Emerge Unstoppable in 2011!

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Thursday, March 17, 2011

Truth or Fiction Thursday - A Paranormal File

Lucy crept up to the edge of the cemetery. She welcomed the quiet it offered away from her parents and the confusion that accompanied being thirteen. She was certain it seemed morbid to her friends that she would spend her afternoons among stone markers instead of them.

Sliding up to the ancient iron gate surrounding the family of a Civil War veteran, Lucy was overwhelmed by a cold breeze, yet the evidence of wind was absent. She felt unnerved; uncomfortable in the place she usually found solace. She heard a rustling in the brittle straw and leaves a few feet away. Following the noise she caught a glimpse of a long, thick black snake winding its long body around the base of a tall pine tree. She was captivated by the sight of it, but was paralyzed by her fear of anything scaly and reptilian.

The wind whipped harder, whistling in Lucy’s ears as if to warn her. “Danger! Danger! Danger!” it called out its warning. Lucy wanted to run, but her feet were planted firmly, stuck in a mire of panic.

The violent wind was joined by the pounding of heavy hooves and the sound of branches breaking. Startled, Lucy swung her head left to look toward the woods at the back of the graveyard. A large white stallion appeared through the tall stand of pines. Rearing up on its hind legs it seemed to push at Lucy wanting to free her from her fear. Captivated, Lucy couldn’t move.

“Danger! Danger! Danger!” the wind screamed at her again.

Lucy closed her eyes and shook her head hoping to shake off the chill and the voice calling out its caution. When she opened them the pristine white horse was gone. The woods were silent. Snapping her head right, she looked at the base of the tree where the snake had been. It too was gone. Taking a tentative first step, she moved toward the forest looking for any sign of the horse and the snake, but found none.

It’s your turn to join the conversation. Did this really happen to Lucy? Have you ever experienced anything paranormal? Do you believe in ghosts? Do they inspire you or instill fear?

Until tomorrow’s reveal, I remain Unstoppable.


  1. I have never experienced anything paranormal, so I don't believe this happened to Lucy. I also don't believe in ghosts so I am not afraid of them, but I would like to do a "haunted house" tour in New Orleans one of these days! :-)

  2. Hmmm. Pam, it is dangerous to admit to your critique partner that you aren't afraid of ghosts. You will have to wait until tomorrow to find out if this really happened, but the wind is whispering, "Yes! Yes! Yes!"

  3. I have had experiences, but nothing this dramatic. After my grannie died, I was in her house alone, and I felt her presence so strongly. Not too long ago, I felt her again, so strong I whipped my head around, startled by that silent presence coming up next to me. I didn't know her that well, but I resemble her and share many of her tastes.
    I've always felt 'presences', but nothing spooky. Just so strong I'll turn to talk to someone who's not there...visible at least.

  4. LOVE this! I really hope it happened. If it is real, maybe not. But the idea of this happening is pretty cool (unless you are the one it is happening too....).

    Great story (or is it a story.....hhhmmmm....). I'll have to stop back by tomorrow to find out.


  5. Hey Tami! I hope you read the reveal, if not, this IS SO TRUE! It actually happened to me when I was younger. The subdivision I grew up in (River North) was built on top of an old plantation. Happy to give you a tour anytime. Lindy

  6. Very cool! I will definitely have to take you up on that. We have lived here in Georgia (middle) for seven years now and have not really explored the North Georgia area (I'm assuming that is where River North is????). I've heard lots of neat things about the changing of leaves and how nice it is. Definitely a trip I need to plan.