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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Who Needs Enemies?

Don't blink! Blink and you're dead
Way, way too scary . . .
We had been visiting with our daughter.
Had a wonderful time.
Talking.
Walking.
Making puzzles.
Playing games.
Eating.
And she had introduced us to the TV show, Doctor Who.
Yes I know that most of you will have seen this program.
I know I had certainly heard of it.
But I had never actually sat down and watched it.
Our daughter (loving person that she is) chose, for our first experience, an episode called, “Blink”. Also known as the 'Weeping Angels' episode.
A story of statues that come to life when you aren't looking at them.
And do terrible things to you.
It was, in a word, SCARY.
Truly frightening.
Chilling enough that I watched the entire thing snuggled close to my Husby.
And holding his hand.
Okay, so . . . brave, I'm not.
Through the last half of the episode, I had to visit the 'little girl's room', but was watching the screen so attentively that I . . . didn't.
Once the show had finished, I shivered, then turned on every light as I made my hasty way down the hall.
A few seconds later, much refreshed, I opened the door.
And this is what was sitting on the floor directly in my path.
I screamed.
And heard loud answering laughter from the family room.
I hate my family.

9 comments:

  1. HA! SO funny. What did they have to do to get back on your good side? :D

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  2. But they certainly love you! (Hoping you didn’t have to clean the floor).

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  3. Laughing. So glad I'm not the only one. I would watch scary movies with my sons when they were younger (they loved them). I'd be the one holding onto them in fright! So embarrassing.

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  4. Family is like that.
    I thought I was the only wimp who often found Doctor Who frightening.

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  5. Oh no, I remember the show but never watched it. I love Twilight Zone.

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  6. I love scary shows and movies, but with your family probably wouldn't enjoy them quite so much.

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  7. Haven't you learned yet that you can never trust them? lol

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  8. I don't know if that is the same Dr Who that I watched as a child. It was gripping for children, especially with the Daleks, but a bit tame for adults.

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