A Shiver For Your Spine
Author: Catherine Noble

Chapter 1
Bloody Mary

As the legend goes there was a girl named Mary who fell into a coma, but back in her time no one knew what a coma was, and so they considered her dead. In her time everyone was buried with a bell, so that if they were alive, or if their soul had unfinished business, they could ring the bell. Here is where the legend splits.
1) Mary’s mother kept hearing the bells and begged her husband to open the coffin. He refused. After about a week of the wife’s begging, the husband agreed to open the coffin. When opened, there was quite a sight to behold. The coffin’s lid and Mary’s fingers were covered in blood. Inside the wooden coffin’s lid, where Mary’s fingernails.
2) Mary’s mother was walking by when she saw the bell on her daughter’s grave had fallen off. She asked her husband to open the coffin, and he agreed. He wanted to prove she was paranoid, and that nothing was wrong. When they opened it, blood covered every inch of the coffin’s lid, and her nails were missing. Thus she was named Bloody Mary.
Now the legend says that if you go up to a mirror, spin around three times, face the mirror and say her name: “Bloody Mary”, she will haunt you until the day you die. Her face will appear in ever reflective surface, either driving you insane, forcing you to commit suicide, or living with the dread for the rest of your life.


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