We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s Plot Bunnies Featuring Black Holes. This is the beginning of a new project that Dave Mornix and I have planned. Each day will post something funny, weird or strange … but with some fact behind it. You can then run with it and use it for your own inspirational purposes or just read it and do nothing the choice is yours.
Dolls …. porcelain dolls… these are innocent toys that are played with by many children and in some circles collectors items.
Recently in the news it was reported to the Orange County Sheriffs’ office that 11 porcelain dolls were found outside on the front porch of eight homes in San Clemente, California a gated community.
Sounds weird? Gets weirder the dolls resemble the child that lives in that house, all young girls around 10 years old that go to the same school.
Yet according to KTLA5 News, July 24, 2014:
Up to 11 dolls were left in front of the girls’ homes, Hallock said. He initially said four dolls had been placed in front of homes, then revised that figure to eight and then 11.
No notes or threatening messages were attached to the dolls, which Hallock called “creepy or very unusual.”
“Is it a prank? Is there some specific motivation?” Hallock had said earlier. “Obviously, there’s an indication by some the parents that the dolls resemble their daughters. We’re talking about children here.
“Anything that has the potential to involve children causes us some concern.”
By Thursday night, however, investigators had concluded that a female adult who lived in the community and attended church had placed them on the porches of the girls.
“Investigators have concluded that her motivation was out of goodwill and that she intended it as a kind gesture,” a news release from the department stated.
Getting information from the news is an excellent source for jumping off of when planning or plotting your next work in progress:
Porcelain dolls are also known as bisque dolls (According to Wikipedia), and are characterized by their realistic skin-like matte finish.
Peaked popularity between 1860 -1900, with French and German dolls.
some popular horror movies with dolls in them:
- Poltergeist (1982)
- Child’s Play (1988)
- Amityville Dollhouse (1996)
We think we might stick to teddy bears … oh wait that has been ruined for us too by Chelsea’s “The Picnic“, a short horror story in the first edition of The Enigmatic Monster Project. Thank you Chelsea! She did an amazing job on that short story we still get shivers and will never look at a teddy bear the same way.
Food for thought:
Story ideas …
What it the dolls were intended as a warning?
What if the dolls came to life?
Or what if the dolls had magic abilities? Or were an invitation to join a magic community?
When we saw this at first we were really concerned and then when we found out it was just a little old lady getting rid of some her beloved possessions, sharing her love of dolls with the young girls in her community as a parent we breathed a sigh of relief. But we couldn’t help thinking of The Enigmatic Monster Project. This is something that could be a plot bunny for a horror story.
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“Nothing scares me more than people with some doll collection.”
~ Karl Lagerfeld ~
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R. J. Davies Mornix and Dave Mornix