Welcome to my contribution to the Haunt Jaunts #ParaDayParT day!
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Today I’m going to talk about haunted objects, like in my recent short story published in Haunt Jaunts, Shadow People and Cursed Objects. My short “Bye, Bye Blackbird” is a tale about two flapper chicks who steal a cursed necklace, but don’t know it’s cursed.
My inspiration for this story came about while researching Bakelite jewelry. Designers such as Coco Chanel and Elsa Schiaprelli started making Bakelite jewelry in the 20’s. Mostly for costume jewelry, the fad caught on big time and is still a jewelry-collectors prize today. A lot of hub-bub over what is basically just plastic. But back then, it was a novel creation.
None of this sounds spooky until you consider that once the initial Bakelite fad started, artists and designers started experimenting by putting other objects in…
Leslie finds a letter from her Aunt that will help her in their fight to come. Henry and Ashton stand against a legion of monsters as Leslie tries to find the spell. Mrs. Cutting and Mrs. Mannford pay Leslie a visit, with deadly consequences. Ashton takes on the creator of the monsters.
Voices in this chapter by: Murdo Morrison, Ariel DaWintre, Camellia Rains, Kadirah Wade, Marc Vale, Renee Roulo, and Emerian Rich.
Mrs. Florin returns to the house. While those in the house speak with Mrs. Florin, the Randall’s receive a less pleasant guest. A rumble from the second floor, alerts Leslie and Ashton not all all is well.
Voices in this chapter by: Laurel Anne Hill, Murdo Morrison, Ariel DaWintre, Michelle Shaurette, Heather Roulo, Renee Roulo, and Emerian Rich.
Mr. Mannford tries his luck at Rachael, causing a confrontation between Mannford and Capt. Randall. Mrs. Cutting and Mrs. Mannford plan for war. Ashton and Henry find an unwelcomed visitor in the house.
Voices in this chapter by: Murdo Morrison, Ariel DaWintre, Rish Outfield, Camellia Rains, Kadirah Wade, Dan Shaurette, and Emerian Rich.