Day four of the AtoZ has arrived and we are on to the letter D (a personal favourite of mine :)). Today I have two very different ghosts for you, although they are joined by the notion of destruction.
Argh! Sorry this is late - I managed to get the time wrong.
Matilda Dixon (Darkness Falls)
Due to a fire Matilda's face was scared and sensitive to light and she would only leave her house at night wearing a porcelain mask. Because of this the adults of the town distrusted her.
Mistakenly believing she killed two missing children, they hanged her and took off her mask. She died cursing them.
Her only weakness is light. Any light can keep her out, but if the electricity fails or the batteries run out or the wind blows out the flame ... beware!
The Dead Men of Dunharrow (The Lord of the Rings)
Their shades linger in torment, never to find their rest, killing those who enter their halls.
They have but one hope, a prophesy that Isildur's heir will walk the paths of the dead and offer them a way to fulfil their oath. Thus releasing them from their curse.
When Aragorn took the path through the haunted mountain during The War of the Ring, the host recognised him as Isildur's heir and followed him, driving away the Crosairs of Umbar and helping to save Minas Tirith.
With their oath fulfilled, Aragorn released them to their eternal rest.
So would you rather face a vengeful tooth fairy or a host of resentful warriors?
My Other BlogsI am sharing blogging duties with my sister, Sophie, on two other blogs for the AtoZ as well :
And Sophie also has her own blog in the AtoZ too:
Other People's BlogsDon't forget to check out the other participant in this years AtoZChallenge. Click on the image to visit the main site and see the full list.