A Tale of Curiosity

Come closer and let me tell you a tale of foolish curiosity and monsters and madness.
It began with a curious young woman, nightmares and rumours.

The locals spoke in whispers of a creature hiding in the shadows, animals disappearing, howls in the night. Fear for their sanity kept them indoors when the moon was full, only one had survived having seen the beast, and she was locked away both inside her own mind, and behind bars.
But Alice wished to know more, what had happened to the woman, what had she seen ?
She had always been the curious sort, even as a child, always following rabbits into places she shouldn't, and with that same bravery she set off to visit the village witch.

"Come in young woman, take a seat and tell me why you have come to me?"

As Alice looked around and the lady's dwelling she wondered if perhaps she was in over her head, but she sat and began to tell the lady her reason for visiting.

She explained about wishing to know of the woman in the asylums tale, but also of strange dreams she had been having of noises in the dark, and a feeling of impending doom.

The lady listened, nodding sympathy when needed, and encouraging Alice to speak of her dreams.
"I know of what happened to the woman, and I can show you in vision if you wish, but are you sure you wish to know the truth?"

Foolishly Alice agreed, and reaching out to her the lady spoke "The take my hand, and gaze into the smoke and I will show you all you wish to know"

Tentatively Alice reached out and took the lady's hand.

And as she gazed into the smoke rising in front of her, her vision wavered and her view faded away until she no longer saw the lady's home.

Instead she was stood before a door to an old farm barn, the farm yard was abandoned and neglected.
She reached out and opened to door in front of her.

She entered the barn, which was as empty as the yard she had left, but felt odd, like she was not alone.

Walking further into the barn, Alice got a feeling she had been here before, had she been here in one of her nightmares, or had she been here for real? She did not know, but something on the dividing wall caught her eye, and she walked closer.

Getting closer she saw odd markings on the wall, as of someone, or something had been scratching, or clawing to get out. What could possibly have caused them.

She reached towards them to judge the size which the claws must have been to cause this. But as she did so, she got a strange feeling and an odd realisation came over her. This was no vision that the witch was showing her, this was a memory. Alice remembered, this was her memory, being here, being trapped, no way out.

As her fingers touched the scratches she heard another noise, close behind.
 A movement, and a low growl, slowly coming closer.
A warm breath on her neck, and a scream building in her throat.
Then, nothing but darkness.

She awoke in her cell again, same dream, same nightmare, every night since it happened. And she knew tonight she would go curiously again to the witch's door, one again to re-live the event.
Foolish girl.

If you enjoyed my tale, be sure to visit Vanessa and the other party's at: A Fanciful Twist Halloween party.


  1. Oooooh hooooo woooo most spooky! Sent shivers down my spine and the music... the haunting music.....

  2. amazing post! happy halloween!!!http://apinkdreamer.blogspot.com/2011/10/little-fanciful-magic-party-and.html

  3. I love them dark and gory, this left me satisfied and then some!

    Happy Fanciful All Hallow's Eve!

  4. Oooo a spooky tale indeed. Poor Alice locked up in the asylum and in her head.

    Please do come and join in my party too.


  5. BOOooooo...such a scary place and being locked up like that....ooooooo..
    scary music to go along with it all is PERFECT....
    Come over for Halloween Coffee and an AWESOME giveaway.
    xo bj

  6. A very nice story and presentation !!
    Happy halloween party.

  7. OH that was a wonderfully scary tale. Loved it!

    ~Happy Halloween

  8. The music, the story, amazing... thanks! Blessings.

  9. What a delightfully spooky tale. Great environment you created with the music and I adore the backdrop of your blog.

    When you get back on your broomstick swing by my blog - I'm serving brain tonic and three witches brew. Mildred the spider will give you a ride to the river where you can pick up a boat that will take you on one magical adventure.

    Have fun visiting all of the parties today.


  10. Oh, spooky tale. Nice! Love your blog.

    Happy Halloween!


  11. Thanks for sharing your spooky tale, I really enjoyed it!
    Take care,

  12. Thanks for your spooky tale! It sure scared me. Visit my halloween party as well.


  13. Spooky photos and story - I like the incorporation of Alice but used in your own way! Awesome :)

    Thank you for stopping by my party earlier! So glad you could attend!

    Happy Halloween!

  14. Wonderfully, deliciously scarey story! (((shudder)))

    Happy Hallowe'en!

  15. What a scary tale! Those scratches on the wall remind me of something I'd see in a abandoned mental hospital. Spooky! Come by and visit my party: http://castlesandcarriages.blogspot.com/2011/10/welcome-guests-from-fanciful-twist.html

  16. Spooooky! I loved it!!! Is she a werewolf, too?
    Well, I was pretending that was why she was trapped in there....

    But then you threw the asylum part in there. Have you played that game? My 60 year old Mom loves it...haha!

    Thanks for the spine chilling tale...I so enjoyed my visit!

  17. Happy Halloween! What a spooky and wonderful tale you shared with us! Thank you!! Have a lovely night!!



  18. Ohhh..that oozed of creepy-fun! Thank you for sharing your talent for writing. What a beautiful blog you have!

    We're doing a little "spirit raising" at my place...stop by and join the festivities! =)

  19. Such fun and spookiness...I had a great time. thank you for inviting me. your photos were amazing. Please visit me:

  20. So So Spooky. I hope I never have that dream! LOL Happy Halloween and thanks for the wonderful tale. Come and visit my Halloween party!!

