Clarissa Johal: 2015 October Frights Blog Hop - "Night Terrors" #paranormal #horror #flashfiction & STRUCK Prize Package #Giveaway #Octoberfrights

Saturday, October 3, 2015

2015 October Frights Blog Hop - "Night Terrors" #paranormal #horror #flashfiction & STRUCK Prize Package #Giveaway #Octoberfrights


Welcome to the 2015 October Frights Blog Hop 
Join 40+ paranormal and horror authors for ten days of screaming good fun. Books and prizes to be won!
Hosted by me! (Clarissa Johal)

From October 1-10th, join me for free short stories, exclusive excerpts, and Rafflecopter contests. I'm offering signed paperbacks & ecopies of my books, AND some awesome prizes. On October 10th, there's a grand prize so be sure and stop by then.
Time for a story...


Photo courtesy of W H via Flickr
Night Terrors 
by Clarissa Johal

The dark shadows slid from underneath the bed. They edged up the sides, and spilled across the sheets like thousands of writhing snakes. Finding their mark, they enshrouded the sleeping human completely. Staining her dreams with darkness, they turned those dreams into nightmares filled with horrors.

The woman awoke with a start. In her half-wakened state, she caught a glimpse of what she thought was a shadow slipping from the bed. When she blinked, there was nothing. She was alone. Her bedside clock ticked the seconds away, filling the quiet space with its mechanical heartbeats.

Unsettled, she got up to use the bathroom. Washing her hands afterwards, she briefly entertained the thought of leaving the bathroom light on. Enough of the light would trail down the hallway, and illuminate the darkened corners of the bedroom. Her fingers lingered on the light switch, before she changed her mind and switched it off. Go to back bed. There's nothing to worry about. You had a nightmare.

Padding barefoot across the floor, she climbed back into bed. Sleep was elusive. The bedside clock ticked away, a nagging reminder she lay wide-awake. Shadows played against the moonlight, dancing across the ceiling.

It wasn't until she heard the first whispers from underneath her bed, that she finally realized she wasn't alone.


*****

The Giveaway! 

Prize package for 
STRUCK includes a signed paperback or ecopy (your choice), Artists Loft watercolor paints - 12 piece set, Artist's Loft watercolor paintbrushes - 4 piece set, and Strathmore watercolor paper - 15 sheet book 6x9inch 


Struck by lightning...claimed by shadows.

Caught a storm, Gwynneth is struck by lightning. She wakes in the hospital with a vague memory of a mysterious stranger. Following her release, the stranger visits her at will and offers Gwynneth a giftone that will stay the hands of death. Gwynneth is uncertain whether Julian is a savior or something sinister... for as he shares more and more of this gift, his price becomes more and more deadly.


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18 comments:

A. F. Stewart said...

A lovely and creepy story.

Heather Powers said...

Gives me shivers>>>great story

Jessica Mitchell said...

Great story

Clarissa Johal said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone!

Cali Willette said...

Thanks for the giveaway!! <3

Katie John said...

Love this story, Clarissa. Happy Hopping.

Lexa Cain said...

What a great story! You did a lot with few words. Great giveaway too! :)

Michelle Willms said...

I loved the story! Thank you for creating something so great for us. Thank you for the wonderful giveaway, too.

Clarissa Johal said...

Thanks for stopping by, everyone. Happy hopping :)

Ash Krafton | @ashkrafton said...

Really looking forward to this story...been on a bit of a Death crush lately :)

Clarissa Johal said...

I've never heard it phrased like that before, Ash! lol Awesome.
Thanks for stopping by :)

dialeigh slow said...

Wow! What fun! This is really trick or treat ♡

dialeigh slow said...

Wow! What fun! This is really trick or treat ♡

Mary Preston said...

I love a good fright.

nurmawati djuhawan said...

thx u for hosting :)

168d7130-34d4-11e2-91ad-000bcdcb5194 said...

It's an intriguing premise!

--Trix

Dominique said...

Love the atmosphere you created. Definitely sounds like my kind of read, and I'm really looking forward to this story. Thanks!

Dominique
(Nikki Marie on rafflecopter)

Clarissa Johal said...

Thanks everyone! Glad you liked it :) Happy hopping!