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Dark Mistress Aurora: Top Four Reasons Why Writing Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction + giveaway

Top Four Reasons Why Writing Truth Is Stranger Than Fiction

I go by the name Dark Mistress Aurora. As you probably can tell, this is not my real name. It’s a pen name I chose to protect my identity. This is because I write about supernatural things that happened to me in real life.

A lot of people think you are crazy or lying when you say you’ve had a supernatural experience. It’s easier for them to just explain it away as nothing. It makes them more comfortable.

I can’t blame them. Who wants to believe that supernatural stuff is real? I don’t and I went through it! Plus, truth is always stranger than fiction, so they always try to find holes in your story, which might be easy for them to do because truth isn’t nearly as logical as fiction is. Sometimes people run towards things they should run away from, for example.

So here are four reasons why writing horror truth is stranger than writing horror fiction.

#1. Real life horror stories are short.

This is why there are so many of them on Reddit. Most real horror experiences are really quick to write about, even though they take hours or even years to experience.

#2. People who see something supernatural doubt themselves.
I’ve doubted myself a ton of times because even when something horrifying, like a shadow man, has stared you right in the face, you just want to believe the whole thing is a lie.

The problem is, it’s not. You can’t come up with any explanation and you know you weren’t hallucinating, but you also know how weird it sounds to claim what you saw was true.

#3 You never know how you’ll act during a supernatural experience.
In my head, I always tell myself if I see something supernatural again, I’m going to yell at it or roll my eyes at it. Maybe I’ll wind up running away. I don’t like giving scary things the power to scare me, but I never wind up doing what I say I’m going to do. I either freeze while I stare, panic as scary things happen, or try to investigate what’s happening further.

People usually judge others by their reactions to things. Sometimes we judge ourselves by our reactions to things, but you never know what it’s going to be like unless you experience it for yourself.

#4 Not all supernatural experiences are negative.
Some spirits are nice. Some even make you feel safe. You usually can feel the essence of what is happening, whether you’re dealing with something malevolent or kind. That usually dictates how you react to it more than anything else.
True Scary Stories: The Shadow Man: Real Horror Mystery With A Twist Volume One
by Dark Mistress Aurora
December 11, 2017
ASIN: B07888ZT6V

Genre: Horror
ISBN: 9781386008217
Number of pages: 15 pages
Word Count: 3,225
Cover Artist: Go On Write
As you turn each page, terrified, you won’t know what is real and what is not.

I'll never feel completely safe being home alone after I saw a shadow man for the first time.

About this Series:
This is not just a horror novel or a true life story, it's also a game. I wanted to write out my real life supernatural experiences, but I also wanted to remain anonymous, so I disguise my identity by writing two fake stories along with every real story I tell.

It's your job to figure out which story is true and which ones are fake


Warning! Read at your own risk! Studying shadow men can cause them to visit you!

"Good and definitely worth reading again. Quick and. scary almost like recounting things that we've experienced. Those things that go bump in the night." -A. Ronan
"The little book scared me more than 3000 of Steven King!" -Trina D.
"Very Interesting and Terrifying" - Anonymous
"These stories will scare you" - Anonymous

There are some people who attract darkness. It doesn’t mean they are dark people themselves, it’s just the hand life has dealt them. People like us feel a kinship when we first meet each other because no one else can understand what we have seen.

Many times, people like us were vulnerable in some way. I had parents who weren’t very protective of me growing up, for example, which left me exposed to certain people I otherwise wouldn’t be exposed to. A lot of us are also quite sensitive. We pick up on supernatural things that other people aren’t able to.

I never realized how truly strange my experiences were until I decided to share one of my stories on a website and it wound up being read and commented on many times.

It’s therapeutic to get these things off my chest. But I didn’t want anyone to figure out that any of it was me. I wanted to remain anonymous, because stories like these are controversial, and a pen name didn’t seem like it would be enough.

I decided to write out my stories one by one, but add two fictional stories of similar themes along with each story. That way no one could tell for sure which of these things had actually happened to me and which of these things hadn’t. Without that information, it’s difficult to trace the stories back to me.

It doesn’t matter if you believe me or not, just know that two of these stories are fake and one is real. It’s up to you to decide which is which.

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Dark Mistress Aurora has experienced creepy things her whole life, which has made her so shy she hides behind a pen name.

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