October 28, 2008

Heads or Tails: Scary Story

Heads or Tails
Hosted by Barb (Skittles)

Today's Topic is: TAILS - Tell a scary story (Real or otherwise)

I hear something similar to this when I was a kid!

Bloody Mary
She lived deep in the forest in a tiny cottage and sold herbal remedies for a living. Folks living in the town nearby called her Bloody Mary, and said she was a witch. None dared cross the old crone for fear that their cows would go dry, their food-stores rot away before winter, their children take sick of fever, or any number of terrible things that an angry witch could do to her neighbors.

Then the little girls in the village began to disappear, one by one. No one could find out where they had gone. Grief-stricken families searched the woods, the local buildings, and all the houses and barns, but there was no sign of the missing girls. A few brave souls even went to Bloody Mary's home in the woods to see if the witch had taken the girls, but she denied any knowledge of the disappearances. Still, it was noted that her haggard appearance had changed. She looked younger, more attractive. The neighbors were suspicious, but they could find no proof that the witch had taken their young ones.
Then came the night when the daughter of the miller rose from her bed and walked outside, following an enchanted sound no one else could hear. The miller's wife had a toothache and was sitting up in the kitchen treating the tooth with an herbal remedy when her daughter left the house. She screamed for her husband and followed the girl out of the door. The miller came running in his nightshirt. Together, they tried to restrain the girl, but she kept breaking away from them and heading out of town.

The desperate cries of the miller and his wife woke the neighbors. They came to assist the frantic couple. Suddenly, a sharp-eyed farmer gave a shout and pointed towards a strange light at the edge of the woods. A few townsmen followed him out into the field and saw Bloody Mary standing beside a large oak tree, holding a magic wand that was pointed towards the miller's house. She was glowing with an unearthly light as she set her evil spell upon the miller's daughter.

The townsmen grabbed their guns and their pitchforks and ran toward the witch. When she heard the commotion, Bloody Mary broke off her spell and fled back into the woods. The far-sighted farmer had loaded his gun with silver bullets in case the witch ever came after his daughter. Now he took aim and shot at her. The bullet hit Bloody Mary in the hip and she fell to the ground. The angry townsmen leapt upon her and carried her back into the field, where they built a huge bonfire and burned her at the stake.

As she burned, Bloody Mary screamed a curse at the villagers. If anyone mentioned her name aloud before a mirror, she would send her spirit to revenge herself upon them for her terrible death. When she was dead, the villagers went to the house in the wood and found the unmarked graves of the little girls the evil witch had murdered. She had used their blood to make her young again.

From that day to this, anyone foolish enough to chant Bloody Mary's name three times before a darkened mirror will summon the vengeful spirit of the witch. It is said that she will tear their bodies to pieces and rip their souls from their mutilated bodies. The souls of these unfortunate ones will burn in torment as Bloody Mary once was burned, and they will be trapped forever in the mirror.


  1. Ooh, now I know the story behind the silliness with the mirror I remember from slumber parties. Creepy story!

  2. I'm glad I'm reading this in the morning instead of bedtime! Scary stuff!!!

  3. A great scary story there. Enjoyed that.

  4. Kinda like the story of the movie..."Candy Man" and saying his name 3 times in the mirror. I'll be sure to refrain from chanting Bloody Mary now, for sure.

    Happy HoT day.
    Mine is posted, finally, and it's a LONG short story I copied from my personal web site from years ago. Remember web sites? LOL

  5. Thanks for visiting everyone.

    Maggie...an older cousin use to scare me with that story!

    Skittles...I posted it last night and it gave me the creeps!


    Anni...ohhh I remember one like the Candy Man too!

  6. That brings back wonderful memories! Thanks for letting me relive some of my younger years!

  7. I remember trying it in front of the mirror when I was a kid, but I never knew where it came from! What a creepy story.... ::shiver::::

    My HoT is up at http://bookingit.today.com/2008/10/28/heads-or-tails-tails-write-a-scary-story/ I'd love to have you come visit (even though you probably won't be quite as scared as you made me) :-)

  8. Gina...you are very welcome :)

    Judy...creepy is good sometimes.

    Bud...I like sleeping with a light on! BUT With the light on you will see me hiding under your bed!


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