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Dawn Knox – A rearranger of words into something hopefully meaningful…

Sunday Musings for 19th October – #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

Daffodil and the Thin Place 300dpiSunday Musings for 19th October  – What book scared you? Why and How? Yup, it’s October. People like and don’t like Halloween for a variety of reasons. So we’re digging into that fear. So, why did it scare you? And how did the author do that?

Here’s my response:

The first story I had published was a horror story, so it seems strange that I dislike scary stories and never read them. The last book that I remember which frightened me was the ‘Magic Faraway Tree’ by Enid Blyton which a teacher read to us at school. I think I was about seven years old! I became completely engrossed in the strange world the author created and I remember being disturbed that the characters repeatedly put themselves in danger. I associated so completely with them, I experienced the fear I would have felt, had I been with them in reality. I also read ‘Rosemary’s Baby’ by Ira Levin when I was a teenager and I seem to remember I found it frightening but strangely, I can still recall details of the ‘Magic Faraway Tree’ but nothing of ‘Rosemary’s Baby’.

If you want to read what the other Muse It Up authors thought, click here to go to the Sunday Musings blog.

There are plenty of excellent books on the Muse It Up publisher site and you can also find my ebook, ‘Daffodil and the Thin Place’ here. #MuseItUp #DaffodilAndTheThinPlace

Shrouded_Cover_v2_100[1]If you’re interested in the first story I had published, it’s called ‘An Appropriate Pen’ in the horror anthology ‘Shrouded by Darkness – Tales of Terror’, which includes a story by Neil Gaiman. It can be found here.


  1. Hi Dawn, I didn’t contribute to this one. I’m not sure that books scare me although the subject matter of some books certainly does. I don’t knowingly read those ones. Films, however, are often a no-go zone for me. Anne Stenhouse