Showing posts with label Ghost Stories for Christmas. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ghost Stories for Christmas. Show all posts

Thursday 15 February 2024

Time to Put Away the Toys, for a while at least

Thursday, February 15, 2024 

Okay, just completed photographing my Lego version of 'Whistle and I'll Come to You', the Ghost Story for Christmas, where the protagonist is literally haunted by a bed-cover. I am going to have to put the Lego away for a few weeks now as I really need to concentrate on completing my next novel, Cold Comfort! The break will do me good as I can't decide what the next ghost story I will be working on for my Lego Horror series - though it will probably be 'A Warning to the Curious'.

Anyway, here are the photos, with a brief outline of the M.R. James ghost story to make a little sense of them:.

Our protagonist arrives at his holiday B&B to find his single room has two beds:

That evening. He takes in the seaside air with a long walk along the beach, where he discovers a Curious old Whistle in the sand. He blows it to clear the sand from it and a strange sound fills the air. Feeling suddenly cold, He hurries back to his B&B for an early night.

Unfortunately, his sleep is a troubled one. Strange noises permeate his room, which he puts down to the wind flapping the curtains through an open window. The sound filters through into his Dreams, conjuring a nightmare vision. A malevolent force has been conjured by the sounding of the ancient whistle, and finding form in an old boat sail, billows across the beach towards him: 

He awakens, terrified as the sound of the flapping sail continues from the 'unnoccupied' bed in his room. It seems as though its bedsheets have come alive and flap as they tussle to find the form of the evil beneath them:

Panic-stricken, he grabs the whistle, and flings the cursed item into the flames of the room's open fire:

The sheets fall in a knotted heap to the floor, just an ordinary bed-cover once more. However, so terrified was the protagonist, that he never recovers his former sanity.

Wednesday 14 February 2024

Make Room!

Wednesday, February 14, 2024
Time for more 'Oh Whistle and I'll Come to You', if The Soosh Cat will allow!

Tuesday 13 February 2024

Lego Signalman Pics Completed

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 


Monday 12 February 2024

Another Lego 'Ghost Story for Christmas' Diorama

Monday, February 12, 2024

Working on my second Christmas Ghost Story. Can anyone guess the story or author, or both?

Thursday 8 February 2024

Lego By Candlelight

Thursday, February 08, 2024

God knows what Sushi thinks I am up to lol.

Wednesday 7 February 2024

Lego Signalman Update

Wednesday, February 07, 2024

My Signalman diorama is slowly improving:

Tuesday 6 February 2024

"Halloa! Below there!"

Tuesday, February 06, 2024

Still no contact from the biologic team so I'm gonna ring the hospital tomorrow. If its going to take much longer I may need to go back on the Methotrexate as my condition is worsening every day. To take my mind off things, I'm continuing work on my Lego Dickens' Story 'The Signalman'. The train hasn't shown up yet but I've worked a bit on Signal House and landscape. The signal house may change but I'm happy with how things are progressing with the diorama... "Halloa! Below there!"

Monday 5 February 2024

Lego Project 2 - Ghost Stories for Christmas

 Monday, February 05, 2024

As I have already noted, my Lego Guy N Smith dioramas have now reached an end. But I'm still having fun with the hobby. It's a very meditative activity and continues to really help in taking my mind off my illness as I await the start of my fortnightly jabs. And so I have given myself a second Lego challenge, which is: Scenes from BBC2's Ghost Stories for Christmas. Despite waiting for a crucial part of my next diorama, I have already made a start with its construction:

The Signalman by Charles Dickens