Happy Halloween dear readers and followers. Are you going to get into the spirit of things?
I am a big kid at heart. I seriously never grew up on the inside past the age of ten, so when it comes to events like Halloween, my inner child runs riot. Every year I dressed the whole house up for my children, while they were away at school and could hardly wait to see their reactions when they arrived home. My children have grown up now and one would assume that they are very much past the whole thing, but I do receive complaints when I don’t make the effort and not just from my family.
I have to admit that I have reduced it right down to just decorating my window and front door for the trick or treaters who come calling. We celebrate with a bowl of treats and a scary movie now, but one thing I have noticed is that my children and better half still stick around on Halloween to answer the door to poor unsuspecting ghouls and ghosts despite complaining all the while. I suppose my children take after their mother in that their inner child also wants to play.
The spooky aspects of Halloween have always intrigued me regardless of the date. I have to admit that my fascination with the supernatural has also had a great influence on my writing, as you will soon see when you read my first novel – Hidden. The paranormal aspects to my story do rein throughout. I suppose I just like to feel scared in a safe environment. I hope I don’t raise the hairs on the back of your neck too much. Who knows, maybe it’s not so safe after all. I believe it’s always best to keep an open mind. What do you think? Do you have a ghost story to tell me? Why not write one in the reply section of this page?
I took some pictures last year and thought that as we are already in the month of All Hallows’ Eve, it might be nice to dress my website as well. So, please enjoy the pictures and tell a friend about them. Why not leave me a reply. I would love to know what you think.
To all you other inner children out there, trick or treat and Happy Halloween. Now don’t get too scared, will you?
Trick or Treat
The leaves gently brush across the crisp autumn tarmac
Leaving a carpeted wonder behind
The clock strikes six and everything’s dark
Just in time for the wizards and witches
The hour has arrived for the treaters to roll out
Down the street on ghostly skateboards
Little goblins, little witches, little ghosts, little trolls
March down the street in the town
Trick or treat come their calls as they near
With a knock on your door outside
Little giggles play out as you draw near
As treats come out little hands come about
Happy Halloween to all and goodnight
Off they tread through crisp leaves with little time
To fright down the street with their rhyme
To haunt another with a knock and a shock
Their bags are filled high with a smile
It’s seven o’clock, a yawn edges onto their face
It’s been a good lot, now they’re ready to trot
Back home to bed ‘til next year
Happy Halloween and goodnight
Thank you for my fright
Until next year
When Halloween comes again
Pumpkin blown out
Decorations taken down
Treats are all gone
A quiet night can be had
We sit and reflect until a door slams
With ghostly hands
Oh my, oh dear
What was that?
Author of The Hidden Saga
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