  21. Creepy! Glad I read this while it is still daylight outside or I might be dreaming the dreams of Alice.

  22. Loved the story and it was well executed. The complementary music and pictures added to the eery effect.

    Very nice blog. Thank you for having me over to visit.

    Happy Halloween!

  23. Oh my gosh what a scary story! I am sitting here alone and it's pretty late and I must admit it sent chills down my spine and I got a little spooked. And when the music started... I wasn't sure where it was coming from, I thought it was coming from outside my window hahaha and I almost peed my pants. LOL! Awesome writing! Happy Halloween!

  24. this is the spookiest story I have run accross tonight!! Great job! Trying for the third time to comment but for some reason my comments keep ending up not posting...ghosts i am sure

  25. A wonderful spooky story! Happy Halloween.

  26. Very spooky! I dig your style!!

  27. Oooowhoooooooo, chills!!! Trapped forever? Back into her cell? Eeeeeeeeeeeee!

    I have to tell you, I have been itching to get here, a people told me they got a thrilling fright with your story!! Brilliant!!!

    Thank you for sharing the wonderful and bone chilling photos to accompany your fantastic haunted tale!!!

    ♥ Vanessa {A Fanciful Twist}

  28. What a spooktacular tale!

  29. This is wonderfully spooky! Your images are mesmerizing and beautiful. Happy Halloween! :)


  30. Creepy!!! The music gave me chills! Thanks for sharing such a haunting story! bertie

  31. Oh my... that was spooky! Thanks so much for sharing! Here's wishing you magickal travels~

  32. What a fabulous scary story you wove. Hope you can stop by my enchanted oven for my party.

  33. You gave me a chill! Happy Halloween! :)

  34. A good scare for Halloween! Perfect. That barn really reminds me of the interior of that house in the Blair Witch Project. yikes!
    Thanks for stopping by!

  35. Lovely tale, although very depressing at the same time. I remember having a reoccurring nightmare as a child about a monster who stole children away. He had an eye on each foot so he could see if you were going to run when you sat at his table. It was frightening. Can't imagine experiencing it again! Haha!

    Thanks for stopping by to see my tree earlier. I'm glad you enjoyed it!

  36. Your tale was "a fanciful twist" all by itself! Shiverssssss! I hope one day the witch helps her past her fear and back into the real world. Sigh.


  37. Wow. This was eerie and cool. I loved it. Thanks for great photos, too, to put us in the story...

  38. ohhhh my very erie and wonderfully scary!
    Have a boooo-tiful day.
    Always, Queenie

  39. Wow! That was super spooky...great photos, too. You crafted a clever tale...thanks very much! And thanks for coming over to visit with me, too! :)


    Please fly by my party when you can...
    Hauntingly Yours, Lyndy >^..^<

    Princess Diana's Wedding Ring Giveaway & Haunted Halloween Party:

    P.S. This ring can be used as a Magickal Dowser..

  41. Very scary tale, thank you so much. The music brings me in a strange atmosphere! Brrr...
    Thank you for your visit on my party!
    Happy Halloween!

  42. That was awesome! You can come over to my blog anytime you want with one of your stories. Shivers down my spine...

    Much love and Happy Halloween!


    Dana @


  43. WOW!Your a talented writer.Good story teller.Thank you for inviting me to your scary story-time :0

  44. What a spooky story!! Thanks for sharing! Hope you have a wonderful Halloween!

  45. I am scared now! I love your story and the great music playing in the background added a very creepy feeling too.

  46. very eerie Halloween party! loved the feel of it!
    thanks for having me
    Happy Halloween

  47. AAAAAAAAAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaHhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!

    This totally scared me!

  48. Stopping by to visit you too....spooky party....love it!
    Thanks for your comment on my blog.

  49. Spooky intriguing story. What a hauntingly curious tale. Thanks for sharing.
    Please stop by My Mad Halloween Tea Party for a cup or two of Tea....We would love to have you..
    Spells and Wishes
    Wendy from Wonderland

  50. Delightfully creepy!!! Sincerest apologies for my delay in thanking you kindly for dropping by my Halloween Party post! The skeletons have had dreadful tummy aches & that darn broom flew off on its own again :o)

  51. Oooooh, my dragon got lost, so sorry I arrived only now, what fitting music....and the fingernail scratching...eeeeeek....so glad I made it in the end, Happy Halloween !!!!

  52. Oooooh, nearly biting my nails.

  53. Um...won't she ever get out????
    The story was mesmerizing.
    Happy Halloween!

  54. Thanks for coming to my tea party! Great sequence of photos to go with the story! Happy Halloween :)

  55. That was an awesomely, spooky tale! I was glued to my screen through the whole story!
    Happy Halloween

  56. Ooh, gives me shivers! Thank for sharing :) happy Halloween!

  57. Oooh...shivery...thank you for sharing your spooky Halloween story! Such fun! Thank you so much for inviting me! I'm just now catching up with all of my visitors to The Tearoom from last weekend.

    Wishing you a wonderfully spooky Halloween!




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