Secrets of the Raven…by Raven Starr

Bryan Rainey
July 1, 2017

by Raven Starr
Halloween… Or All Hallows Eve… All Saints Eve?

I guess it’s all how you imagined it right? Some people only see free candy with funny or scary masks while to some others it is a straight up no bullshit religious holiday. But no matter what some may think we can trace the day back generations of people, but I’m not going to spend my time with you spouting off who thinks about what and where it came from, there is enough craziness in the world right for all of us to be worried about so let’s just enjoy this spooky month together. Do you believe in ghosts, saints, or any otherworldly creature?

Have you ever felt like someone was watching you but you’re alone? Or feel the hairs on the back of your neck stand on end as a brisk air brushes past.

What about creatures, though. We’ve all heard or read about rumors of other beings, like vampires. But what about the less talked about creatures like werewolves. Wait…Wait… Don’t laugh, just listen. Where I live now there’s a beast, yep you heard me a beast like a werewolf out in the woods not too far from me. It is known as The Beast of Land Between the Lakes. So, the thought of a cryptic creature around makes me wonder if it’s real. These rumors go back over 100 years so maybe it’s true, maybe there is a wild hairy man, a skinwalker, or a wild dog to even the dreaded Beast of LBL. I’ve asked around and checked it out on Youtube and there’s a few videos which captured a gut-wrenching sound so loud that could make passer by wanna piss their pants in sheer fright of the unknown.  Do you think creatures like the werewolf are real?

I’ve been asked a few times if I’d been willing to go look for the beast. Now I’m on the fence on this one. Now I’ve checked out how dense the woods are and…. yea there’s no way in hell. Lol. I want to believe, to believe in ghosts, big foot, and aliens. I know as Halloween draws near the veil between the physical world and the spiritual is felt so strongly that no one can hide their fears of what goes bump in the night. What scares you? I am a horror lover and if you’ve read my old books you know I love it. I can deal with ghosts, Michael Myers, Freddy, the chainsaw guy, and even Candyman (shh don’t say his name cuz he’ll come get you) but zombies, oh hell to the naw, no zombies for Raven. I can’t stand the thought of a rotting corpse chasing me so it could eat me…. Y’all nasty, not that way. LOL

If one day you see me running, you’d better join in because I don’t play. 😊

What scares you?

Secrets of the Raven…by Raven Starr

               First off, I want to thank you all for stopping and I hope you return time after time. If you don’t know, I’m Raven Starr. I’m an author, I write a wide range of books from steamy romance to the core of dark and shadows and some of those tales I will only disclose here. There will be all sorts of topics to tingle that thread of darkness within us all.
               Welcome to my secrets. Enjoy them.
               So, what is a secret, really? Is it those passing thoughts we have now and then or it a secret something else? Something that grows within our souls and builds up so much that we may feel the need to explode? What’s your secret? How many secrets do you have?
                I know I have secrets, some good but then are others where if I share them I might be deemed a bit tapped in the skull, which is why writing is my perfect outlet. I can indulge in all sorts of wild fantasy. In my imagination, I can come up with anything and everything, I can ride a unicorn, become a Fae, or a wild woman warrior the possibilities are endless.
                But I wonder what would happen if I told you a secret… Would you keep it or would it be so juicy that you couldn’t but to share it?
                Secrets… Here’s something that has happened in my life and only few people in my life know this story.
Many years ago, when I lived in Connecticut my daughter was about three or so. I was young in my early twenties. Inside information about me is I am empath, a seer, or the easiest way to say it is…I see dead people. Not just dead people but I can sense darkness and see the entities that travel back and forth through the veil. So, think of me like a cross between Sookie Stackhouse and the old woman in the Insidious movies. Honestly, after I watched that and having the experience I’m about to tell you about made me try to unseen all the shit…Oh can I say, that? Shit? I don’t know but let’s hurry on. So now that you know a little background let me tell you what happened. Like I said my daughter was about three and I was living in this nice townhouse, projects, whatever to a twenty-something it was awesome, so my daughter went to stay the night with my mother. I’m not which month it was but I started getting this feeling, it felt like something tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. I do remember feeling that something wasn’t right. I didn’t know about the veil, and my gift…well, that’s not true I kinda knew but I didn’t know the capacity. Throughout the day even before my daughter I felt strange but once she left and the sun went down I couldn’t shake this feeling that something was wrong. So later that night I think it might have been shortly after midnight but I woke up, I felt like I wasn’t alone. My heart started to race and I was searching my room but it was dark, but I knew I wasn’t alone. But then something started to happen, right above my head there was a dark void darker than my room, now how can that be possible, but I couldn’t look away from it. The longer I stared into this void, the bigger it grew and it started to pour out of the wall, right above my bed straggling out. I saw long arms forming, then a neck, a neck to long and crooked to be human, and then I saw the silhouette of its head. I couldn’t move as this entity hovered above me. I was stuck. Panic began to set in as I couldn’t take my eyes off this thing forming above me. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t scream. A feeling of dread appeared in my soul. I felt like it wanted me. Like it was telling me of its ever-looming presence and that at any time it would reach through the darkness and snatch me from this realm of existent. It felt like forever as I stared this thing down. A cold like I have never felt before started to creep up my body. From my toes up my legs. I couldn’t let this thing; this evil encompasses me it must’ve been only minutes before I broke loose… I shot from my bed like a spring. I flung on the lights and there was nothing there but Ii knew what I saw, I knew what I felt and I was scared, honestly, I was beyond scared. I went through the entire house flipping on lights searching for this thing hiding in the darkness. After I went through the entire house from top to bottom I couldn’t shake the feeling. It was well after midnightbut my comfort was my mother…so I called her and told her everything… I didn’t tell her about the feeling, about the strange whispered I heard, but she told me to bless my house with smoke and a strong resolute that I wasn’t afraid. I hung up and did exactly what my mother told me and I felt some sort of comfort I fell asleep right before dawn but I couldn’t shake the feeling and I kept hearing the same gurgled message.
                I’m waiting…
                What’s your secret?

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