Shadows will breathe

Shadows will breathe
"Careful. Evil has a way of making friends with the good and dragging them into the darkness." ~ Dr. Al Robbins

Monday, March 31, 2014

The Elusive Brain



The brain is awesome ~ in the truest sense of that word.

Friday, March 28, 2014

The Sound of Night



If only the night was this calming;
The sky, this serene;
The darkness, this inviting.

This melody intoxicates me.
It gives me hope ~
And a sense of peace and tranquility.
I want to buy a one-way ticket here ~
To this place where sweet dreams come to visit and linger on your breath until morning light;
A place where shadows sleep and darkness is nothing more than a warm blanket.
A place without shapes...
without blood...
without horror.

Hum to me this lullaby.
Sing to me a new song.
Let your voice carry on the wind...and find me in sweet, sweet slumber.
~dpb~



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Winner Announcement #5


And the final winner in our March madness is:

Ingrid Perrigo

Congrats, Ingrid!!!!
You won one of our night lights.
 Thank you for showing us all kinds of love this month!
(and don't forget to message us your address)


And a huge THANK YOU to all of the Creepsters out there who took part in our March Contest.
Thank you for all the love, for sharing your time with us and for being part of our community. 
Please know that we appreciate you.



Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Winner Announcement #4


The next winner in our March contest is:

Gina Stimely

Congrats to you and thank you for all the love you show us.
You're one of of our favorite Creepsters!
:)


And for the rest of you, time is running out. 
There is only one more night light left and March is just about over.
Will it be yours?
 Stay posted.
And stay creepy.



Monday, March 24, 2014

Mr. Nightmare

Just when I thought it was okay again ~
Safe to close my eyes;
Safe to catch a dream.

Back came the madness
In came the darkness

I almost stood a chance.
I could almost see the light.
I almost got away.

Almost.

But then, He came searching for me once more.
And what he brought with him was much, much darker than before...

~dpb~



Find image at this blogspot

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Winner Announcement #3


The next winner in our month-long contest is:
                             
Michael Edelen

Congrats on your win and thank you for being one of our top Creepsters!
Thank you for being part of our darkness (in a good way)  
:)



And no worries for the rest of you Creepsters, there are still two more night lights up for grabs!
Keep showing us love and we'll be announcing the last two winners next week!!!
Stay Creepy!!!



Wednesday, March 19, 2014

#truth


"All the things that I find beautiful 
have a darkness about them."




Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Book Recommendation

To me, there's just something a little too unnerving about over-thinking death.
Yes, it crosses all of our minds from time to time, but don't we really try to avoid it's overall conversation? Don't we try and focus on living each day, shifting our attention away from the inevitable?
For me, I try and ignore the thought of death throughout my waking hours ~ as best as I can.

So, when a friend of mine suggested that I read a book about human cadavers ~ that's three-hundred pages of non-fiction about corpses, dissection and possible mutilation ~ I was quite weary of the commitment. After all, my nightmares are filled with blood and torture and revulsion.  So why would I willingly invest the rest of my day's energy into this macabre world?
Bottom line, my friend has never steered me wrong on his book suggestions, not even once.  (Thanks, Travis.)  So, with hidden frustration, I agreed to take a look at it and even though I procrastinated for about a month or two, once I began to read it I could not stop. Once again, he was right.

The book I'm talking about is called Stiff and is written by Mary Roach.  Perhaps you have already read it or heard of it as it was a New York Times Bestseller in its day.  And while the book is somewhat dated, the information and the escape it provides is timeless.  It is clever, dark and comical.  It is, at times, unnerving and morbid and downright frightening, but it will change you.  And isn't that what reading is all about?

This book takes you behind the scenes and into laboratories, hospitals, mortuaries, crematoriums, and the darkest of basements.
It will have you laughing and crying and cringing.  It will have you questioning everything about life and death, religion and science, the here and now and the hereafter.  It will force you to recognize the fragility of life and the strange hilarity of death.  Roach is an amazing author and the book is fascinating.  If you haven't yet, check it out.  It just may change your life death.

And let me know what you think.
Post a comment below and share your thoughts.







