great week.
New songs to me. You captured the creep factor for me!!ReplyDelete
I'm glad you enjoyed them :-)Delete
I really do enjoy these posts. They are fun.ReplyDelete
And on an unrelated note I passed along some blog award things to you.
I know I said thank you over there, but now I'm saying it over here too :-)Delete