Saturday, October 3, 2015

2015 October Frights Blog Hop-Day 3

I missed the day 2 so today's post will be extra frightening. Since I don't normally write horror though I am paranormal romance writer, but paranormal aspect in my books is relatively mild. What I do, however, is resurrect local legends and stories that were told around the fire during those long, dark nights before television times. And certainly way before mind numbing shows that we see on the screens nowadays. 

In the village of Kings Great in western Slavonia (northern Croatia)  there is a crossroads that is a center of some nasty legends ... A lovely place during the day...but at night...a different story. In fact, in the past while people were still using horse-drawn carts (which it wasn't so long ago), there was no chance that a horse wold cross the intersection at night.The animals would stopped halt, and people had to cover horses' heads, sprinkle intersection with holy water and say a prayer. Only then would the animals started. As one woman described her scary experience as she was returning home at night with her aunt and taking that intersection would save them going around the village so they decided to pass that way. 
As they approached, suddenly the horses stopped and started making a terrible noise and kick their front legs in the air ... the woman and her aunt tried to quiet them,but nothing worked. Suddenly, chains rattled and the noise was unbearable, and then appeared the cart covered with white canvas and something was dragged behind it, and then disappeared.

Legend has it that in ancient house, which is right at the crossroads, demon who haunts the place shows itself at night to animals only ... this house and this intersection are still there and it's a less traveled road now with modern highway bypassing the place. 

Between today and October 10th, stop by and leave comments for your chance to win one of a handful of prizes:
  • one $5 Amazon gift card
  • one e-book copy of my books (winner's choice)
  • two book marks from "Spring Bling" 

Since this is a blog hop, be sure to check out the other participating blogs  each day for even more chances at winning a prize.

2015 October Frights Blog Hop

October 1-10th

1. Clarissa Johal, Author of Paranormal & Gothic Horror
2. Duncan Ralston, Author of Gristle & Bone
3. Blaze McRob
4. Kerry Alan Denney aka The Reality Bender
5. Thomas S. Flowers, Author of Reinheit
6. A. F. Stewart
7. Kindra Sowder
8. Cinsearae S.
9. Randy Speeg
10. Miracle Austin
11. Brandy Jeffus Corona
13. Clay and Susan Griffith
14. ***
15. Precious Monsters
16. Nickronomicon
17. ***
18. The Cerebral Writer
19. Barbara Custer
20. Katie M John
21. Lexa Cain
22. Mary Rajotte
23. Belinda Frisch (Mystery, Thriller, Horror Author)
24. ***
25. Ash Krafton
26. E.J. Stevens @ From the Shadows
27. J.H. Moncrieff - Things That Go Bump In The Night
28. C. Lee Spencer - Love/Kroft
29. Nicola C. Matthews: Paranormal Fantasy Author
30. Elizabeth Kelly
31. KM Randall
32. Anne Michaud
33. Steve Vernon
34. ***
35. Debbie Christiana
36. Angela Yuriko Smith
37. Cathrina Constantine
38. Kerry Adrienne
39. E. Chris Garrison
40. Scott Scherr (Don't Feed The Dark)
41. Crymsyn Hart
42. Zrinka Jelic
43. B.K. Brain
44. greydogtales
45. Chris Verstraete - GirlZombieAuthors
46. Juli D. Revezzo~Paranormal author

1 comment:

  1. An interesting tale. I love a good folklore legend.