Friday, March 13, 2020

Shannon Lawrence, Bruised Souls & Urban Legends

My blog buddy Shannon Lawrence - AKA The Warrior Muse - has a new book out!

Fear resides in the soul.

A welcoming widow with a twisted appetite; a war-time evil lurking behind the face of a child; a father’s love gone horribly wrong; a deadly government solution; a new job with a demonic pay scale; a woman trapped in a mysterious house with no memory of who she is or how she got there. These are a mere glimpse of the terrors that lie in wait in this collection of horror short stories, sure to grip the psyche and torment the soul.  



Order the book HERE!!!



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To join in celebrating her newest release, Shannon has asked us to post about 1 of the following
1. Your favorite urban legend
2. Your favorite old wives' tale
3. Something scary that occurred in real life and taught you an important lesson

As many of you know I am a wimp. Before I even entered school, my parents had taken me to a doctor to find out why I had such debilitating nightmares. His answer was that I had an extra-vivid imagination. Apparently I still do...

One of the urban legends that gave me nightmares for many years was about the gulley in our backyard. It extended the length of the street and then turned a corner and travelled three more streets.

Right up to the local jail.


Streets had been built over sections of the gulley and there were culverts in many sections to help with drainage.

Perfect for escaping criminals.

When we found scraps of clothing one day, an older kid in the neighbourhood told us the tale of Walter's Ghost. How the man had been jailed for slicing up kids. He'd escaped and his bones had been discovered "right there" - with "right there" being less than 100 metres from our back door.

Didn't sleep well that night. Or the next, or the next...

How about you? Any intriguing urban legends involving your neighbourhood?
Anyone else looking forward to Shannon's tales? My copy's waiting on my Kindle ... to be read in the mornings 😃


23 comments:

  1. LOL, sounds like the fears I used to have regarding our own basement. Love it - well, now for horror inspiration only. :)

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    1. Exactly!!! I never had a problem with my basement - and to be honest that surprises me! :)

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  2. I do love the supportive community here in the blogosphere. I have seen Shannon's book featured a few times now and hope that her sales go gang-busters.

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    1. I agree completely Sue! The writing community is incredible!

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    2. The blog community is so wonderful! I'm always grateful for everyone's support. And thank you!

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  3. Oh my that was spooky. Luckily my nightmare do not general lean to horror, more like worry dreams.

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    1. It was spooky! I get those too, but the horror ones are the most difficult :)

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  4. That would have been terrifying! Both the real scare of the prison and Walter's ghost. Thank you for helping today and spreading the word about Bruised Souls!

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  5. Huge congratulations to Shannon on the new release. Nightmares can lead to the most fascinating mystery stories.

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    1. They certainly can!! Too bad I don't want to live in that world long enough to write out some of my scary ones!

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  6. Well you didn't need your over active imagination to give you nightmares after that true story. Sooooo scary.

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  7. I was always scared of the dark, still am I guess. I'm braver around people, so I have no clue how I can love scary stories so much. Maybe its a form of therapy, lol.

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  8. congrats Shannon! and I love Warrior Muse Press
    always loved the name of her blog--and now her own publishing!

    hope things are well with you too Jemi!

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  9. That extra vivid imagination has served you well as a writer!

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  10. Ooh, intriguing urban legend. The story that kid told sounds like a prologue for a horror film, so I can see how it would spook you!

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    1. Agreed! The fact that I remember it so many years later says a lot about how it impacted me!

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