This month's topic: Paranormal themes run rampant through fiction across many genres.
Are you a believer in the paranormal or a skeptic? Have you ever experienced (or known someone who had) a paranormal experience?
Funny she should ask, because I have. Although I haven't really crossed into the genre, per se, I have a couple of time-travels that hints at things paranormal. Now that I think of it, both of my novels play with people from the old west era who get caught in some type of time-travel warp that brings them to the modern day and all the wonders we take for granted.
In my first time-travel, "Time Tantrums," my pioneer wife exchanges places with a modern-day attorney (female) who is just as stunned to find herself without all her appliances and make-up, and can't fathom why the man who believes her to be his wife doesn't understand simple terms like "Lexus, Cell Phone, taxi, and mascara."
Although I haven't been swept into a different time period, I have had a few experiences I can't explain. After my grandmother passed, I was staying with my Mom and went from upstairs to down and walked through a cloud of Bengay, which was Granny's favorite cologne. *smile*. I called up to my mother and asked her what she was putting the pain cream on and she didn't understand what the heck I meant. I decided sharing the "cloud"was Granny's way of letting us know she was still with us and was okay.
After my father passed away in the home he and my mother shared, my mother eventually sold the home and moved. The woman who purchased the home knew in great detail despite never being told in which room Dad passed, where he sat and ate breakfast, even which side of the bed he slept on in the bedroom. She claimed he was still in the house and the places she sensed him were always ice cold. She was always accurate. I just can't believe after so many years of being married to my mom that Dad would live with another woman. I'm not sure how long he stayed, but it would be just
like him to be stubborn enough to remain in a home he warned my mom never to sell.
My sister has recently been in touch with a 'medium' and through her, my sis learned that Dad is no longer with Wanda, the homeowner, and now he seems to keep a good eye on what's happening in my sister's life. He sure has been a busy guy since he left us.