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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Authors' Cave Halloween Blog Train - "Buried Alive?" Part 9

Authors' Cave Halloween Blog Train - "Buried Alive?" Part 9 of 11

Welcome to the Authors' Cave 
Halloween Blog Train!

1. Include a picture or video of yourself in a Halloween costume! I don't have a picture of me in a Halloween costume. I was 7 the last time I even wore one :)

2. What is your favorite scary movie? I suppose it would have to be The Exorcist. For it's time it was pretty creepy. I still get a slight chill when I hear that music!

3. What scene from a book or movie scared you more than any other? There is no book or movie that has ever scared me, however, Beneath the Willow by Gemma Farrow really did creep me out, and actually did spook me a little. I think people believe I'm just boasting for her when I say that, but I'm really not.

4. If all of Stephen King's bad guys were after each other, who would win and why?  I can't help but think Carrie and little Charlie would be an incredible showdown. I think that's a bet for Vegas as it would be almost impossible to predict the outcome.

5. Give a Treat! Anyone care for a Lady Finger?



6. Provide an elevator pitch for one of your books! Sometimes the only way to get your life back is to lose it...literally.

7. Blog Train Halloween Story! Members of the train will follow in the order of their cars to complete the following Halloween story. Follow the train to see how the story goes and to get to know some new authors!

Buried Alive?
This is Part 9 of an 11 part story. If you are coming into it at this point I urge you to go to to read it from the beginning. 11 authors took part in this story building, and it's been fun to see everyone's additions as they've put their own spin on it and moved the story forward!

The fierce struggle that ensued was almost more than I could bear. Though I never actually felt pain from the scuffle going on inside me, my body jerked uncontrollably from the fight. This was complete madness, a living nightmare at best! Once again my mind began to retreat, unwilling to accept this impossible situation.
"Nurse!" Dr. Moore orders complete sedation.
Thankfully, I felt the world begin to slip away.

"Damn!" Dr. Moore mutters as she paces the small room. "We've got to figure this out. She'll be no good to us as a test subject if we have to keep her sedated just so those other two won't be locked in an endless battle."
"Perhaps you could try reversing the procedure?" Nurse Hatchette says. "I know that you all have doubts it will work, but most of you never thought it would succeed this far, either."
Dr. Moore nods absently. "To be honest, I don't see any other way around it. It's that, or this is all we'll have for a test subject," she says almost bitterly as she gestures at her useless patient.
"You've finally done what doctors the world over have been trying to do for years: real resurrection!" Nurse Hatchette exclaims. "Your research is on the cusp of what was once unimaginable - a feat, until now, only afforded to God. It's worth the risk, Dr. Moore! If we lose her during the extraction process, I have complete faith that you will be able to capture her soul again, and if not her, another one. You simply can't let this stop you now."
Dr. Moore nods slowly. She was so very right. This was not the time to settle for minor victories, she had to move forward or someone else would pick up where she left off, and no doubt triumph. She couldn't let that happen. This was her life's work, she wasn't about to abandon it now.
"Very well," she says firmly, "get the lab ready. I will not allow this to hinder my progress. We'll start the extraction in one hour."
Click here to move on to the next blog train car and carry on with this story:


  1. 3 DAYS IN PARADISE sounds like a fantastic read. And I can't wait to see how your nifty "extraction" twist goes!

    1. Thank you, Lorrie :) It's only 87 pages, but I think I managed to fill it with a rather good story. I'm not exactly a conventional writer. I don't write for a "market", I simply write exactly what comes out of my head on any given day. It's the accomplishment I find pleasure in. If you should happen to get it, please let me know what you think. I believe it is still on the Active List, actually.

  2. It has been a while on the costume! And capturing souls? VERY nice touch!! :)

    1. Most certainly has! I did actually go to a Halloween party one year...I think I was 24, and went as Elvira. I don't exactly recall the night much after I got there, but I do recall being in the hot tub with 7 other people as the sun came up...I can only hope there aren't any pictures floating around of that night :)
      This Halloween Blog Train has been a blast, it's been really funny to see how other authors continue the story from the previous train car!