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We live in a modern world with modern ideas… well, sort of.

Recently I was thinking about urban legends and how many of us get caught up in these vibrant and imaginative glimpses of the past that combine a powerful fear-factor with #storytelling, and of course just enough information is given to leave room for interpretation.

Soon, I’m headed out West to swim in a beehive crater, who knew it was even there?

I have always been more of an international traveler, and am trying to get used to the idea that I may not use my passport again for a long time.

Do you remember the childhood stories in your hometown about ghosts, a killer clown lurking in the park, or the spooky basement in the creepy house you babysat in?

Not sure why it never dawned on me, but in also thinking about folklore––which has been a lifetime fascination of mine… there is often a social lesson or hidden value, as in a warning and usually a “price” to pay for not paying attention, being too curious and on and on.

Looking at social conditioning and the types of storytelling above, do you think we are being shaped, molded and formed by external forces? Asking for a friend.

More and more the evidence of AI and learning software is coming into play everywhere we look.

Just as I wonder if technology will be the new magic, as I portray in my latest short story,

Is the urban legend phenomena of our modern time... simply a re-imagining of folklore?

Sure, in our current age you will get tales of haunted cars, cell phones that mysteriously text you in the middle of the night (is anybody out there?) and women dressed like a 1950s character with a poodle skirt and saddle shoes.

Is this same story usually not one that creates terror or invokes fear, and often teaches us that we can’t be curious and people shouldn’t wonder about things or we will pay a deep cost for it.

Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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Thank you for your amazing support! This fabulous collection co-written by Bibiana Krall and Veronica Cline Barton holds insights about life, flawed heroines, while offering a glimpse of luxurious lifestyles, and carves up ethereal moments with eerie spirits and a smidge of the bizarre.

It also illuminates a map of the human heart, the light, yearning for something elusive and its darkness too.

Not to mention that these stories, just like Hearth Fires take you to gorgeous places in the world on your top one hundred bucket list: Aspen, Norway and Italy… to name a few. Escapist fiction, yes please!

Lest we forget the Holy Grail of books, TV and film, it’s entertaining to the last page!

We cannot wait to share the second book in The Haunted Series. It’s twisty, a little more psychological and you won’t see the ending coming for miles.

A little birdie told me this collection is even better than last year’s (yay!) and is being shape shifted into a treatment, logline and pitch with my fabulous partner and co-writer Veronica Cline Barton for a potential TV Series.

Send good vibes! If you know someone in the biz looking for #herstories #mystery #gothic stories to develop, we would love to hear from you!

Tons of behind-the-scenes magic and collaboration must happen for that dream to come to fruition. Consider this blog post a vision board.

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Since it looks like the world needs to regroup yet again, be safe, please be extra patient with others, get cozy at home, make some tasty food, mix a few cocktails, turn off the horrible news and read for pleasure.

MONT PELIER (Book 4, Irish Phantom Series) is also on the way soon, but I will chat more about it in the next post.

Lately I have been embracing exercise in my routine again. I really needed it. It helps to center my mind and makes my body and spirit feel more positive, capable and strong.

Please stay safe, take care of yourself, reach out to people who care if you need a kind shoulder and mindfully give yourself space to recharge.

Until next time, find your Peace, Love, Hustle and Read or Write. Xox Bibiana

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Aug 08, 2021

Hi- just making sure you know that lgbmom23 is the Real Laura of OK Boomer podcast fame! Delighted to run into my sis here! Laura is probably too young to remember, but before our family church built a new building, we worshipped in a 100 year old building downtown, crammed with hidden staircases, creepy basements, dark attics. The Sunday School kids would play hide n seek- thrilling and scary. My intro to a different dimension. Thanks for all the creative writing news Bibiana!

Aug 08, 2021
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I did know! How could I miss the Real Laura and now the Real Jean! Was so happy to see her and now you here too! :-)

I love the creepy basement and staircases memory. I would be skulking around after coffee and doughnuts in a place like that! It sounds great! Looking forward to chillier days and more reading time outside when it finally cools off again. Thank you for always being so supportive. I can't wait to share creepy photos from my own Black Lagoon. Lol. Have a great weekend!


Aug 07, 2021

Swimming in a beehive crater? Do tell and I can get completely absorbed in urban legends! I remember a creepy upper floor of of an old home/photographer's studio that as a child was terrifying and yet totally fascinating, thanks for the fun memories and tell us about your upcoming trip.

Aug 07, 2021
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I found it by accident looking for cool things to do in the Wasatch Mountain Range and now I'm so curious... it was discovered in the late 1800s by a farmer and has been a weird/curative/hot springs destination ever since.

I am hoping I can take pictures and video. Will share soon. Kind of freaked out to be honest. Lol.

That studio sounds so cool! We have a vintage camera in one of our TANGLED WEBS stories. Veronica went to town with 'Mode de Veuve Noir.' It's so wild!

Sounds much like my sister's, piano teacher's house. The shades were always drawn and she had an extraordinary menagerie of rescue cats that jumped out at strange times.

Cue the Chopin...…


Veronica Cline Barton
Aug 07, 2021

Points to ponder for sure, Bibiana---not sure what is real these days...Congrats on the edgy Hive and the fantasy twirl in Mont Pelier! So looking forward to the next journey with you for the Haunted Series---pitches, treatments and a series oh my!💀📚🎬💋 #BookToFilm

Aug 07, 2021
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Do any of us? Seriously. Fact and fiction seems to be a moot point. 😎

Love all the #creativity and vision questing. We have so many wonderful adventures ahead of us, IRL and with story. So blessed and grateful to be in this moment with you!

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