Attack of the Killer Sleeping Bag

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It’s October. Time for raking leaves, eating candy corn and making costumes for our children. In a few week’s time, the streets will be filled with ghosts and goblins. To celebrate the occasion, I’ve invited a special guest to get you in the mood for the festivities. So pull out your Ouija board, invite a few friends over and serve up some hard hot apple cider.

Elaine Calloway HeadshotMy guest today, Amazon Best Selling Author Elaine Calloway, writes ghost stories set in Southern towns. Originally from New Orleans, she grew up with a love of Gothic architecture and all things supernatural. She is currently writing the contemporary fantasy Elemental Clan Series as well as the paranormal/humor Southern Ghosts Series.


And so, without further ado, here she is. Take it away, Elaine!

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Thanks you Suzanne for letting me guest blog today!

I’ve recently started writing and releasing a Southern Ghosts Series, and that got me to thinking about the ghost stories we told as kids. The things that made us jump in the middle of the night, the eerie feeling we would get on the back of our necks.

At one slumber party, we were asked to bring our sleeping bags but most of us wound up sleeping on the playroom floor. At one point (it must have been during a deep REM sleep) I woke up. Instantly, I felt strange, eerie. The tiny hairs at the nape of my neck were standing on end. My hands shook. Everyone else was asleep, but all I could see was a random shape.

Horror flooded through my veins as my mind reeled with what to do next. I was certain this was a strange person who had broken in. Someone–or something–that would be determined to hurt me. For several minutes, I sat completely frozen and afraid to move. What could I do? I couldn’t even get the screams out.

After waiting several moments in silence, I finally decided I’d had enough. If this person or thing wasn’t going to attack me, I was going to attack it! And I did. Turns out, it was my sleeping bag someone had placed next to me, and the shadowy room made it look like a human being.

Elaine Calloway Book Cover

We all love ghost stories. They entertain, frighten, and heighten our emotions. I hope you enjoy my first in the Southern Ghosts Series, NO GRITS NO GLORY, Click here to read more.

Connect with Elaine online at

What about you? What’s your favorite part about Halloween? Do you have any good ghost stories to share?

2 comments on… “Attack of the Killer Sleeping Bag”

  1. Hi Elaine. I love that you got up the nerve to attack your sleeping bag. That’s good stuff.

    I recently returned home from an 11-day Alaska cruise. At our last port stop – Victoria, BC – we visited the Craigdarroch Castle as our shore excursion. It is a self-guided walking tour where you can touch, taste, explore any and all areas not behind velvet ropes. I had my trusty camera ready to capture every glorious room in that house. I took lots and lots of pictures.

    About a week after I returned home, I was downloading my pictures on my laptop and as it was doing it’s thing, I went off and started a load of laundry. During my absence, my computer automatically started up a slideshow after all of the pictures downloaded. I returned to the laptop to find the pictures of the castle flashing by on the screen.

    I sat down to enjoy the remainder of the slide show and was shocked when I saw orbs in nearly all of my pictures. Cloudy orbs everywhere.

    At no time did anyone ever say this house was haunted, but finding the orbs was pretty cool.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

  2. Patricia,

    Wow, that story gave me goosebumps! That’s amazing you were able to catch the orbs on camera. I’ll remember that next time I venture to Alaska 🙂

    Thanks for sharing and stopping by!

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