What a cool topic Rhobin has come up with for this month. Do you believe in angels, spirits, ghosts, demons or other ethereal beings or locations? What do you think when they appear in stories? Have you used them in your own stories?Yes, I believe in angels, spirits, and ghosts. I’d never actually thought about demons, but I do believe in poltergeists.
I’ve had a few experiences with spirits or ghosts. New Orleans is famous for ghosts and spirits. I was staying in an old hotel off Decatur Street with friends. The ghost was friendly, but in the middle of the night it rattled the paper bag on the nightstand where I‘d left the praline I had bought early. I thought it might be mice or something, but nothing was touched or eaten. It just woke me up with the rattling.
Two nights late my roommate saw a woman in eighteen century dress with a hoop skirt passing through the room.As for locations, I believe New Orleans is haunted by ghosts, spirits and maybe even demons. Victoria, BC, Canada is also haunted. And I’m sure there are others.
In a couple of other situations I’ve suddenly become very cold. I’ve been told this is a spirit close by. It only lasts for a shot period and then it moves on.
When they appear in stories I love them, as long as they are done well and appropriate to the story. Often they can be quite fun in stories.Yes, I’ve used them in my stories. In my latest, Targeted, the third in the Hawkins Ranch Series which will be released November 6th, I have a spirit grove where past chiefs of the Blackfeet tribe appear and give advice, and protect the heroine. In another book I haven’t published yet, the spirit of a woman who was murdered returns in the form of a little dog.
I’d love to hear if you believe in spirits, ghosts, etc.
Now I’m looking forward to hearing what the rest of our authors have to say. Please check them out.
Marci Baun http://www.marcibaun.com/blog/
Margaret Fieland http://www.margaretfieland.com/blog1/
Diane Bator http://dbator.blogspot.ca/
A.J. Maguire http://ajmaguire.wordpress.com/
Fiona McGier http://www.fionamcgier.com/
Heather Haven http://www.heatherhavenstories.com
Bob Rich http://wp.me/p3Xihq-wU
Anne Stenhouse http://annestenhousenovelist.wordpress.com/
Helena Fairfax http://helenafairfax.com/
Hollie Glover http://www.hollieglover.co.uk
Rachael Kosinski http://rachaelkosinski.weebly.com/
Connie Vines http://connievines.blogspot.com/
Skye Taylor http://www.Skye-writer.com/blogging_by_the_sea
Rhobin Courtright http://www.rhobinleecourtright.com/