Doll Bits for Haunted Humpday

I’ve always been creepily intrigued by certain dolls… I enjoy writing stories about them. Many times, I scare myself half to death… which is why I try to avoid writing about the stiff and creepy toys *grin* in the middle of the night. The following is an excerpt from the story I’m writing (during the day) for Tabitha Lenox’s Haunted Halloween Doll Challenge:
“Mirror, mirror on the wall
take his breath to the Dark Doll

I give song
and also blood
she’ll give flesh mixed with bone

Mirror, Mirror on the wall
let her be so he’s no more”

I’m totally excited (and a bit creeped out) about the tale! And about the dolls in short article BookGirl shared with me. He is a quote from the article in question:
“Don Julian used to say he was haunted by the ghost of the little girl who had drowned in one of the canals around the island. Some say he used to fish the dolls from the water because he though[t] they were real children, but the truth is he was collecting and placing them around his home as a shrine for the spirit that tormented him… in 2001 Don Julian Santana was found dead… in the same canal that he said the little girl drowned in.” ~ Mexico’s Island of the Dolls Is Beyond Creepy
 
haunting, isn’t it?
 Fly over to Marfi’s Haunted Humpday, and get your creep on, my Wicked Luvs… Boo!

37 comments:

  1. I love the excerpt...looking forward to the tale in full.
    I've never been wary of dolls, but Shelley and GK both have a bonafide fear of some. I bought a doll to do the Haunted Doll Challenge and I've had to keep her in a closet because both of them are so fearful of what she has become. I mean, she was kinda vacant looking when we bought her. I have put some effort into creepin' her out.....and I guess it works because both the girls are (Warning:made up words being used) OOOgafied and Ickafied by this little cutie pie. Tee Hee.
    I had never heard of this poor fella. I will have to investigate for sure.

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    1. The image of poor GK and Shelley running away from a doll makes me giggle a little, particularly when I think about how strong they both are. Dolls don't creep me out. The settings they are placed in or the way people handle them though, can be terrifying.

      I had never heard of Don Julian or his dolls until BookGirl mentioned them.

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  2. Oh wow I remember seeing this story of dolls awhile back. A family member is still keeping up the tradition and does tours to the isle. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Maybe one day I will visit Xochimilco and see if for myself!

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  3. That is a haunting tale. I hope all those dolls displayed are not from drowned girls.

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  4. OK just went and read the article and looked at all the pics and I have to say " Mexico’s Island of the Dolls" is definitely creepy. Can't wait to read more of the story Magaly, knowing you it will be wonderfully wicked!!!

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    1. Muahahaha! I really like it. I hope you do, too. I thought it would be only a scary tale, then it surprised me...

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  5. LOL doll bits, - - like tiny plastic bones

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    1. You just made me roar. I love when my friends get my less than awesome (and less than obvious) jokes ;-D

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    1. ...in the right circumstance lol

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  7. Saw that place on tv once.....well creepy! :D XXX

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    1. Really? I will look for it. Maybe I can find a recording or something!

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    2. This article has some vids :D http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2451332/Terrifying-Island-Dolls-south-Mexico-City-covered-hundreds-spooky-childrens-toys.html

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  8. Oh your tale is so good...can't wait to see how it ends! xo

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  9. Ooh sounds like it's going to be a creepy tale Magaly, think I better read it in daylight too.

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    1. I'm right with you, creepy, creepy, creepy ;-)

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  10. I must be missing the scary dolls gene. Those poor things on the island just need a wash and some frilly dresses and they'd be fine. A bit of love, that's all.

    Dolls in stories, though, that's different *twitch*

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    1. Dolls are like knives and guns, by themselves they can be just pretty things (yes, people, knives and guns are pretty art, dammit *breathe, breathe*) they don't do anything by themselves, you know? But in the right (or should I say wrong?) setting, they can scare the crap out of someone.

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  11. I love this Magaly!
    The doll island is super creepy
    Can't wait to read the rest:)

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    1. I'm doing a little creepy dance and grinning just thinking about all the goodies the challenge will bring ;-)

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  12. Interesting and spooky, I wonder how he drowned? Pulled below by something he thought was a doll? Sad too. Ok yeah I just had to look up what hump day meant, I thought humping was universally, birds do it, bees do it... Oh no that's fall in love, mmm so hump day as you can imagine I thought was for people that liked to plan a root in advance... How embarrassing :)

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    1. "I just had to look up what hump day meant, I thought humping was universally, birds do it, bees do it... Oh no that's fall in love, mmm so hump day as you can imagine I thought was for people that liked to plan a root in advance... How embarrassing"

      I had to quote that LOL

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  13. Dolls can be VERY creepy, and I am totally looking forward to Tabitha's party (and your story)!

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    1. I am, too. I've been keeping an eye on Kim's progress (she has been sharing on Facebook) and that doll looks magnificent!

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  14. If the context is right, dolls can be VERY creepy. The Mexican doll island is perfect proof for that.

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    1. Vanessa, you are correct; Chucky comes to mind. His enormous butcher knife, too.

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  15. I really do find that some dolls can appear as being quite spooky.

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    1. I think so, too. I've seen some new dolls that make me want to run and grab something sharp.

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  16. Mexitali Rose says the family still keeps up the tradition? That's Creepy!!!
    Gave me the willies, for sure!

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    1. So many of them hanging from threes... creepy.

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  17. Very creepy! Some dolls, like clowns freak me out!!!

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    1. I've always wonder what it is about dolls and clowns...

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  18. I love dolls of all kinds and some of my favorites are those scary little creepy ones that people alter into zombies and vampires. OMG! They are so adorable. Muahahahaha!

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    1. I do like them, too. Because their foundation is all cuteness, but those eyeballs, the eyeballs!!! Hahaha ;-D

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