A-Z Challenge 2013:
The Paranormal Case Files of Indigo Eady
Hey bloggers! I’m Indigo Eady and I play the leading role in Givin’ Up The Ghost, A Guilty Ghost Surprised and Second Death, written by Gwen Gardner. I've had some pretty interesting paranormal experiences, to say the least. I mean, just look at those titles!
So I’ve been asked by Gwen to host and share some of my paranormal case files for the A-Z Challenge.
I’m always happy to help Gwen out. Right now I’m trying to get on her good side so she’ll ease up on the clumsy angle of my character. And maybe she’ll even give me a little more confidence, especially around boys. Oh, and I’d totally love it if she made my bubble butt just a little bit smaller. So—you know—if you enjoy my case files, maybe you could put in a good word for me…
F is for Freakin' Frankenstein.
We all know who Frankenstein is, right? He’s the dude made up of different body parts and brought to life during an electrical storm by a mad scientist. He was kind of scary back in the day, but not so much anymore, what with all the scary monsters we have now. You know, monsters like demons and zombies are way scarier than Frankenstein’s monster.
At least, that’s what I thought until Franny allowed my little cousin Bryan to watch Frankenstein on television. As you know, Franny is a ghost and former madam who lives at my house. Bryan is Simon’s little brother who died in a hit and run accident along with his mother. In the book, A Guilty Ghost Surprised (not yet released), Bryan has crossed over to heaven but returns for some reason. So that prompts us to launch a murder investigation. We figured if we found the hit and run driver then we could figure out why Bryan returned and send him back.
In the meantime, Bryan is hanging around the house all day watching television with Franny. I’m afraid Bryan has opened a whole new world for Franny by introducing her to television. They even fight over the remote control. Bryan wants to watch cartoons and Franny watches the soaps.
I guess I never thought much about ghosts getting scared, though. But Bryan is still only a little boy...
Muted television sounds came from downstairs, but I tried to ignore it. I was just drifting off when a commotion coming from Simon’s room interrupted me. A muffled yell, then footsteps running down the hall, and then my door flung open.
I abruptly sat up, my heart racing.
Simon ran in with Bryan shooting around him into my bed and Fanny floating through him in her haste to get inside my room.
“What the bloody hell is going on?” Simon yelled in a stage whisper, shivering.
“Bryan, it’s okay, child…” Fanny soothed Bryan while Simon continued to babble.
“I was sleeping and then something yanked the covers off and then the flippin’ bed turned ice cold and I felt something, I don’t know what, climb into bed with me…”
He was totally freaked out.
“It’s okay,” I said. “It’s only Bryan.” Bryan dove into my bed and curled against my side like a giant cold foot. I shivered and pulled the blanket up to my chin.
“What happened?” I asked Fanny while Simon stood uncomprehending and Bryan clung to my arm.
“We were only watching television, dear, and Bryan screamed and flew up here, as if terrified for his life…”
I sighed. “What were you watching?”
“Frankenstein?” I was exasperated. “Fanny, you can’t let a three-year-old watch scary movies, especially not in the middle of the night.”
“They were watching Frankenstein?” asked Simon, incredulous.
“He was a perfectly lovely creature, dear. Not scary at all, really.”
“Maybe not to you, but you’re used to scary, er, different creatures,” I said.
“They were watching Frankenstein?” Simon repeated.
Fanny looked at Bryan. “I am sorry, child, I didn’t know.” She float-paced, grief stricken. “It’s been ever so long since I’ve been around children. Not since I was a child myself, and that was a hundred and twenty-five years ago.”
Do you have any scary movie stories?
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