As we near the end of October, we come to that spookiest time of year, the time when things really do go bump in the night, when chill winds blow, and ghostly tales capture our imaginations. Today, author Flossie Benton Rogers shares a few thoughts of her own about the supernatural. Please welcome her to Time for Love.
by Flossie Benton Rogers
In the 1996 film, Tin Cup, golfer Roy McAvoy says: “I hit it again because that shot was a defining moment, and when a defining moment comes along, you define the moment…or the moment defines you.”
One of my most vivid defining moments came in 10th grade history, when Mr. McGill posited to our class, “What if 2 + 2 is not 4? What if it is really 5 but a little invisible green man tricks us each time to make us think it’s 4?” A chill shot up my spine. His point resonated with me. In a nutshell it clarified my view of life, which up to that moment had been intense in feeling but nebulous in understanding.
Flashes of memory:
A hug from a huge yellow moon.
One grandmother reading me fairy tales. Another grandmother scaring me with yarns of the Yam Potato Man.
My sister telling me ghost stories about the dead man’s shoes that walked.
Costumes, candied apples, and trick or treating at Halloween.
Sprites chattering atop my special hideaway, a fragrant orange tree.
A book where children traveled to the faraway mountains of Norway.
Fairy tale comic books, especially Snow White and Rose Red, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, East of the Sun and West of the Moon, and The Snow Queen.
I grew up knowing that life is magical. Shakespeare put it this way: “There are more things in heaven and earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.”
Is it any wonder that I have a passion for writing about imaginative worlds? How could I not explore whether 2 + 2 is really 5?
Now is the Halloween season when the veils between dimensions are thin. If you have a yen for spicy love stories and action-packed adventure, delve with me into the mysterious realms. Be prepared to catch a glimpse of a little invisible green man.
Flossie Benton Rogers writes paranormal dark fantasy romance with faeries, witches, demons, angels, goddesses, ghosts, and dark guardians. She is the author of WytchFae Runes and Guardian of the Deep. Secret Cravings Publishing will be releasing her third title, Mind Your Goddess, in December. Four additional books are planned as part of the “Wytchfae” series.