This Photo is Going to Kill Me in My Sleep

Last weekend the beta and I were rummaging around one of the antique stores in the little town I grew up in. I was sorting through a bin of old photos, hoping for inspiration for my Victorian-era novel, when I found this gem:

And I thought my family was scary.
The creepiest thing? They all have the exact same expression. EVEN THE BABY.

Me: Honey! Look at this!

TB: …Uh…

Me: They look like serial killers, don’t they? I’m kind of worried about the rabbit the one kid is holding. I bet if I bought this photo, they’d emerge from it in the middle of the night and kill me in my sleep. And look—it’s only three dollars! That’s a bargain.

TB: For a possessed picture that will come to life and murder you.

Me: Exactly! I’m buying it.

TB:…I’m sleeping on the couch tonight.

The point of this story is that if I suddenly disappear, I’ve probably been murdered by a haunted photo. Unless by posting this I’ve unwittingly unleashed them onto everyone viewing it, kind of like that video in The Ring. Oops.

Posted June 27, 2012 by jordan in ghosts, life, writing / 6 Comments

6 responses to “This Photo is Going to Kill Me in My Sleep

    • jordan

      The scary thing is that the shop owner assured me she’d sold far creepier photos. I can only assume she has no repeat customers because they’ve all been dragged through portals to hell.