Happy Friday!

It’s finally starting to feel like Fall and I for one couldn’t be happier.

Happy Friday everyone! Hope everyone has a lovely, chilly weekend and a spook-tacular Friday the 13th 👻.

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Does This Skull Make Me Look Crazy: The Day After Halloween

The day after Halloween, at least for me, is always a little depressing. It’s like the day after your birthday or the day after the big party you’d been planning for ages: all the build up, the anticipation (and the event itself) are over and it just leaves you feeling a little deflated. Heck, even the event itself isn’t the highlight, it’s the month long preparations that go into it that are the most fun part!

So yes, it’s the day after Halloween and I’m not looking forward to taking apart the spooky house look and replacing it with boring ‘same old, same old’ house look again. Why can’t my home look spooky all year round, I ask? Sure, having disembodied skulls hanging on my front door in March might cause the neighbors to speculate about my sanity, but wouldn’t it be fun though? 

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Not my house, but I sure wish mine looked like this! (Image via Pinterest.com)

Why is it that all the stuff that’s fun in life is also the stuff that makes you look mad as a hatter? Definitely one of the great mysteries of life… 

NaBloPoMo

Are you taking part in NaBloPoMo this November? If you are, say hi in the comments! If not, it’s not too late to sign up 🙂 

Late At Night

Sitting beside my living room window on an upper floor of the apartment building, I can see most of the parking lot below. It’s full this late at night, everyone is home and probably snug in bed on this cold and dreary evening. The rain that started falling several days ago is still keeping up a gentle drizzle, making the metal bodies of the cars below glisten in the glow of the streetlights. 

I look down at the lot, shrouded in rain, mist and shadows, not a soul in sight. And just as I start to look away, something, something indefinite, something shadowy, begins to move.

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The Scary Socks

Me: What do you want to wear today Lilly? Do you want the Paw Patrol shirt?

Lilly: No, I want Scary Halloween socks!

Me: Ok, that’s fine, but what else? The blue dress maybe?

Lilly: No! Scary socks!

Me: You have to wear pants hon, you can’t just wear socks!

Lilly: Scary socks!

Me: …..

Once Upon a Halloween

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It was a dark and stormy night…

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.. Clouds hanging low in an indigo sky.

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Dangerous creatures crawled out of hiding…

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.. and shadows flickered behind grinning jack o’lanterns.

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But fear not friends who walk abroad tonight, for there are Heros among us, and they will keep the shadows at bay..

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How was your Halloween dear readers? 

Two Line Scary Stories

In case you were looking for something to keep you up this Halloween, here are some of the creepiest two sentence scary stories you can find! Happy Halloween everyone! Don’t forget to check under the bed tonight.. 

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Image  courtesy of Viral Doza.

Do You Believe in Ghosts?

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On the whole, I believe myself to be a relatively practical person. I may love Fantasy and SciFi and have an abiding love for the fantasy worlds of fiction, but in general I think I have my feet firmly grounded in reality. That doesn’t mean of course that I don’t believe in the paranormal because of course I do. Doesn’t everyone? No matter how much you may deny it in the cold light of day, isn’t there a moment during the dark of night when the wind is rattling the windows, and things are going bump somewhere in the darkness that you find yourself wondering if all those ghost stories you heard as a kid were real? That maybe there are monsters and bogeymen and spirits in the planes beyond our sight? No? Then let me tell you a true story and I dare you to give me a ‘rational’ explanation for it.

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