31 Nightmares 2018: The 10th

Today we have special guests as part of our #31Nightmares

Please welcome Michael Patrick and his cheetah to the clouds.

Below is their contribution to our madness.

Enjoy Silver!

Happy Haunts!

Silver

The night falls around me as I look outside soft chirps fill the air and the summer sky is charged

with electricity.

My family shuffles his feet up and down the stairs I wonder if he is aware of the danger I am trying to tell him about without scaring him

He frightens easily and often times I have to lay him down and comfort him I am aware of what scares him even if never his demon I have yet seen.

I stand guard on many nights while he dreams and fights the darkness.

No one will hurt him, not even the Devil himself dare try me.

My energy runs low and I softly walk to my Family and gently shake him.

It is time for us to switch now, time for him to wake and time for me to run down and catch the sunbeams.

I sure hope my Family catches the silver glint before it expands and threatens us all.

He has never let me down as he shuffles once again down the stairs.

 

•Paladin Sullivan as told to Michael Patrick

 

 

You can find Michael and his cheetah at The Inner Circle

and some of his social media accounts.

Twitter: @HaveCheetahWill

Instagram: @jinzo_2400

FB: https://www.facebook.com/Jinzo

 


This has been

Day 10

of

31 Nightmares 2018: The 2nd

Obscure Horror

Last year, there were a few sleeper mentions I later got questions about. At least once during our madness here we like to mention something most people may not have heard of.

One of my favorites out of those is indeed The Watcher in the Woods.
This is an old one but it is so worth digging for if you can find it. The story is surrealistic almost to a point of science fiction if it weren’t for the heavy horror undertones.

There is no blood or gore in this movie. Every element of horror is purely psychological, and done very well, might I add. Bette Davis is a sort of surprise character and she is fantastic.

Everything about this story sets the tone for all of the atmospheric visuals you’ll see throughout.

If you can unearth this movie somehow (as it can be extremely hard to find) I highly recommend watching this version.


This has been

Day 2

of

…and we are just getting warmed up!

Sleepy Sundays: The Tale of Two Mirrors

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She washed her hands and glanced over at the large mirror.

The small one behind it reflected a sinister character, if only for a mere second.

A glance. A short gaze. Yet, it felt like an eternity.

Was this her? It certainly looked like her, but somehow—different.

She didn’t move the same way.

This wasn’t her.

They shared something in common although opposite. They were mirrors of each other.

This was the first time they danced.


white-flowers-pattern.pngI decided to change things up a bit this week and give you a story to go along with my newest art. Creepier than how this story sounds, I based it off of a true events.

When was the last time you had a good scare? Are you a mirror for anyone in your life?

Have a reflective Sunday! 😉

and

May Flowers

Cards on the Table

It was actually the man I love that came up with that title. So credit to him this time around. After all, he knows me better than most. I’m working on changing that. Perhaps this is the first step. Today I’m opening up a bit more, and telling you all the story of Daydreams, the only way I know how.

Face to face.

 

I had to look some of you in the eyes when I told you that she is somewhat a figment of mine and your imagination.

Now by me saying this, I am not simply tossing out anything I ever told you as falsehood.

No, that is far from the truth.

The truth is, I wanted to be able to share the better parts of me without my bitter or broken parts dragging you down.

She is merely my internet persona – or better yet, my writing voice. When I speak to you as I’m speaking now, I am largely being myself, but I am in-character. You can tell the difference between me (J, that’s as much as I can tell you about my name for now. You’ll see me credited in some places as J.W or J. Weston.) and Daydreams by how we speak. Daydreams is bubbly and fun, and well, I am real; flawed. You can find it in these videos sometimes stumbling or being my dorky, awkward self.

I’m sure you will have many questions. I’ll answer them all to the best of my ability.

OR

You can save them for the Q&As we’ll be doing next week. 😉

 

 

The Erratic Sun: Cover Reveal

I am both pleased and honored to present to you today, the cover for an outstanding recently released book by two authors who have homes in the blogosphere.

This project has been my baby for some time, while being juggled with some other wonderful things that have already come to fruition. So when Matt approached me with some ideas, I couldn’t help but take this on. Sci-Fi is a genre that certainly gets imagination whirling. Together these two authors wrote a beautiful story, that managed to flow so nicely, to where you couldn’t even tell when the writer had changed.

I’m still ecstatic that they asked lil’ ol’ me to do the cover art for this book.

Without further delay, I present to you, the fresh cover of The Erratic Sun.

The Erratic Sun (front cover)
The Erratic Sun cover art by Daydreams © 2016 Snapping Turtle Publishing | cardcastlesinthesky.com

You can find out more about these wonderful authors below:

Matthew Blashill

The Matticus Kingdom

Michael Hansen

33 Grams of Blog

The book is now available!

Click here to purchase The Erratic Sun through Amazon

Add it to your library today!