Saturday, March 15, 2014

Friday, March 14, 2014

Winner Announcement #2


The second winner in our month-long contest is:
Jesica Raymond

Congrats, Jesica!
Thank you for always getting involved in what we do here.
(Thank you SO much.)



For the rest of you Creepsters out there, hang in...
There are still three more night lights up for grabs.
Keep on showing us that love and you could see your name posted next!

Good luck!



If you're just joining us, here is the link to our:  Current Contest
and here is the link to our:  Contest Rules.


Thursday, March 13, 2014

Uncertainty

How do you know if it's good enough?
You don't.
How do you know if you're strong enough?
You won't.
How will you know when it's time?
You will.
How can you be sure?

Find image here

Our madness is a gift;
And a curse.

Use caution.


Tuesday, March 11, 2014

As Writers



How much will you give to the cause?
What will your donation be?





Monday, March 10, 2014

Winner Announcement #1


The first winner in our month long contest is:
Christie Lents

Congrats, Christie...
(please know how much I appreciate you.  
I really, really do.)


For the rest of my Creepsters out there...
Don't be discouraged because there are still four more prizes left.
Keep showing us that love and the more often we see your name, the better your chances!
Stay spooky, Creepsters!
And stay connected with us.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Surrounded


"There's a darkness we find in this world,
and a darkness we bring into it."
~dpb~



Friday, March 7, 2014

Seize it.



Whatever it is you're after.


Any fucking questions?


Find the image at Pinterest



Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Other Worlds


Back in January, I looked about this room of mine ~ took a really good look ~ and saw the neglect.

I gawked at the massive amounts of books piling up ~ dangerously close to buckling the shelves.  I perused through the intriguing titles; breathed in their intoxicating smell of paper and mystery;  I ran my hands down their spines, reminiscing the day I brought each one home.
Then, came the guilt.
Next, the anger.
I had let these treasures go unread for too long.  It was in that moment, I made a promise to them and to myself.  I would read more.  I would read more often.  I would read every day, uncovering their secrets and charms.  And I would not rest until each one told me their story.  

I am proud to report that I am staying true to my resolution.

Currently, I'm reading Stiff by Mary Roach. (She has a very cool website by the way)
If you haven't heard of it, it's a compelling book about "the curious lives of human cadavers" and it's very informative.  It's also quite disturbing and could be why I like it.
If you're a bit on the reserved side, this may not be the read for you, as it is graphic as all hell.

I am only half way through, but I am captivated by it and wanted to share one of it's more grisly passages, which was taken from a Memoir in 1822.
It goes:

"Robert...took me for the first time to the dissecting room.
...At the sight of that terrible charnel-house ~ fragments of limbs, the grinning heads and gaping skulls, the bloody quagmire underfoot and the atrocious smell it gave off, the swarms of sparrows wrangling over scraps of lung, the rats in their corner gnawing the bleeding vertebrae ~ such a feeling of revulsion possessed me that I leapt through the window of the dissecting room and fled for home as though Death and all his hideous train were at my heels."

Can you picture it?
Can you smell it?
Does it get any darker than this?

Well done, M. Roach, well done.


(And a shout out to Travis who introduced this book to me.  Thanks :)

Monday, March 3, 2014

10 Scariest Creepypastas



This video was a little disturbing, but nothing to lose sleep over.
There were a few on here that I actually had never heard of before now.
Guess I better amp up my researching skills a bit.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Afraid of the Dark?

Then, win some light!

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Every month we do a contest for all you Creepsters.  It's a chance to test your knowledge and win some great prizes and it gives Night Lights a chance to generate more publicity and love from all of you ~~~  It's a win-win.

This month, we are mixing things up bit.
All month long, we will be doing random drawings to all of you Creepsters who show us some love.
Anytime you comment on any of our media sites; favorite what we do; join us on Twitter; share us to your friends...you will be put into the drawing to win one of the following night lights:

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Every time we see your name, your odds of winning increase.
We'll post all the winners on all of our sites, so keep an eye out...we may need your mailing address.
It could be you!

And remember...
We're watching...
muahahahahaha
:)

If you're new to our site, check out our: Contest Rules.